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Texas Maritime Museum

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

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Afternoon Excursion

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Joellen W
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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!

Thank Joellen W
Wimberley, Texas
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67 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank txsingleexplorer
Kansas City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank blackdogclub
Gladwin, Michigan
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173 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank Doug G
houston, tx
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank SharonTravelerII
Eureka Springs, Arkansas
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

This was very interesting. If you like nautical history, you'll love this . Lots of cool artifacts. Take the time to watch the videos about the la belle. $6.00 for seniors is cheap for what you get . I could have spent hours here it time allowed.

Thank tyounk51
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Very interesting and Staff very knowledgeable. Added feature is the cost is FREE. Close to several restaurants and right next to several other top places to visit

Thank Lois S
Management response:

Thank you for your review and visiting the Texas Maritime Museum. However Admission is not free. There is an $8 Charge for Adults, $6 Charge for Seniors and Active Military, and Children are $3. Thank you More 

Ft. Worth, Tx.
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83 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Highly recommend spending some time hear to get some history of the area. All the displays and information were very well presented. Don't miss the outdoor area with some maritime artifacts, or the rooftop balcony with views of the boats and the harbor.

Thank Ft_Worth_Tx_Paul
Canyon Lake, Texas
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed it very much ,very imformative. Really enjoyed the LaSalle artifacts form his ship La Belle.

Thank KB1953
Palmer, Alaska
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40 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Small, but a really nice museum. Covers the ships and trade of the coastal areas of Texas. Great history coverage on the ship the "La Belle". Which sunk in the 1600s and recently found. The museum also gives a good picture of the light houses that protected the coastal shipping lanes.

Thank Walt M

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