Battleship Texas State Historic Site

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3527 Independence Parkway, La Porte, TX 77571 3527 Independence Parkway, La Porte Directions
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There's a whole culture of beauty, wonder, and imagination waiting for you at La Porte's Battleship Texas State Historic Site, TX. When you get the itch for some culture, stop by here and get your fix of great culture all weekend long.

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Great historical take on vacation
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You will enjoy this! While you are there, you might also plan on going across the street to the San Jacinto Monument . Wear comfortable shoes. :-)
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Wait until the restoration is completed.
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It was great! Wear comfy walking shoes! Find the volunteers on the ship, they are amazing and so knowledgeable!
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Better than we thought! So glad the Groupn motivated us to do this
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Was an amazing unforgettable experience!!! Great, educational family time!! It's an honor and privilege tp step aboard the U.S.S. Texas!!
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I enjoyed to visit the Texas battleship and have the possibility to also visit San Jacinto battle ground historical monumento, excellent day.
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Was great to see, a wonderful experience.
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If you are completely clueless about the Navy and battleships in general you better read up a bit on internet sites before taking the self guided tour. You get to go everywhere except the engine room area. Knowing a bit of what you are looking at will help you. They have information notes on some key and interesting areas but not everywhere. This is well worth the price of the admission.
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Employees/volunteers were friendly and knowledgeable. We liked that we could tour at our own pace.
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From Our Editors

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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