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Texas City Museum

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Address: 409 6th St N, Texas City, TX 77590-7854
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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History of the area

I had heard of the 1947 explosion but knew very few details. The docents were great as were the film and exhibits to give me the history. There is also an excellent model train... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Patricia E
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I had heard of the 1947 explosion but knew very few details. The docents were great as were the film and exhibits to give me the history. There is also an excellent model train exhibit upstairs manned by the Galveston Model Train club. All in all an enjoyable and informative afternoon.

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Thank Patricia E
Texas City, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum was renovated recently and has a number of cool exhibits that relate to local history. Including a cannon that was recovered nearby from a civil war era sunken ship.

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Texas City, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

It has been a while since I visited, but really loved the visit. I plan to go again soon to take my grandchildren.

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Texas City, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Great museum! Has a little bit for everyone! We enjoyed reading about & seeing all the excellent photos!

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Thank skw75
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Great collection and nice staff. Excellent Civil War and local history. Model train exhibit upstairs is wonderful. USS Westfield exhibit is particularly interesting as it involves a gunboat destroyed in Galveston bay at the Battle of Galveston. January 1, 1863.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

I attended the museum with a large group and was pleasantly surprised. I've lived in the Houston area all my life but had never actually visited Texas City or been to this museum. It's definitely worth the hour drive from Houston. The museum docent was a native so she was quite informative. The museum began with the city's earliest history... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016 via mobile

This museum gives a very comprehensive overview of the founding and growth of both Texas City and the petrochemical industry. A horrific accident in 1946 is played out in great detail through, newspaper accounts, pictures, and video.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

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 

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Texas City, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

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 

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TexasCity,TX
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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 

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