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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
+1 281-479-2431
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is the only surviving battleship of the US Navy. A fascinating visit to a ship that served in WW1 and WW2 with distinction. Only 1 fatality during her service period. Wee worth a visit.

Thank Gerard R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live nearby, so I've been several times. I'm always fascinated when I try to visualize hundreds of men living and working on this thing.

Thank awillms2017
Reviewed 6 September 2017

I wish the state and federal government would put more money into saving the Battleship Texas. It I wonderful piece of history. This is great place for a family to visit. The Monument restaurant is also a good way to top off the trip.

Thank Havehornwilltravel
Reviewed 18 August 2017

We arrived late so didn't start the tour, but I did pick up a small history book about the battleship. Read some that night and it made the ship come alive to image what happened around and on that ship. Parts are not accessible, but...More

Thank Gary T
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We always take our visitors there. We like the area and watching ships and barges up and down the channel. A self tour on the ship is always fun for those who are able. Great for kids.

Thank Pat D
Reviewed 11 August 2017

The Battleship Texas, a New York Class Battleship, played a serious role in US Navy history. The Texas, a big 573 Ft. x 95 ft. ship was launched in 1912 and commissioned in 1914, with its 14 Inch and 5 inch main guns, has seen...More

Thank moyew
Reviewed 11 August 2017

visited in a family "See All of Texas" in 1958 and came back to revisit, ship is amazing, volunteers working hard to keep it shipshape, caution lots of low low head bonkering, kids playing on the small guns, exhibits are great

Thank texastraveller77
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Came right when the ship opened. The movable guns right when you stepped on board was really nice and fun to play with and great photo ops. All of the arrows were faded, the tour wasn't completely marked, and there wasn't a lot of info,...More

Thank Skulllead
Reviewed 8 August 2017

They have A/C in some rooms and the whole ship stays quit cool. Important if it's humid and hot (and it is in Houston area). Place to sit down and watch a video that keeps playing throughout. Can learn about the history of the ship...More

Thank Jim C
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

If you are a history buff and a Texan then this is a must see. Be prepared for lots of stairs. If you go in the summer below deck will be hot. Pictures are allowd so be sure to have lots of memory you will...More

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7 April 2017|
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Response from linbarg | Reviewed this property |
Google says 25.5 miles, 30 minutes.
7 November 2016|
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Response from Landriault R | 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
Chelsey R
14 December 2015|
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Response from Barb B | Reviewed this property |
I am a docent on the ship. You should allow at least 1.5 hrs but more is better. There are 3 main decks plus engine rooms. Then going up you can traverse as high as the Admiral's Bridge. If you are there for a Docent... More