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The American Undersea Warfare Center

100 Seawolf Parkway, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1 409-797-5114
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The American Undersea Warfare Center at Seawolf Park is home to historic WWII Navy vessels, the USS Cavalla attack submarine, and the USS Stewart Destroyer Escort, which are dry-docked in the park. Experience the battle as you take a self-guided tour(with available audio) aboard each ship. Learn how our young American sailors lived and fought on the high seas. Surround yourself with scenic views of the Port of Galveston and the surrounding waterways. See wild dolphins dancing and ferries crossing in the waters just off of the island. At the tip of the island, Seawolf Park offers the best fishing in the area, complete with a paid public fishing pier and a live bait camp! Enjoy picnic tables and playgrounds, basketball and volleyball courts, which make up the rest of the park where our 2 historic vessels lay, guarding the entrance to the Galveston Ship Channel. Bring a picnic lunch and relax in the park after touring Galveston Island’s premier, open-air WWII Naval Museum.
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100 Seawolf Parkway, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We traveled to Galveston with 5 kids ranging 7 to 17 in age. Everyone loved the submarine. It’s air-conditioned to make the tour pleasing. The ship was also very interesting. There is a nice playground and place to picnic to make a great family outing!

Thank Audrey W
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Kelley C, Public Relations Manager at The American Undersea Warfare Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Audrey, Thank you for bring your family to Seawolf Park and Galveston's Naval Museum. We are so glad you enjoyed a special educational visit through our WWII warships and took time to relax on the park grounds. We hope you will come back soon!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the Submarine and walking on the Island. The only issue was the heat so by the time we got to the Battleship we were too hot and tired to look around.More

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Kelley C, Public Relations Manager at The American Undersea Warfare Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Tk, we thank you for visiting Seawolf park and the Naval Museum here. It does get warm this time of year (sub is air conditioned) but imagine what it was like in the South Pacific on the sub, or the frigid North Atlantic on the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I’m an old nuclear submarine sailor and I have always held WW II diesel boat sailors as my heroes. To get a glimpse of how those brave men who prevented you from speaking Japanese or German as your first language lived and died, you should...More

2  Thank Fred W
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Kelley C, Public Relations Manager at The American Undersea Warfare Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Fred, we appreciate all those who come out for a tour and visit and decide to help out periodically. Those landlubber visitors do enjoy a live salty dog story once in a while. Please verify that your rating was made as a visitor and you...More

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Reviewed 12 June 2018

Anytime you can go onboard a submarine is a good thing. This old diesel boat gives you a good idea what it was like to be in the silent service

2  Thank Lance M
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Kelley C, Public Relations Manager at The American Undersea Warfare Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Lance, we agree that the submariners of the Silent Service were special and heroic in taking on the dangerous role as defenders of freedom. Glad you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 4 June 2018

We have visited several different military parks. This one is small, but it was still a treat. The submarine was the best of what you have, the tight living quarters were amazing to see.

4  Thank jasinoak
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Kelley C, Public Relations Manager at The American Undersea Warfare Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for supporting all the military historical sites around our great country and especially Seawolf Park. We believe we have a unique combination of predator (USS Cavalla sub), defender (USS Stewart), and prey (SS Selma) all in one area. Glad you enjoyed it!

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Reviewed 25 May 2018

Located at the far end of Pelican Island across from Galveston Island, the park is somewhat out of the normal tourist travel pattern. However, it is well worth the detour if you are interested in experiencing the living conditions sailors aboard submarines and destroyed escorts...More

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Kelley C, General Manager at The American Undersea Warfare Center, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Thank you visiting Seawolf Park and The American Undersea Warfare Center. The USS Stewart and USS Cavalla are both a little over 300ft long and 25ft wide. This size made them efficient in war, but as you say there are some close quarters to view....More

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Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

This is a nice little place to visit. Going into the submarine it shows you just how tight for space they were and gives you an idea of the conditions the crew had to put up with. You also get to take a walk around...More

Thank St_matty
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Kelley C, General Manager at The American Undersea Warfare Center, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Thank you for taking the time to visit the Naval Museum at Seawolf Park. You were able to visit the only remaining Edsall Class destroyer escort and the only submarine to directly avenge Pearl Harbor. Truly historic vessels.

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

The WWII sub is open all the way thru but this big boy got claustrophobic 2 chambers in! Really makes you appreciate our armed services

Thank Kenneth T
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Kelley C, General Manager at The American Undersea Warfare Center, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Kenneth, fully understand! Thanks for visiting! It does make one appreciate the submariners who lived for months at a time on each patrol.

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Reviewed 9 May 2018

Being ex Royal Navy, I try to visit these exhibits if I can. If found the sub more interesting than the frigate. I appreciate these things take time and money, to keep up to a standard to be safe and appropriate for the public, but...More

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Urs S, Public Relations Manager at The American Undersea Warfare Center, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

Thank you so much for visiting our museum. We thank you for your patronage and for your constructive criticism. We are always working hard to improve the safety and the satisfaction of our guests. We currently have plans for some major upgrades for both exhibits...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

A short trip over the bridge to Seawolf Park to see the battleship and submarine. Self guided tour, $10 each plus $6 parking. Walked the pier and checked it all out. Pretty cool to see.

Thank Brenda C
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Kelley C, General Manager at The American Undersea Warfare Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Thank you for visiting Seawolf Park and the Naval Museum there. We are glad you had a nice time and enjoyed what we offer.

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steph345432
6 January 2018|
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Response from Ralph P | Reviewed this property |
No. Getting on and going through the submarine and the destroyer require stairs, even ladders. The US Navy did not worry about ADA in WW II.
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Ryan D
9 December 2017|
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Response from Kelley C | Property representative |
The "men in blue" are the instructors and maritime cadets from TA&M Galveston and its Maritime Academy. They are preparing for careers at sea and practice their ship maintenance skills at Seawolf Park. They frequently are... More
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funes1025
16 August 2017|
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Parking is $6 per car. To fish, rates are Adults (12 and older) Galveston Island Residents: $6 Non-Residents: $9 Children (5-11) Galveston Island Residents: $3 Non-Residents: $4 Seniors (65+) Galveston Island Residents... More
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