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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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"san jacinto monument"
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Reviewed yesterday

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took students to see this vessel and was so glad I did. Ship has been under renovation and could use some more funds, but the volunteers were great at walking the students through the various aspects of ship life and how each department served aboard...More

Thank Astros80
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited the USS Wisconsin - a huge battleship, and the USS North Carolina- which is about 100 ft shorter than the Wisconsin. However, we have enjoyed the USS Texas the most. It is a football field shorter than the Wisconsin - but this...More

Thank Bob A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything about our visit was good, the only reason for the average review is the current restoration going on. Also, my husband has limited mobility so we were only able to see the main deck , so I can't comment on other decks. The staff...More

Thank Karen H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Battleship Texas in January. What a neat experience to be able to walk around the ship and see how they lived and worked aboard it. We were very surprised at the close quarters in the bunk areas. We went with three different...More

Thank RoxieV
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the battleship mid-morning during the week when it was pretty quiet, so had the vessel almost to myself at least to begin with. Very interesting to be able to explore the vessel and see behind the scenes of life on board. The ship was...More

Thank familytravel4x4
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed this tour of the battleship texas. Went on a Thursday mid mourning not much of a crowded 6 dollars for seniors , little fife shop run by parks & wildlife also small snack shop ,well worth the time.

Thank Mike C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited on a Wednesday morning and lots of restoration work was going on. It is $13 for adults and $3 for kids to go onto the battleship. There aren't any guided tours. The volunteer at the entrance suggested a route for us to take...More

Thank ammomof3
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

While the interiors and gunnery are of a World War Two vintage (one can't have everything!) the fact that this is the last WWI Dreadnought remaining in the world is enough for any history fan to spend a happy hour or two. In addition to...More

Thank AllanJGJ
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

We were looking for somewhere different to visit on the last morning of our holiday and one suggestion that popped up was Battleship Texas. What a fascinating morning we had exploring this historic ship. There's a lot of work being done by the fine band...More

Thank Al D
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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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