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Address: 409 6th St., Texas City, TX 77592
Phone Number: 409-229-1660
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6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Very nice and informative

The Texas City disaster is still the worst industrial accident in US history. The museum is very informative about the disaster with videos, pictures and displays. On weekends the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 28, 2015
Jonathan H
Texas City, Texas, United States
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Texas City, Texas, United States
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

The Texas City disaster is still the worst industrial accident in US history. The museum is very informative about the disaster with videos, pictures and displays. On weekends the model train exhibits upstairs are open and extremely cool to see all the details in the layouts of every model train scale. Price is very reasonable.

Thank Jonathan H
Northern Wisconsin
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146 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We went to the museum because it houses the Galveston County Model Railroad Club on the second floor (Saturdays, noon to 4), but found the museum itself to be quite well done. Most local museums tend to be nothing but a mish-mash of artifacts, etc., stuck away in old department store display cases. Not so with the Texas City Museum.... More 

1 Thank Must_Go_Now
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123 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The kiddos love the train area located on the second floor. The museum itself is well organized with lots of information about the city. There is also a play area for the kids where they can explore... learn and have fun.

Thank Kat R
Las Vegas, Nevada
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This is a great little museum. It tells you all about the little town of Texas City. It also goes into the explosion that happens here that killed about 600 people at the mid point of last century. Check it out!

2 Thank Ric F
Texas City, Texas
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

It was a nice get a way at home. Not a very big museum but big enough to entertain me and my fiancée. Will deff come back on a rainy day.

1 Thank HBstars88
Sand Springs, Oklahoma
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Millie & I recently visited the Texas City Museum on 6th Street in Texas City Texas. This museum is housed in the completely renovated home of the J.C. Penney store downtown. They have many exhibits related to history of Texas City including much about the Texas City Disaster in which the US Grand Camp exploded in 1947. There is much... More 

1 Thank davewarwick1
Round Rock, Texas, United States
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275 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The reason we went looking for this museum was seeing the airplane displays at Bay Street Park (which is the actual site of the Army base where the first "Aero Squadron" was in 1913). We stumbled upon the birthplace of the US Air Force, and then went looking for a museum to learn more information about it. What we find... More 

1 Thank Dave M
Texas City, Texas, Usa
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100 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It's small but you do learn history about the area. The 1947 explosion and more. When I was there sometime back, there was a quilt exhibit showing there. You never know what will be there until you go and see it.

Thank Brenda E
Texas City, Texas
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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

For anyone that wants to know anything about the 1947 explosion here in Texas City, the museum is a very informative way to find out the facts of this disaster. It also gives a very good idea about the founding of the city and its early years. If you are in the area and have a couple of hours to... More 

1 Thank crookedhalo2579
Owensboro, Kentucky
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126 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Enjoyed the visit. I learned a lot about history of the area. Good way to spend a couple of hours. I particularly liked the information about the ship explosion.


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