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Texas Maritime Museum

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

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Great little museum.

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Walt M
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Palmer, Alaska
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Palmer, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Walt M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Having heard of this museum on several TV shows (Daytripper, Texas Bucket List, etc.) as well as being members of the Houston Maritime Museum, we were especially interested in visiting this site. The resident docent, Pete Walker, is to be commended for his dedication to providing the visitor with the best possible experience. In addition to running the entire operation... More 

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Thank Claude S
Fulton, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

A great afternoon was spent learning about the local history and maritime events. Great exhibits, some interactive. The volunteer lady on the front desk was EXTREMELY knowledgable about the history as well as places to go see. Highly recommend !

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Thank Craig W
Hico, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

A small but good museum dealing with history of the area, all the lighthouses of Texas and boats and ships from the 14th century to the replica of a Super Tanker on the second floor. Neat exhibits from platform rigs down to fishing gear. Third floor is the top where you can step out to view the surrounding countryside with... More 

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Thank RoseMary E
Houston, Texas
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We were very impressed by this find there was so much to see. The only downfall was they close early. If your in Rockport I would recommend stopping by so worth it.

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Boerne, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

I really recommend this Museum take your kids they will love it, my family enjoyed the visit . Thank you

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Thank dogedebordeux
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Really clean and cool (temputure and fun). If you're into ships and boats, and learning about them around Texas, it's a great place to cool off and have some fun !! Lots of old pieces and many replica models to see. Some multimedia to see and learn. They also have some models of offshore drilling rigs and some info on... More 

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1 Thank Terry W
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Spent about an hour visiting the museum. There were numerous model of ships, from old sailing vessels, to today's modern fishing vessels. There were also models of oil platforms showing the underwater infrastructures. A good place to spend and hour or so to better understand the marine industry.

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Thank Ron D
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Kids were extremely bored with this museum. Cost to enter was sky high. Must be extremely interested in this type of history to appreciate this museum. Too hot to explore exhibits outside. Best part was the elevator out!

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Thank Stroblefamily
Georgetown, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

Well presented exhibits cover everything from local fishing, oil exploration and nautical history. An observation deck makes for great viewing of the bay. There are 2-3 interactive/hands-on exhibits for older children (10+ to enjoy.)

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