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Texas City Museum

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Address: 409 6th St., Texas City, TX 77592
Phone Number: 409-229-1660
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6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 6:00 pm

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I had no idea there was a museum in Texas City, we stopped to take photos of the reconstructed movie theatre, and there it was, across the street. We decided to give it a try and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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448 reviews
259 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had no idea there was a museum in Texas City, we stopped to take photos of the reconstructed movie theatre, and there it was, across the street. We decided to give it a try and we sure were glad we did! We learned a lot about the early years of the area, the people and events that shaped it,... More 

Thank KLsWanderlust
Texas city, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is located on 6th street. Texas City has done an outstanding job of bringing life and beauty back to the old stomping grounds. The museum has been remodeled and is full of history pieces. They have audio headphones available to tour and be informed at your own pace. This place is worth checking out. This is a hidden... More 

1 Thank Sandra H
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49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

What a design and what a railroad /village there is to be seen!! After one leaves TC Mueseum, one will know more about the Industry that drives the greater Gulf Coast and Texas. And there are disasters to address as the people of this City have suffered through them all, yet what a Sparkling All American Place to Live and... More 

Thank REHolm
Texas City, Texas, United States
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

The Texas City disaster is still the worst industrial accident in US history. The museum is very informative about the disaster with videos, pictures and displays. On weekends the model train exhibits upstairs are open and extremely cool to see all the details in the layouts of every model train scale. Price is very reasonable.

Thank Jonathan H
Northern Wisconsin
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146 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We went to the museum because it houses the Galveston County Model Railroad Club on the second floor (Saturdays, noon to 4), but found the museum itself to be quite well done. Most local museums tend to be nothing but a mish-mash of artifacts, etc., stuck away in old department store display cases. Not so with the Texas City Museum.... More 

1 Thank Must_Go_Now
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123 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

The kiddos love the train area located on the second floor. The museum itself is well organized with lots of information about the city. There is also a play area for the kids where they can explore... learn and have fun.

Thank Kat R
Las Vegas, Nevada
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

This is a great little museum. It tells you all about the little town of Texas City. It also goes into the explosion that happens here that killed about 600 people at the mid point of last century. Check it out!

2 Thank Ric F
Texas City, Texas
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

It was a nice get a way at home. Not a very big museum but big enough to entertain me and my fiancée. Will deff come back on a rainy day.

1 Thank HBstars88
Sand Springs, Oklahoma
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Millie & I recently visited the Texas City Museum on 6th Street in Texas City Texas. This museum is housed in the completely renovated home of the J.C. Penney store downtown. They have many exhibits related to history of Texas City including much about the Texas City Disaster in which the US Grand Camp exploded in 1947. There is much... More 

1 Thank davewarwick1
Round Rock, Texas, United States
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309 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The reason we went looking for this museum was seeing the airplane displays at Bay Street Park (which is the actual site of the Army base where the first "Aero Squadron" was in 1913). We stumbled upon the birthplace of the US Air Force, and then went looking for a museum to learn more information about it. What we find... More 

1 Thank Dave M

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