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Battleship Texas State Historic Site

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Address: 3523 Independence Pkwy S, La Porte, TX 77571-9773
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Spend The Night Aboard The Battleship TEXAS!That's right. You and a group...

Spend The Night Aboard The Battleship TEXAS!That's right. You and a group of friends can actually spend the night aboard this huge Battleship. Sleep where the actual sailors who lived on her bunked down for the night.Battleship TEXAS was commissioned in 1914 and is the only surviving US Navy ship to have served in both WW I and WW II. The Battleship TEXAS become the Nations first Battleship museum on 21 April 1948. Located at the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site in La Porte, Texas (just out side of Houston, TX). We are open daily to the public 7 days a week from 10am - 5:30pm. The ship is under the care of Texas Parks and Wildlife. The Battleship Texas Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which works closely with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) for the preservation, restoration and presentation of the world's last dreadnought-type battleship, the historic Battleship TEXAS. The BTF sponsors the Overnight Education program where we host any group size from 15 up to 78 people, from the Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Schools, Church Youth Groups, US Naval Sea Cadets, NJROTC, ROTC units, and any other interested parties. That's right. You and a group of friends can actually spend the night aboard this huge Battleship. Sleep where the actual sailors who lived on her bunked down for the night.

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A Texas Treasure

This is a truly forgotten Texas treasure. We spent hours above & below deck. Of course my boys liked working the guns & cannons but I loved the history below deck. My family was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a truly forgotten Texas treasure. We spent hours above & below deck. Of course my boys liked working the guns & cannons but I loved the history below deck. My family was in the Navy during the war & it was interesting to see how they lived, slept, ate, got hair cuts, mail etc. We'll be back! An... More 

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Spokane, WA USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed this cared for relic. It was easy to find and was interesting. The staff were extremely well informed and shared interesting elements.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent several hours touring the ship, watching films, and reading historical information. Self-guided tour is excellent, but be aware that there are stairways to go from deck-to-deck. Cost is very reasonable. Staff his very helpful.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We followed our GPS's directions and ended up at the Lynchburg Ferry, a free ferry that took us across the Houston Ship Channel to the road leading to the battleship. The ferry and sights along the channel were noteworthy -- barges and freighters passing up and down, oil refineries in the background. The parking lot at the battleship was large... More 

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Kerrville, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

... is still a very interesting attraction. Boys of all ages will particularly enjoy it. (My, aren't I politically incorrect.) BUT, the ship needs for its friends and all fans of naval history, especially in Texas, to pony up some serious cash for preservation. Corrosion problems continue to advance, with repairs evidently being done on a reactive basis. Unfortunately, the... More 

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Grand Prairie, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My second visit to the Battleship and it is still impressive! Several of the bottom decks were closed for maintenance, but still plenty to see! A wonderful opportunity for families to take their children to experience history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its not everyday we can visit a historic battle ship. From the time I stepped on board, I loved it. Walking so close to the big guns. Having a chance to walk almost all the way up to the conning tower. Getting to try on the military helmets and see the shells up close. It was worth the visit. I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

The ship is undergoing repairs but most areas are open. The volunteers are great and very knowledgeable. It is great for showing history to younger generations. Highly recommended

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

It is amazing to be able to visit such a meaningful and historic place in your own backyard. It is inspiring just to walk up to it!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Imagine the history of the crews through the years, the lifestyle, the sacrifices! Well preserved and lots of effort by staff to keep this valuable tribute available to see and experience. We appreciated the efforts, thank you! Great location across from San Jacinto museum & tower, symbol of Texas victory monument within sight.

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