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“Great piece of history”

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
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Battleship USS Texas and San Jacinto Monument Tour
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in La Porte
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed December 1, 2012

This is a great adventure. The only problem I experienced is that when I was visiting the ship, there was a problem with the hull and it was taking water and the lower three decks weren't available due to repairs and construction. It was still an awesome experience and pretty cheap price.

Thank born2fly145
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Reviewed November 30, 2012

If you're even slightly interested in naval history and architecture, a visit to the Texas is a must.
She is unique - the world's only survivor of the pre World War 1 "Dreadnoughts" ,albeit updated between the wars to serve again in World War 2, and even older than the famed Arizona.
Her condition is a tribute to the dedication of the many volunteers and professionals who keep her afloat against the odds a century after her construction.
Of course for a comparison of evolution of battleship design, the Alabama is just down the highway!

1  Thank Graham360
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Reviewed November 23, 2012

Go when it's cooler especially if you have young children. If you love history you will love this. A step back in time. makes you appreciate what we have now. Also there was a door marked do not open so we opened it and there was a real life human that looked like a captain working on something. He did not even glance up at us and it spooked us.Awesome

1  Thank Michelle G
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

I don't know what I expected, but there wasn't much to it. It is literally just a boat with nothing else. You just walk through it and your done.

Thank Tracy C
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

We spent several hours exploring this battleship, learning about history and about life aboard this ship. Visitors are free to wander and explore most of the ship, even to sit in the gunners' seats at the big guns. This was the highlight of visiting Houston for me.

Thank OneBlueDog
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