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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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9500 Seawolf Parkway Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77554
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a very good time visiting the museum on a hot and humid day. The exhibits were very informative and we left there knowing more of Galveston

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JLSwany
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our sons really loved seeing the ship and submarine. We loved seeing and hearing the history. Ross - the Director- spent time with us sharing stories of the actual ships. He was truly passionate and did a fantastic job. Our boys were inspired. As were...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Travissolem
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow. Very nifty self paced tour. Be sure to wear tennis shoes and think about shorts or pants. Traveling the ladders between decks on the USS Cavalla & USS Stewart in a skirt is problematic. The submarine is a bit tight. Both were fantastic to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kristen P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped by after a trip to Moody Gardens, that proved to be a great decision! After exploring both ships we were treated to an awesome history lesson by the Manager, who told the assembled group two great stories, one for each ship. I can't...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RLanceM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the Galveston Port Bolivar Ferry across and then to the Galveston Naval Museum on Pelican Island. Toured WWII submarine USS Cavalla, which sank a Japanese aircraft carrier that had attacked Pearl Harbor. Then we toured the destroyer USS Stewart, which had the distinction...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SparklyRocks
Urs S, Guest Relations Manager at Galveston Naval Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your comment Sparkly! We are glad you were able to come and see our unique museum. We hope you can come back to visit us again very soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited and our daughter really enjoyed climbing up and down the decks on the historic WWII era ships. The destroyer is one of only two left like it in the world. The director met us on board and delighted us with a neat story...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Stephanie S
Urs S, Guest Relations Manager at Galveston Naval Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Stephanie. We are glad for your visit to the museum and thank you for your comments. We hope you will come back again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was incredible to walk through and see all the interesting facts about the submarine and destroyer! They have guides to help you and it’s a great place!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank QuentinKolb
Urs S, Guest Relations Manager at Galveston Naval Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Quentin. We are glad that you enjoyed the museum. We have some very knowledgeable and friendly guides. We hope you will come back to visit us again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't let the drive get you, it's well worth it. The History of both is fantastic. The tour guide is very knowledgeable.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank catdad2two
Urs S, Guest Relations Manager at Galveston Naval Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you catdad! It's well with the drive. It is very beautiful our there. thank you for your comment and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great visit! Very cool history!! Knowledage retired navy man available for great stories! Great for a Dreary day!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ernisu2018
Urs S, Guest Relations Manager at Galveston Naval Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Ernisu. We are glad you had a good experience and we hope you will come back for another visit soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved our visit to both the destroyer escort and the submarine. It was even better because we went on New Years Eve and there was almost no one else there when we arrived. There was only one other couple in the sub at the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Urs S, Guest Relations Manager at Galveston Naval Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments alwweb! We are glad you and your family enjoyed the museum. It is pretty cramped in the sub. It is a wonder that our brave sailors were able to endure weeks and months at a time. We hope you will...More

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Stephanie C
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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advice needed for Clear Lake area and Kemah Boardwalk (11 Replies)
Planning a 3 day family trip to Clear Lake area in March and staying at Homewood Suites on Seawolf and Bay Area Blvd. What local restaurants are kid friendly and near hotel and/or on the way to Kemah Boardwalk? What are the best sights for children ages 4-12 on the Kemah Boardwalk? What about the Kemah Aquarium? Thanks!
January 17, 2007|
Response fromcrissydemue|
Are you interested in eating at the Kemah Boardwalk or outside of there? Joe's Crab Shack is always a hit with the kids. It's at the Kemah Boardwalk. Outside of the boardwalk, there are a slew of restaurants on the Gulf Freeway between NASA Parkway and Bay Area Blvd on both sides of the freeway. There is a Mexican restaurant -- Pappasitos -- on the east side just north of NASA Parkway. There is also several Italian restaurants on Bay Area just east of I-45. What type of food/restaurant...More
OHgram
Elmore, OH
Seawolf transportation (6 Replies)
I noticed in the South Haven phone directory that the Seawolf Restaurant offers "complimentary" limousine transportation to their restaurant for parties of 6 or more. Has anyone done this and is this correct? The restaurant has gotten some great reviews and we were thinking of getting a group to go there. When does Seawolf close for the season? Thanks for any help.
August 10, 2009|
Response fromFlizzer|
I'll be watching this with interest...i've never had a good experience at this restaurant (in fact I reported them to TA a few years back when a slew of great reviews written on the same day catapulted them to the top of the restaurant list). I'd call em to ck on the free transport... a really elegant meal can be found at hawkshead at the golf course if that's what you're looking for.
Chris S
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Fishing at Seawolf Park? (1 Replies)
I was thinking of taking my 13 year old grandson there this weekend if the weather holds. I have not been in 20 years since my own sons were kids. Is it still a good place to take kids? Not sure since all the past hurricanes.
May 01, 2018|
Response fromSpraygun|
Everything is fixed up real nice. Just make sure you bring an extra long pole so you can cast past the rocks.