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Texas Maritime Museum

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Address: 1202 Navigation Circle, Rockport, TX
Phone Number: 1-866-729-2469
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This is a destination for us every vacation, and they have a good book store for a small selected group of books one cannot find anywhere else. Their own library has given us... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Johnson City, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is a destination for us every vacation, and they have a good book store for a small selected group of books one cannot find anywhere else. Their own library has given us shopping/gift ideas to learn so much more about all things maritime.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My first trip to Rockport with kids and we had a blast! I've been to Rockport many times and never knew they had this museum, what a great experience! My girls are ages 5 and 7 and they really enjoyed this museum. There were several interactive stations and some videos. They especially enjoyed going to the top floor to the... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Very nice museum, exhibits on shrimping, recreational fishing, ship building and much more. Many interactive and hands on elements. Good for kids or adults. I did not see the outdoor exhibits as it was tooooooo hot, but there was plenty to see indoors.

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Rockport, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Full of the neatest history and facts, this museum, unlike others, is a must see for any history buff, children and tourist of every kind. I loved going in and reading the information that truly makes me so proud to be a Texan. Go at your leisure and absorb the incredible artifacts and history that so much is a part... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

There's 2 floors to see with an observation deck on the top. It'll take a couple of hours to get through if you stop & read everything. There's lots of stories, videos, & hands on stuff about the local maritime history. This museum is much better than sitting in a boring history class with an instructor. There are benches to... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Through artifacts, photos, exhibits, film and print, the Maritime Museum provides an interesting view of early Texas exploration and settlement on the gulf coast, the off shore exploration of oil and gas, commercial fishing, and coastal boat and ship building. The La Salle exhibit has recovered artifacts from the ill fated French expedition of 1685. There is a hands-on area... More 

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Goliad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

This museum is a nice, little museum. There are lots of informative displays, videos, models, and photos. The view from the third floor is lovely.

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Lots of stories and artifacts from marine history. We took a self directed tour with the help of some short videos, hands-on activities, and unique collections of artifacts from marine life. I enjoyed the information, pictures, and map of the Texas lighthouses. Be sure to go to the third floor and step outside to enjoy the view!

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Portland, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I hadn't been to the Maritime Museum in many years and it has certainly grown! I visited with my 6 year old daughter and was very impressed with the number of kid-friendly, interactive exhibits. It was literally fun for the whole family. The LaSalle exhibit was of particular interest to me and I learned a lot about maritime history of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Small museum, exhibits were average. Staff was nice and suggested other sites to see in Rockport. Best feature was the view from the observation deck.

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