Battleship Texas State Historic Site

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3523 Independence Parkway South, La Porte, TX 77571 3523 Independence Parkway South, La Porte Directions
+12814792431
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Report | 3 months ago
My uncle served on the Battleship Texas in the Pacific during WW II...I took my 5 year old grandson... It was the first time either of us had been on the ship... I had wanted to walk the deck since I was his age... What an experience...He wanted to see what was down every ladder...crank every gun...it was a memory we will share forever!!! Bring walking shoes Wear comfortable clothes
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Report | a year ago
Make sure to go in decent weather since you'll be walking around above deck half the time.
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Bring a camera with a Flash. Go into the belly of the beast. Down to the engine room. Level 2 is very interesting with all the departments. Amazing what kind of a War Machine from 1914 this was and still could be.
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Report | a year ago
There are employees of the parks and recreation department walking throughout the ship with lots of interesting information to share. If you make friends with one of them, they can turn your self-guided tour into a much more exciting trip!
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Report | 2 years ago
Great place to visit - informative, education, fun, clean, excellent
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Report | 2 years ago
Great fun. It is a treasure of Texas history
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Report | 2 years ago
Amazing. Will be much more amazing after renovation in a year!
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Very interesting visit. An extra benefit was the veteran who told us stories. We look forward to going back when the bottom deck reopens.
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great loved it
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facet: Main type: Traditional locale: en_US title: Q&A with Bruce Bramlett, Executive Director of Battleship Texas State Historic Site facet_type_id: 7ebc39b0-5f2b-1032-9fbb-a71f9b4b232e html_text: |-

What makes your business stand out?
The Battleship Texas is located next to the San Jacinto Battleground, so visitors get an opportunity to experience two great historical sites in one location. Have a picnic under wonderful trees. Bring your camera and capture some great photographs.

What inspired you (or the owner) to start or run this business?
The Battleship Texas is the last remaining U.S. ship to serve in both WWI and WWII. It is also the last of the Dreadnought-style ships. We work hard to maintain her, and nothing makes us happier than when people come to visit The Might T.

What is your most popular offering?
Our Hard Hat Tours are offered five times each year. They occur in January, March, May, October, and November. You can make a reservation on on our website. We also offer an Overnight Education Program and we have hosted 40,000 children at our overnight camp.

Anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Visitors of all ages have visited The Texas since 1948 and continue to do so. Come walk the same decks where the heroes of yesterday answered our nation's call to protect America.

What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?
Visiting [The] Texas can be deeply moving for many people. It is also highly educational for visitors of all ages. In 1914, The Texas was considered the most powerful weapon on the planet. To walk her decks provides memories for years to come.

What’s your favorite part about your job?
Meeting visitors and having the opportunity to see their reactions to the experience of being on The Might T.

Business Basics

Established: Before 1950
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 25–50
Parking: Parking lot
Reservations/Appointments: Not necessary
Most popular offering: Tour the Last Dreadnought—100 years old
Pro Tip: Bring a camera. The Texas is located next to The San Jacinto Monument and Battleground.

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