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Texas City Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:00
Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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Great History of Texas City

The Texas City Museum is a great place to learn about the city of Texas City. A great many pictures... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2018
Texas City, Texas, United States
Excellent visit to a museum we had not heard of.

This museum has a large selection of items concerning Texas City from its beginning until now. Lots... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
Noel H
Alvin, Texas
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Local History Museum featuring artifacts from the USS Westfield (including a real Civil War cannon), exhibits on the founding of Texas City and the 1947 Disaster, Children's Discovery Room and model train layouts.
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409 6th St N, Texas City, TX 77590-7854
+1 409-229-1660
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Reviewed 19 August 2018

The Texas City Museum is a great place to learn about the city of Texas City. A great many pictures show the disaster that happened in 1947 when the ships blew up at the waterfront. It is a big part of this history of this...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

This museum has a large selection of items concerning Texas City from its beginning until now. Lots of history about the 1947 disaster.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Noel H
Reviewed 24 July 2018

i use live in texas city, put this in after i left, nice cool place learn a lot about the texas city explouseing back in 1948.

Date of experience: July 2018
Reviewed 12 June 2018

Visited this museum with my great grand children. They were thrilled at the model train display, what a great place for them to let off energy in the children's room. The history of Texas City was interesting. I had no idea of all the disasters...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

This museum should be on the bucket list for all history buffs residing in the general Houston area or traveling to and from Galveston. It is not located near or adjacent to a major highway, so a side trip into the older part of downtown...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Grumpyworm
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Please do not rush your visit the surprise is the model train club is upstairs so there is an hour or more. Then the terrific history of Texas City. Talk about death and misfortune this town has a terrific track record. Lots of good people...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Gene R
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

20 minutes from Galveston, this museum is great for museum lovers or those looking for indoor activities. We were not able to see the majority of the model trains as that display is only open on Saturdays. However, the rest of the museum is great....More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Gordon1123
Reviewed 10 November 2017

A well laid out exhibit of the infamous 1947 explosion at the city wharf. The remains of one of the ships is really stunning. A very informative display of oil drilling on land and sea. The 2nd floor has the most elaborate model train display...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

This is a great regional museum that portrays Texas City's resilience to hurricanes, the large ammonium nitrate explosion of 1947 and the change of sea port status. This museum is educational and interesting. I applaud the people of Texas City for their tenacity and perseverance...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We loved this museum. I think anyone would say the trains, with their incredible detail, are the star of the show, but all the exhibits are very interesting, and seemed to me as professionally done as at much larger museums. Of particular interest was the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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8 October 2015|
Response from Jonathan H | Reviewed this property |
$5-adults, $3-seniors, $2-students. Model train exhibit (upstairs) only open to public on Saturdays. Enjoy!