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Galveston Naval Museum

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The Galveston Naval Museum (formerly the American Undersea Warfare Center) at Seawolf Park is home to historic WWII Navy vessels, the USS Cavalla submarine and USS Stewart Destroyer Escort. Experience the battle as you take a self-guided tour (with...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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100 Seawolf Parkway, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was pretty neat to see the old submarine and other sea vessels. The tour was informative. I have been there twice.

Thank mikecagle
Kelley C, Public Relations Manager at Galveston Naval Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting Galveston's Naval Museum, and returning. Hopefully, each visit brings you new information about these historic WWII vessels.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had an opportunity to visit Seawolf Park and really enjoyed it. Ross was great and informative. Thx!

Thank Bill S
Kelley C, Public Relations Manager at Galveston Naval Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Bill, thank you for visiting Galveston's Naval Museum and taking the opportunity to meet our Chief Maintainer and former Navy diver, Ross. There are many great stories to be told and you got a few of them.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I have been coming to Galveston for years. We have always seen Seaborne park but never stopped to visit. Today we decided to check out the USS Cavalla. What a great surprise this tour was. We met Ross Garcia who is in...More

Thank Virginia S
Kelley C, Public Relations Manager at Galveston Naval Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Virginia, thanks for being a loyal Galveston visitor and for getting out to Seawolf Park to see our unique Naval Museum. Getting a sense of what our heroic men of WWII went through is a real eye opener. Glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Old WW2 era submarine that you can walk through and a WW2 DD class destroyer both you can tour the sub was the best

Thank 563walterj
Kelley C, Public Relations Manager at Galveston Naval Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad you could get the time to tour our unique WWII Naval Museum at Seawolf Park. Both WWII warships at Seawolf Park are memorable as each had important roles in winning the sea battle in the Pacific and the Atlantic.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This location used to be called Sea Wolf Park and is one of our favorite attractions to visit on the island. The USS Cavalla submarine is almost fully restored and can be toured with or without a guide. The USS Stewart is a giant ship...More

Thank Mark B
Kelley C, Public Relations Manager at Galveston Naval Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Mark, the overall Park is still called Seawolf Park, named after the WWII submarine USS Seawolf. The former American Undersea Warfare Center has been renamed the Galveston Naval Museum to more accurately portray its purpose of preservation and education. Thank you for being a loyal...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited here while staying on Galveston Island for a few days. It is a definite must see and do activity!! The center is located at Seawolf Park on Pelican Island. It's very easy to get to. You can pay a small fee to park...More

Thank Janine Z
Kelley C, Public Relations Manager at Galveston Naval Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting our great Seawolf Park and the Galveston Naval Museum. It sounds like you had a fun and educational time. That is exactly our aim at Seawolf Park. Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a recent family vacation we toured the submarine and DE. We purchased our tickets through the island pass and we were glad we did! If you are in any way interested in history you need to go here! Touring both the sub and the...More

Thank saraalycia7
Kelley C, Public Relations Manager at Galveston Naval Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the Galveston Naval Museum at Seawolf Park. While no audio tours are needed, they are available as well as a soon to be released smartphone App. Thank you for your review and visit.

Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

Excellent displays. Great park with play ground for the kids. Bring a picnic and fishing gear and make a full day of it. Bait sold on location. Tours of ship and sub are amazing and informative. Loved it!!!

Thank bruce k
Kelley C, Public Relations Manager at Galveston Naval Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Bruce, Thank You so much for visiting Galveston's Naval Museum at Seawolf Park. We are glad to hear you had a great time and recognize all the amazing things available to do at the park.

Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

The whole family really enjoyed this attraction. My 11 year old says it’s “way awesome!”. You can feel the history as you walk through both the submarine and DE. We would definitely go again as there is so much to see and explore on each...More

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Kelley C, Public Relations Manager at Galveston Naval Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2018

Thank you for visiting Galveston's Naval Museum. We also think the ships are "Way awesome!" We continually look for ways to add or upgrade our displays, so please do come again to see what we have to offer.

Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Truly enjoyed the submarine and all the history. The submarine was air conditioned so we were able to take our time and see every inch of it. Very nicely set up and many informational pieces through out. The Escort Ship was also very informative but...More

Thank ReviewGooru
Kelley C, Public Relations Manager at Galveston Naval Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2018

Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your tour of USS Cavalla, our WWII heroic submarine. We understand the heat during the summer can be rough; hopefully it also provides a small idea of the conditions our brave sailors endured as they...More

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steph345432
January 6, 2018|
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Response from Ralph P | Reviewed this property |
No. Getting on and going through the submarine and the destroyer require stairs, even ladders. The US Navy did not worry about ADA in WW II.
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Ryan D
December 9, 2017|
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Response from Kelley C | Property representative |
The "men in blue" are the instructors and maritime cadets from TA&M Galveston and its Maritime Academy. They are preparing for careers at sea and practice their ship maintenance skills at Seawolf Park. They frequently are... More
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funes1025
August 15, 2017|
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Response from Kelley C | Property representative |
Parking is $6 per car. To fish, rates are Adults (12 and older) Galveston Island Residents: $6 Non-Residents: $9 Children (5-11) Galveston Island Residents: $3 Non-Residents: $4 Seniors (65+) Galveston Island Residents... More
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