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Texas Maritime Museum

1202 Navigation Circle, Rockport, TX 78382
+1 866-729-2469
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Very interesting museum

Really enjoyed this museum. Especially enjoyed the self passed video presentation. also liked... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lawton, Oklahoma
Variety of exhibits

From the ancient shipwreck to oil drilling to shrimping this little museum has it! Was looking for... read more

Reviewed August 22, 2017
Edmond, Oklahoma
via mobile
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The Mission of the Texas Maritime Museum is to excite and educate the public about Texas Maritime history and artifacts. The Museum’s purpose is to offer a variety of experiences to children and adults by collecting, preserving, and interpreting items of historical interest for educational purposes; to recount Texas maritime history through artifacts, documents, and other materials of unique or historical value; and to exhibit items to further the public interest, knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of such material and related historical background. The Museum’s collections and exhibits are based on four central themes: History and Technology of offshore petroleum production and transportation History and Development of Texas seaports, maritime communities and maritime commerce along the Gulf of Mexico Exploration and Settlement history of the Texas Gulf Coast beginning with the Spanish and French The Texas seafood and fishing industry
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  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“third floor” (12 reviews)
“matagorda bay” (6 reviews)
Opens in 16 min
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Hours Today: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1202 Navigation Circle, Rockport, TX 78382
+1 866-729-2469
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed this museum. Especially enjoyed the self passed video presentation. also liked items and pictures of old fishing lures and old boat motors

Thank cuss0558
Reviewed August 22, 2017 via mobile

From the ancient shipwreck to oil drilling to shrimping this little museum has it! Was looking for something cheap and indoors to do with my 4 year old so we drove up here from Portland. Lots of things to see and read. Interesting history about...More

Thank Rmsaunders
Reviewed August 7, 2017 via mobile

It is a very well done museum hi lighting local boating and shipping industries. It also is one of the seven museums in Texas showcasing exhibits from La Salle's La Belle shipwreck that was found and excavated a few years ago in Matagorda Bay.

Thank Jim S
Reviewed August 7, 2017 via mobile

Cost to enter and no interpret for us Didn't go in but I have see other people went there and seem enjoy

Thank PannE3
Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

This is a two story museum on great maritime history for this region plus a third floor lighthouse observation deck to see the bay and Rockport beach. They even had some old outboard motors from the 20's,30's and 40's which my dad and I went...More

Thank Kirk B
Reviewed July 31, 2017 via mobile

Small collections on some gulf coast history. A little about the LaSalle shipwreck - the display tells you to go to the Corpus Christi science and history museum for more information. There are also some small exhibits about shrimping, navigation, fishing equipment and a exhibit...More

Thank Anna C
Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed this museum with my family. Lots of interesting items learned about. Interactive items for everyone to learn from. Worth taking family too. Has an observation deck as well to look from.

Thank mmischerlvn
Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

All four of us enjoyed touring the air conditioned museum after shopping at the art show in the heat. We were especially pleased that they had a beautiful model of La Salle's ship, The La Belle, that sunk in the Madagorda Bay in the 1600's....More

Thank Darlene H
Management response:Responded July 20, 2017

Thank you for your review of the Texas Maritime Museum. We appreciate your patronage.

Reviewed July 2, 2017 via mobile

Perfect location. We combined the annual art festival with a couple hours lounging on Rockport Beach followed by lunch and a tour of this very nice nautical museum. Perfect addition to a fun day.

Thank familyfuntime
Reviewed June 30, 2017

The museum is small, so you can get through it in about an hour or so. It has lots of interesting information about the area.

Thank P-Murphs
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Response from HS C | Reviewed this property |
When we visited in June, admission was $8 for adults and $6 for seniors. And while you are there, don’t forget to visit the Rockport Aquarium (free) and Bay Education Center (free) – all within walking distance from the... More