Overview:
The location of a significant Civil War battlefield, Sabine Pass Battleground State Historic Site honors a small band of heroic Confederate soldiers that defeated four Union gunboats and prevented Union forces from penetrating the Texas interior in 1863. The site features a stately bronze statue of Confederate Lt. Richard “Dick” Dowling, who led the 46 men to victory, and an interpretive pavilion illustrating the story of the battle. Hours: Daily, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Extended Summer Hours: May 1 – August 31, 8:00 am - 8:00 pm. Admission: Free.