Houston Maritime Museum

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2204 Dorrington Street, Houston, TX 77030 2204 Dorrington Street, Houston Directions
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    9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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Report | 12 days ago
more exhibition than expected
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Report | 13 days ago
Burt was our free tour guide, and he was a wealth of information! It really made the museum a great experience.
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Report | 12 days ago
This is a great place if you have an interest in models of ships dating from the 16th century forward. I enjoyed the models of the Clipper ships.
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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!
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Great little place, well worth the money! Lots of history and great models of ships through the ages. Local Houston history, too.
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Report | 13 days ago
Have a guide or rent the headsets
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Great museum
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Report | 14 days ago
Great to see the models and read about the history of Texas' navy and Houston's port.
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Not open on Sunday, but a cool little place with plenty of models.
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Great! Can't wait till they get to their bigger, new location!
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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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