San Jacinto Monument and Battleship Texas

About the Greet:

You will need personal transportation to the San Jacinto Battleground State Park, as there is no public transportation available. So your options are a rental car, Uber, or Lyft. The State Park is 30 miles east of downtown Houston at the confluence of the San Jacinto River and the Houston Ship Channel (formerly Buffalo Bayou). We will tour the museum and the observation deck of the San Jacinto Monument, which was erected in 1936 (the Texas Centennial) and which is taller than the Washington Monument, so the view from the observation deck is unbelievable. The tour of the USS Texas can be as long or as short as your time allows. She is over 100 years old and is the last of her class, the “dreadnought” series. She fought in decisive battles in both WWI and WWII and has a very interesting history. You will see the gun emplacements, the living quarters of the officers and enlisted men, the medical facilities, the barbershop, the latrines, the canteen, the kitchen, the cafeteria-syle food serving area, and lots more as time allows.

About Me:

Hi, I'm Joy and I've lived in Houston for all of my adult life. I love to share our Texas history and culture, particularly that of Houston.

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