Monday, August 31, 2009
When Hurricane Ike hit the shores of Texas last September, Sabine Pass Battleground State Historic Site sustained serious damage in the aftermath of the storm. Over the past year, the site has undergone restoration work (including the addition of restrooms), and we're now happy to announce that it will reopen to the public tomorrow, September 1.
Located just outside Port Arthur, Sabine Pass Battleground honors a small band of heroic Confederate soldiers led by Lt. Richard “Dick” Dowling, who defeated four Union gunboats and prevented Union forces from penetrating the Texas interior in 1863. The site will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a $2 admission fee.
To kick off the reopening, come on out Sept. 12-13 for the Dick Dowling Days Weekend and see a Civil War reenactment honoring the 146th anniversary of the Confederate battle at Sabine Pass. Admission for this event is free. Click here for more information.