Texas Glory From Your Couch: San Jac EarthCam Goes Live

Keep Houston Press Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free.

The Statue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore, the Hagia Sophia and now the San Jacinto Monument.

Webcam manufacturer EarthCam's latest monument live cam hit the internet yesterday, right here in Texas, at the San Jacinto Monument. The camera is 540 feet in the air.

Larry Spasic, president of the San Jacinto Museum of History Association, said the live cam is targeted at bringing new visitors to the famous former battle ground, which is already the largest, most visited historic park in Texas. A group of "people that might not normally think of us," but would be drawn to the park via social media sharing of the camera's live views.

"This brings attention to the site, one of the most important sites in the world I think," Spasic said. "We would love to remind people of their heritage, and the consequences and benefits of what happened here."

The EarthCam website and EarthCam LiveCams HD iOS and Android apps allow visitors to see archived video from the past 24 hours, and also let them post shots taken by the camera onto Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts (#nofilter needed).

Spasic said EarthCam was "thrilled" to add San Jacinto to its list of places worldwide with a live feed, and that the company donated the camera for free.

"We are proud to partner with the San Jacinto Museum of History to connect, educate and inspire viewers with amazing live views from the tallest monumental column in the country," EarthCam Network Product Specialist Clarissa Ramirez said in the release.

Here's a timelapse from the monument via EarthCam's StreamCamHD Robotic:

Watching the sun set over the Houston Ship Channel and the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site from a perspective more than 500 feet in the air is a beautiful thing - a beautiful thing you can now do from your couch.

Keep the Houston Press Free... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Houston with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.


Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.