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Houston Maritime Museum

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Address: 2204 Dorrington St, Houston, TX 77030-3210
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+1 713-666-1910
09:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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Hidden Gem

Houston Maritime Museum is Houston's hidden gem. The staff are very nice & wonderful. Mr. Milt Rose gave us an interesting tour. Many thanks to Mr. Milt Rose. Houston Maritime... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
thuymy p
Sugar Land, Texas
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Sugar Land, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Houston Maritime Museum is Houston's hidden gem. The staff are very nice & wonderful. Mr. Milt Rose gave us an interesting tour. Many thanks to Mr. Milt Rose. Houston Maritime Museum is a must see destination.

Thank thuymy p
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum came alive thanks to the tour given to us by Milt Rose. His commentary brought shipping around the world to life. It was easy to understand how one event led into another. I was also amazed and how a few people brought shipping to Houston and went on to bring great things to Houston such as MD Anderson... More 

Thank Ann C
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Very interesting place to get to know the different types of ships, commercial, war or pleasure. Great hosts and they offer a different theme lecture every month!

Thank evamariacampo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

As you park in front of the museum, you might tend to believe “This is only a house.” True, but pay the $10 and enjoy the contents. For obvious reasons, space is limited inside the structure but it is crammed with all sorts of maritime related exhibits. The numerous ship models are a killer, as well as the collection of... More 

Thank CaptainBlackie
Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

A customer I was hosting around the city is a huge fan of ships and maritime history, and as he wanted to spend some time looking at Houston's "ship culture," I looked this place up and decided to take him for a visit. I had no idea what to expect, and we arrived to a residential area which made the... More 

Thank sbehrin
Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

If you have a couple of hours to spare and have any interest in maritime history then this small museum housed in a residential area of Houston is worth a visit. They have a series of connecting rooms with each dedicated to an historical period or maritime sector from early Phoenician vessels all the way to modern oil exploration vessels.... More 

Thank Traveladventures_27
Westminster, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

this small museum, displays maritime history with very nice models of ships from early sailing through WWII, a docent was on site to answer any questions.

Thank tcabelus
Caldwell, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

This museum is a must-see for those with an interest in American maritime history. There is a significant collection of ship models. Our docent was very knowledgeable and friendly.

Thank thenomadtravelet
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

The maritime museum is a fabulous collection of well crafted ship models and memorabilia to show the history of sea from the first sailing vessels to modern container ships. The monthly Tues lectures are a special treat. You never know the topic from history, environmental, or even literature related to sea. There is even free food and the group is... More 

Thank Lorenz B
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

What a treasure. Hubbie being former Navy and obsessed with boats, this was a must-see during our trip to Houston. It's in a nondescript house a block off the main drag, and it's full to the brim with models of ships - everything from the Age of Exploration, up through modern tugs and drilling rigs. We got the full tour... More 

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