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Battleship Texas State Historic Site

3523 Independence Pkwy S, La Porte, TX 77571-9773
+1 281-479-2431
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Spend The Night Aboard The Battleship TEXAS!That's right. You and a group of friends can actually spend the night aboard this huge Battleship. Sleep where the actual sailors who lived on her bunked down for the night.Battleship TEXAS was commissioned in 1914 and is the only surviving US Navy ship to have served in both WW I and WW II. The Battleship TEXAS become the Nations first Battleship museum on 21 April 1948. Located at the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site in La Porte, Texas (just out side of Houston, TX). We are open daily to the public 7 days a week from 10am - 5:30pm. The ship is under the care of Texas Parks and Wildlife. The Battleship Texas Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which works closely with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) for the preservation, restoration and presentation of the world's last dreadnought-type battleship, the historic Battleship TEXAS. The BTF sponsors the Overnight Education program where we host any group size from 15 up to 78 people, from the Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Schools, Church Youth Groups, US Naval Sea Cadets, NJROTC, ROTC units, and any other interested parties. That's right. You and a group of friends can actually spend the night aboard this huge Battleship. Sleep where the actual sailors who lived on her bunked down for the night.
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3523 Independence Pkwy S, La Porte, TX 77571-9773
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+1 281-479-2431
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"san jacinto monument"
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"world war"
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"piece of history"
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"battle ship"
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"main deck"
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"hard hat"
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"self guided tour"
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"sleeping quarters"
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"engine room"
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"off limits"
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"anti aircraft guns"
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"great ship"
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"the houston ship channel"
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"gun turrets"
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"great history"
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"lots of history"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great place to remember history and see how our sailors lived. We spent the day roaming around all the rooms.

Thank tommydphillips
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Battleship Texas is a great attraction for your kids and adults alike. It was really interesting to see what a working ship was like. Kids loved to work the ship guns! Very affordable.

Thank pickybiz
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My kids had a blast exploring this ship. They even allow people to operate the two man turrets, as if taking on enemy fighters in WWI. Great time!

Thank Bdelatorre
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very short exploration due to construction but it was enough for us to be amazed. I had a lot of fun coming here with my friends and family and I learned a lot about battleships from WWI and WWII the battleship has been around for...More

Thank Andrew U
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes, restoration is being done and not all areas are accessible. That does not take away from how amazing this ship it and what it and it's crews meant to United States history. Every time I visit a historical monument such as this, I imagine...More

Thank arod124
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Over all great place to visit especially for history buffs. However, with this Texas heat I’d recommend either staying hydrated or choosing a cooler time to visit.

Thank Shane W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did not take this tour. I have a physical disability that would prevent me from taking it. However, I gave tickets for the tour as a gift to my husband and roommate for their birthdays in April. They loved it! They had a blast....More

Thank Laura G
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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

We started at the San jacinto museum, which is right next to it, and then went there after. The ship is amazing on the outside as it is on the inside. It’s a bit pricy for 2ppl, but it’s worth it if you take the...More

1  Thank Juan Z
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

Great to see in cool months. Would probably be really hot in summer!! We went in February and it was perfect. We could not imagine coming when there was any heat! This is an old battleship and there are no elevators. You have to climb...More

Thank txtrvlrs
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

We did the behind-the-scenes Hard Hat Tour of Battleship Texas, and it was great. The ship is an important part of American naval history for a number of reasons, including that she is the only surviving dreadnought battleship, the only surviving capital ship that fought...More

4  Thank Q9001YLwilliamm
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Jennifer M
18 March 2018|
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Response from FtMacTompkins | Reviewed this property |
Yes.you can walk around but no access to the ship
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Kristinesonja
7 April 2017|
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Response from linbarg | Reviewed this property |
Google says 25.5 miles, 30 minutes.
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scouter86
8 November 2016|
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Response from restasured8 | Reviewed this property |
I would contact the park at (281) 479-2431. They would be better able to answer the question. They did and may still have an overnight, sleep on the ship tour. I know there were scout troops that could book that. Not sure... More
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