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Texas Maritime Museum

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Address: 1202 Navigation Circle, Rockport, TX 78382
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+1 866-729-2469
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 13:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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Learning about La Salle and the Gulf

This was a nice maritime museum with several nice exhibits. We especially liked the one about La Salle's sunken ship the La Belle. The first floor is largely about this amazing... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
75MaryB97
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Houston
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Houston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a nice maritime museum with several nice exhibits. We especially liked the one about La Salle's sunken ship the La Belle. The first floor is largely about this amazing part of Texas history and the recent recovery of this artifact in the Matagorda Bay. The upper levels are dedicated to other parts of maritime history liking fishing, shipping,... More 

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New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Small museum on the entrance to Rockport Beach. It is well maintained and has small exhibits, artifacts, videos, and placards that take you through the maritime history of Texas from La Salle to the present oil industry. Very informative and nicely done. 3rd floor observation deck. Plenty of free parking, entry fee is $8 for adults.

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Thank tobynh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There was a lot to see and learn. Staff was friendly and helpful. View from roof was beautiful. We enjoyed our visit and learned a few things.

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Thank Arlene G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Maritime museum is a great place to learn about all the bounty in the sea, and how the people of the Coastal Bend area have managed to make this a unique place to visit. All of the volunteers who man the desk are very helpful and can answer any and all questions you may have. They reall enjoy sharing... More 

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Bonham, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are in Rockport and have an hour or so, this museum is worth a visit. I particularly enjoyed the paintings of the lighthouses and the history behind each one.

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Thank Cynthia G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted something to do with some friends for an afternoon. Very nice museum, full of interesting martime artifacts and a brief overview by one of the volunteers. The view from the observation deck is worth the admission. Very well kept by the volunteers who run the place! Enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours!

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Thank Joellen W
Wimberley, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Nice museum with a few cool maritime artifacts and local history. Bit of a walk from hotel. Rockport is not a very walkable town. Few sidewalks.

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Thank txsingleexplorer
Kansas City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Well done, attractive informational displays. Covers local maritime history and some international. Kids should enjoy.

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Gladwin, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

In my opinion it is closer to 3.5 versus the four I gave it. I liked two of 18 sections. The first area you come to is the story of Rene Robert LaSalle and the archeological work being done on his ship that sunk in Matagorda Bay. Be sure to play the videos here - interesting. Another interesting area covers... More 

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houston, tx
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

This is the official maritime museum of Texas. Definitely worth the time to visit. Also contains great books. And gifts. So much history. After visiting, take a walk along the harbor

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