The Battle of San Jacinto

Texas has a fascinating history. Travelers will uncover countless historical sites as they make their way from one Texas bed and breakfast to the next. One such site that should not be missed is the San Jacinto Monument and Museum.

The Alamo was the site of one bloody battle during the Texas Revolution of the 1830s. The battle of the Alamo lasted from February 23 to March 6, 1836, and cost many lives. Just over one month later, on April 21, 1836, the Texas Revolution came to a decisive end after the Battle of San Jacinto. General Sam Houston captured Mexico’s General Santa Anna and sent him back home to deliver the message that Texas was independent.

Had the government of Mexico failed to recognize Texas as a sovereign nation, it is unlikely Texas would have joined the growing United States of America – at least not when it did, in 1846. The Battle of San Jacinto, then, had far-reaching repercussions.

Visit the San Jacinto Monument, outside of Houston, and stay in a Gulf Coast Bed and Breakfast when you do. Gaze upon this impressive monument. Take time to learn about a critical moment in Texas history (and indeed Mexican and American history) in the San Jacinto Museum. It’s worth the trip.

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