San Jacinto Day Festival & Battle Reenactment
Style News Wire | 1/7/2010, 10:43 p.m.
San Jacinto Day Festival and Battle Reenactment Presented by H-E-B Tournament of Champions. Celebrate the battle that won Texas’ independence in 1836. The San Jacinto Day Festival offers a full day of living history camps, period demonstrations, family entertainment, children’s activities, and much more. In the afternoon, hundreds of historical reenactors gather at the San Jacinto Battleground to stage the state’s largest battle reenactment. Free to the public.
And More Inside the Museum and Monument:In addition to visiting the Museum’s permanent collections and the display of special artifacts, guests can take the famous 489-foot ride to the top of the Monument, enjoy the digital presentation Texas Forever!! The Battle of San Jacinto as well as view a rare signed photographic portrait of Sam Houston and the original signed letter “Farewell of General Santa Anna to the Texan Army”, written by Santa Anna following his defeat at the Battle of San Jacinto.
WHEN: Saturday, April 24, 2010, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
WHERE: San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
One Monument Circle
La Porte, Texas 77571
PRICE: Free admission to Festival activities and the Museum. Modest fees for the elevator ride, digital presentation and exhibits.
MORE INFORMATION: For more information about this event or the San Jacinto Museum of History, please call 281-479-2421 or visit www.sanjacinto-museum.org .