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San Jacinto Museum

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Towering over the Houston Ship Channel, the San Jacinto Monument is the tallest war memorial in the nation, standing 15 feet higher than the Washington Monument. The 570-foot obelisk—topped by a massive 220-ton Lone Star of Texas—pays tribute to those who fought on this field, winning Texas its independence from Mexico in 1836. The outstanding San Jacinto Museum at its base contains a number of fascinating artifacts from the Texas Revolution and subsequent Republic, and is also the access point for the all-important elevator to the summit. From up here, beneath the 34-foot Lone Star, you can enjoy panoramic views of the battlefield, the bustling ship canal and the city skyline beyond.

By: Jonathan Thompson

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Venue name: San Jacinto Museum
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Address: 1 Monument Cir
La Porte

Opening hours: Daily 9am–6pm
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