Sabine Pass Battleground State Historic Park
6100 Dick Dowling Rd.
Port Arthur, TX 77640
State Park: Birding, Camp, Fish, Hike, Picnic, Walk
The location of a significant Civil War battle, 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 58-acre site features a bronze statue of Confederate Lt. Richard ‘Dick’ Dowling, who led the 46 men to victory, an interpretive pavilion, and scale model of the historic fort.