Houston Maritime Museum

2204 Dorrington St, Houston, TX 77030 Directions
713-666-1910

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Report | 10 days ago
Christian G.
Go with a small group and see if someone is available to give a tour. It was very informative and both my son and I had a great time!
Report | 14 days ago
Gail E.
Great little place, well worth the money! Lots of history and great models of ships through the ages. Local Houston history, too.
Report | 21 days ago
Barb M.
Have a guide or rent the headsets
Report | 2 years ago
Scott W.
Great to see the models and read about the history of Texas' navy and Houston's port.
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From Our Editors

When Houston Maritime Museum founder James L. Manzolillo moved to Houston in 1979, he found the city to be an ideal location for establishing a living, breathing monument to maritime history. As a host to the second-largest port in the United States, Houston provides a fitting backdrop for an institution that preserves the legacy of the intrepid individuals who explored the waters about which Manzolillo has always been passionate. Housed inside the former home of retired Navy lieutenant commander John Luykx, the Houston Maritime Museum's collection contains 150 model battleships, paddleboats, and submersibles as well as 100 maritime artifacts such as astrolabes, nautical quadrants, and sextants. An exhibit dedicated to the Port of Houston displays the port's history through artifacts and photos, and illustrates the port's significance to the local and national economy. Guided tours are conducted with advanced registration to allow visitors to learn little-known facts without having to forge the naval-officer secret handshake.

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