San Jacinto State Park Tour

Lynchburg FerryA typical tour of San Jacinto State Park includes transportation, parking, the San Jacinto Monument, museum, movie, observation deck, the Battleship Texas, and the Lynchburg Ferry. Lunch is at the Monument Inn Restaurant with a terrific view overlooking the Houston Ship Channel.

Transport: This is only the transportation to and from hotels or locations from within the I-610 Loop to the San Jacinto Monument with pickup at 9:30 to arrive at the San Jacinto Monument between 10 and 10:15 AM provided there are no traffic problems and pickup at the San Jacinto Monument outside the main entrance to the building and where the party was dropped off at 2:15 PM to return to the original site of the pickup at between 2:45 and 3:00 PM.

Scheduling and Deposit: This tour is normally SCHEDULED AT LEAST TWO WEEKS IN ADVANCE with a non-refundable deposit of roughly 50% paid to reserve the tour. Call or write us in advance to make arrangements. The contact information can be found at the top of the page. All tours are scheduled by appointment. If you wait until the day of the tour to make your reservation, you are taking a chance that we will be able to accommodate your request. This may not be possible. If you wait until the day of a tour to schedule a tour, allow a minimum of one hour for us to be able to send a tour guide and vehicle to meet you.  We only accept cash on the day of a tour.

Give yourself approximately 1.75 to 2.5 hours at the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Sites:

  • San Jacinto Mural35 minutes to watch the film "Texas Forever! The Battle of San Jacinto."
  • 25 minutes to go to and view from the Monument Observation Deck at 489 feet above the Battleground.
  • 15 to 30 minutes to tour The San Jacinto Museum of History.
  • 15 to 30 minutes to walk the grounds including the cemetery.
  • 15 to 30 minutes for miscellaneous activities: souvenir shopping, bathroom, and or walking on the 1,210-foot boardwalk over marshes.

Plus 60 minutes more for the Battleship Texas.

Plus 30 minutes for lunch at the walk up counter at the Battlefield that is open on Friday through Sunday, or 60 minutes at the Monument Inn Restaurant.

Entrance to Battleground Texas State ParkThe San Jacinto Monument is in La Porte, Texas 77571. It is 24.5 miles/39.4 kilometers from City Hall at 901 Bagby Street, in downtown Houston 77002. It is 49 miles/78.9 kilometers roundtrip. Allow 45 minutes to get there using the Lynchburg Ferry and 45 minutes to return during the beginning of rush hour.

The drive from the San Jacinto Monument to the Kemah Boardwalk is 18 miles/29 kilometers. Allow 30 minutes to make the trip.

The Kemah Boardwalk in Kemah, Texas is 34.2 miles/55 kilometers from City Hall in downtown Houston or 68.4 miles/109.4 kilometers roundtrip. Allow at least 1 hour to return to Houston in rush hour traffic.

Sam Houston Park is in Houston. It has a collection of 10 historical structures from 1823 to 1905. This includes 8 homes, 1 church from 1891, as well as a children's playhouse, gazebo, beautiful oak trees, and ponds. The Heritage Society that is located within Sam Houston Park has the reconstructed Duncan General Store from Egypt, Texas from 1878. Additionally, one can watch a brief movie about the history of Houston, observe the life-size statue of former Governor John Connally, the crystal glass collection, and see the ever-changing special exhibits. The Heritage Society which also manages the houses is closed on Mondays and has limited hours on Sunday afternoons.


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