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Posted on: May 9, 2019

BIG NEWS! San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site has re-opened to the public!

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The community is advised that as of Wednesday, May 8, the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site was officially re-opened to the public.

The site includes the Battleship TEXAS, the San Jacinto Monument and the San Jacinto Museum of History, currently featuring a special exhibit titled “BIG ENERGY,” which represents a partnership between Shell Deer Park, the City of Deer Park and the museum.

According to Bill Irwin with the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, prior to opening to the public, the site completed air monitoring in public spaces as well as all areas where employees would be working.

Those checks verified that the site was clear of any harmful after-effects following the incident at Intercontinental Terminals Company which led to the site’s closure in March.

“We really hope to see our Texas community come out to the site now that we have re-opened,” Irwin said. “Our staff is looking forward to welcoming guests who want to come out and learn more about their heritage.”

Visit for more information. The donation address for the San Jacinto Museum of History is: us/donate/.

Cover photo courtesy of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

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