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Battleship Texas State Historic Site

3523 Independence Pkwy S, La Porte, TX 77571-9773
+1 281-479-2431
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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.
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3523 Independence Pkwy S, La Porte, TX 77571-9773
+1 281-479-2431
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Hoping the are up and running soon! We are planning a trip again for the end of the summer! old ship has lots of history!

Thank laurieintexas
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This ship has a crazy history. Look it up on YouTube before you go. If your in town and need something to do for a couple hours this is it. I believe it's $10 to get on now. Make sure you ask for your veteran...More

Thank Scott P
Reviewed 1 week ago

My son picked this place for his college graduation destination. The ship was amazing and there was a lot to do aboard. I hope they are able to renovate it since it is history. Everyone was so friendly and informative. It was a great time...More

Thank KYFamily93
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was great to be able to get on the ship and explore. It's unfortunate that it is taking on water. Hopefully they will be able to raise the money for preservation. A wonderful piece of history.

Thank savanhub .
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Great historical site for people of all ages! It would be better to go on a cool day. I would not recommend this for people who have a hard time walking or climbing stairs.

Thank Ashley D
Reviewed 13 May 2017

It was interesting to see. We took a self guided tour. Parts of the battleship was closed for repairs but there was still enough to see. Took about an hour to go through.

Thank Joanne P
Reviewed 8 May 2017

I visited the ship on 21 January 2017 and participated the Hard Hat Tour. Very interesting. Special thanks to tour guides, really professional approach and friendly people. They even arranged a special Engine Room tour even that part of the ship was closed for renovation...More

Thank arireunanen
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Absolutely awesome piece of history that travelers of any age will enjoy. A vital piece of 20th Century history that gives the visitor a fantastic insight into the structure and function of a battleship.

Thank Simon T
Reviewed 1 May 2017

I really enjoyed my visit to the Battlehsip Texas. I have not been here since I was in elementary school. I enjoyed reading all the history on the ship. It was good to see that there are men and women trying to save her from...More

Thank Ray L
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

This well preserved historic ship was built to destroy! While there are many areas off limits it is still an interesting, self paced, self guided tour. There are additional guided tours on offer during particular months. The grand future plan is to remove the ship...More

Thank Darren S
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How far is this from HOuston?
7 April 2017|
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Response from linbarg | Reviewed this property |
Google says 25.5 miles, 30 minutes.
How would you suggest approaching this with 25-30 Boy Scouts?
8 November 2016|
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Response from Landriault R | Reviewed this property |
I would contact the park at (281) 479-2431. They would be better able to answer the question. They did and may still have an overnight, sleep on the ship tour. I know there were scout troops that could book that. Not sure... More
Chelsey R
Approximately how much time should we allow for the self guided tour?
14 December 2015|
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Response from Barb B | Reviewed this property |
I am a docent on the ship. You should allow at least 1.5 hrs but more is better. There are 3 main decks plus engine rooms. Then going up you can traverse as high as the Admiral's Bridge. If you are there for a Docent... More