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Lynchburg Ferry

1001 Independence Pkwy N, Baytown, TX 77520-1050
+1 281-424-3521
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In the days before bridges the ferry was the way to cross

Sometimes it is nice to take a trip back to the past and hop on the ferry to cross the Houston Ship... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lynchburg ferry ride

I love this ferry ride. It's sort of old and nostalgic, but getting to the other side is certainly... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Beth L
Baytown, Texas
via mobile
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1001 Independence Pkwy N, Baytown, TX 77520-1050
+1 281-424-3521
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sometimes it is nice to take a trip back to the past and hop on the ferry to cross the Houston Ship Channel. This small ferry carries just a few cars at a time to make the short trip. I like going from the Baytown...More

Thank 39guyj
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

I love this ferry ride. It's sort of old and nostalgic, but getting to the other side is certainly worth it. Ther's a great restaurant with delicious seafood; battleship and monument, and awesome park areas. It's a great place to get away and reminence.

Thank Beth L
Reviewed 2 October 2017

The Lynchburg Ferry is awesome. If you go to it from I-10 you will go to the Monument Inn (great restaurant on the Houston Ship Channel), Battlship Texas and the San Jacinto Monument. Excellent day of food, fun and history. Great spots for photos. You...More

Thank Jan S
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Always fun to go on the ferry even if it is just over a back. Kids enjoy the barge traffic and the ships coming and going.

Thank Pat D
Reviewed 11 August 2017

wow, what fun, tiny ferry with amazing staff, our deckhand expertly directed the cars and trucks to get the most on the ferry. trip is short but full of great harbor sights, fun for want-ta-be ship captains of all ages

Thank texastraveller77
Reviewed 8 August 2017

wasn't that impressed with the place, a lot of people there, and it took a time to be seated, wait staff was not very attentive, before, during and after dinner. Between the poor service and unimpressive food, not worth the wait,.

Thank ric l
Reviewed 19 July 2017

This is a very historic ferry. It dates back to before the Battle of San Jacinto. If you want to ride it to or from Monument Inn, for nostalgia sake, by all means. But, if you don't want to wait in a long line(s), take...More

Thank 386greggb
Reviewed 1 July 2017

This is not the fast way to anywhere, but worth the wait. The ferry is free. It can back up at peak hours. Operated by the State of TX.

Thank John D
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Some folks from around here don't even know it is here! we love to surprise new folks and take them to dinner on one side or the other and hop on the ferry as a lil FREE perk!

Thank laurieintexas
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Great chance to see one of the world's busiest waterways close up. Right at the convergence of Houston Ship Channel and San Jacinto River. Expect delays for passing ships and barges (part of the fun) and don't go at shift change.

Thank GasparRamsey
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Gracie D
15 October 2016|
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Response from jeetu854 | Reviewed this property |
It is a short, historic and free ride. TheTexans (led by Sam Houston) and the Mexican army (led by Santa Ana) had crossed the bayou (now Houston Ship Channel) for the decisive final battle that the Texans won which led to... More
25 May 2015|
Response from shaysmarch74 | Reviewed this property |
About 10 to 15 minutes.