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Houston Maritime Museum

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My husband was in the Merchant Marine and is interested in ships, so we decided to go to the... read more

Reviewed April 13, 2018
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A fantastic surprise!!

We arrived in Houston a little early and had some time to kill. Checked the GPS and saw that this... read more

Reviewed July 18, 2017
Ed H
Georgetown, Texas
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Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

My husband was in the Merchant Marine and is interested in ships, so we decided to go to the museum. The fellow that gave us the tour was very knowledgeable. Very intricate models on display.

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Reviewed July 18, 2017

We arrived in Houston a little early and had some time to kill. Checked the GPS and saw that this museum was on the way to our destination. Since I have been reading a lot about the British Navy recently I wanted to see what...More

Thank Ed H
Reviewed June 26, 2017 via mobile

My son and I visited this place and he loved it. He's big into boats and the Titanic at the moment so this was right up his alley. It looks small from the outside but don't let that discourage you, it is worth it. The...More

Thank Mark F
Reviewed June 20, 2017

The Houston Maritime Museum is a hidden gem in Houston. All items on exhibit were very interesting, in particular the wonderful models. The docent was quite knowledgeable, friendly, and gave a very detailed tour of the museum, providing interesting information on maritime history and all...More

Thank kzsull01
Reviewed April 28, 2017

Amazing little gem. We took a guided tour because there were 10 of us. Our guide was brilliant and extremely knowledgeable. I would've liked more time to just look at stuff, but we didn't have that much time. Really neat place and so well done....More

Thank sally8363
Reviewed March 25, 2017 via mobile

For some time, my wife had suggested I visit this museum before it moves to a new facility at the Port of Houston. ( the museum is still in its fund raising mode). Finally, a good friend and I (we're both U.S. Navy veterans) went...More

Thank Joseph S
Reviewed March 22, 2017 via mobile

Always had a fondness for small, out of the way museums with a tight focus. This is an excellent example of why. The history of ships and sailing with a sideline focus on Houston, its port, and the Gulf of Mexico. Mostly magnificent models and...More

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Reviewed March 2, 2017

A great collection of ship models of all kinds and lovely docents but poorly displayed in an old house. Apparently they are raising money to build a brand new museum. Hope that happens because there are better museums in Houston to visit than this one.

Thank Kesteven
Reviewed February 18, 2017

Houston Maritime Museum is Houston's hidden gem. The staff are very nice & wonderful. Mr. Milt Rose gave us an interesting tour. Many thanks to Mr. Milt Rose. Houston Maritime Museum is a must see destination.

Thank thuymy p
Reviewed February 5, 2017 via mobile

The museum came alive thanks to the tour given to us by Milt Rose. His commentary brought shipping around the world to life. It was easy to understand how one event led into another. I was also amazed and how a few people brought shipping...More

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