Self-Guided Tour of WWI-Era Battleship for Two, Four, or Six at Battleship Texas (Half Off)


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Explore battleship commissioned in 1914; climb the flying bridge, scope out sleeping and medical quarters, and pose before guns and anchors

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Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 10 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Like smashing a snow globe against your forehead, tours can open up a fascinating new world right before your eyes. Go beyond the surface with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $12 for a self-guided tour of Battleship Texas for two (a $24 value)
  • $24 for a self-guided tour for four (a $48 value)
  • $36 for a self-guided tour for six (a $72 value)

Guests get their run of the 1914 Battleship Texas ship. Just as the sailors who saw action in the ship during the Tampico Incident or, later, the Battle of Iwo Jima, sightseers man the guns, walk through the sleeping quarters, or play hooky after a visit to the medical facility. More adventurous enthusiasts can climb the 60 feet up to the flying bridge to take in panoramic views. A portion of each Groupon sold will go to the Battleship Foundation to help fund restoration efforts that will keep the monument in tact.

Q&A with Bruce Bramlett, Executive Director of Battleship Texas State Historic Site

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.

Customer Reviews

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.
Pat K. · March 31, 2014
Great historical take on vacation
Jennifer C. · March 19, 2014
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. :-)
Ms. K. · March 10, 2014

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