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Battleship Texas State Historic Site

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Address: 3523 Independence Pkwy S, La Porte, TX 77571-9773
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Spend The Night Aboard The Battleship TEXAS!That's right. You and a group...

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.

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It's not as big as some other battleships, but this one served in both world wars and was high-tech for its day! We loved that you can go both into the lower decks and up onto... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's not as big as some other battleships, but this one served in both world wars and was high-tech for its day! We loved that you can go both into the lower decks and up onto the higher above-deck levels.

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Burrton, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like history at all, you will really enjoy the Texas. We love all types of history, and really enjoy seeing the past. You are able to go below deck and see how the crew actually lived. She is in a constant state of repair given that she is quite elderly, but renovation crews are working to get this... More 

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College Station, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The ship stands tall above the water line. But yet, she seems not so big. As you use your automobile GPS system, you can see the ship icon, like something of a battleship game piece the closer you get. Then you see the actual ship climbing above the water line and the horizon. As you walk up to her, you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my first time aboard a battleship and I am quite pleased to have this one in a lifetime experience where people who were born many generations ago lived and worked in this confined place for extended periods of time. I have learned a lot about this ships history and its mission. It's a blast from the past. I... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth taking grammar school-age kids and older. They had a blast. Little one enjoyed it too but it was harder to maneuver with her due to all the steep ladders and steps. Kids are able to lower and raise large mounted machine guns - they def loved that.

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Tulsa, Ok
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ship is a wonderful time-travel back to the WWI era. Historically sobering, but at the same time fun to climb to the ship's different levels. There's great little snack bar run by a sweetheart of a young woman. The gift store attendants and everyone else we encountered were also pleasant and helpful.

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San Leandro, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Getting on board this 100+ year battleship is a symbol of our country's military power during World War 2. It's basically Star Wars for real. The battleship defends our freedom. It's a great way to pay tribute to the men on board. The guns stand in their might and just about ready to defend when necessary. You can actually sit... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed this visit. The tour is self guided; however, they do have a continuous film about he ships history that takes about 10 minutes to watch. WW 2 history buffs will enjoy the film as it reveals a lot of information that is not typically taught or discussed in history class. This remarkable ship has a fascinating history and as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Website will tell you that you can tour the ship in about 2 1/2 hours. If you really tour it, you can spend six hours. A lot to see and do here and none of it will disappoint.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While passing through, I was able to stop at the La Porte Battleship Texas State Historic Site. I was very surprised by how well kept this Battleship has been kept. Everything above the waterline was very clean and preserved. I wish more people would stop by and see it. Its part of the Texas State Park System for $70 per... More 

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