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“Grand old lady” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Battleship Texas State Historic Site

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
3523 Independence Pkwy, La Porte, TX 77571
+1 281-479-2431
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in La Porte
Type: National Parks, Ships, Outdoors
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Owner description: 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.
La Porte, Texas
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“Grand old lady”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

One of the last of the backbone of the U S Naval fleet. Without help she may be gone soon. A trip around the decks of this magnificent vessal can not help but bring visions of what she must have been like in her better days. I really hope they can get all the patches done so she can hold out for major upkeep.

Visited November 2012
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“So Much History”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Just don't make the mistake of trying to go to this place during the week when school kids are there, waaay bad idea. If you must go on the weekend make sure you go early in the day and late in the year when it is not so dang hot

Visited March 2013
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“Everyone should see her.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

The sheer scale of the Texas can only impress and as the last dreadnought left she is a remarkable piece of heritage absolutely worth travelling to see. Her centenary next year will hopefully mean more decks are open to the public but what you can see already is fascinating and well presented. The staff and volunteers are friendly and enthusiastic, and the setting is ideal. Go visit.

Visited September 2013
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“Worth the drive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Fascinating park with much to see. The battleship is very interesting. I liked to style of the exhibit where you are free to explore and discover on your own. Budget 2 hours on site to see the ship. The ship is not particularly friendly for people with mobility issues as there are many steep staircases.

Visited September 2013
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“Another great museum ship!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

I try to visit as many museum ships as I can. This one is preserved and maintained very well. I cannot imagine living and working under the conditions our heroes must have but I certainly am grateful for their sacrifice!

I have visited before and will again!

Visited September 2013
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