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Texas Maritime Museum

1202 Navigation Circle, Rockport, TX 78382
+1 866-729-2469
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Cool Relief From The Heat

All four of us enjoyed touring the air conditioned museum after shopping at the art show in the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Darlene H
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Austin, Texas
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Very nice facility with a good collection

Perfect location. We combined the annual art festival with a couple hours lounging on Rockport... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
familyfuntime
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Beaumont Texas
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The Mission of the Texas Maritime Museum is to excite and educate the public about Texas Maritime history and artifacts. The Museum’s purpose is to offer a variety of experiences to children and adults by collecting, preserving, and interpreting items of historical interest for educational purposes; to recount Texas maritime history through artifacts, documents, and other materials of unique or historical value; and to exhibit items to further the public interest, knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of such material and related historical background. The Museum’s collections and exhibits are based on four central themes: History and Technology of offshore petroleum production and transportation History and Development of Texas seaports, maritime communities and maritime commerce along the Gulf of Mexico Exploration and Settlement history of the Texas Gulf Coast beginning with the Spanish and French The Texas seafood and fishing industry
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1202 Navigation Circle, Rockport, TX 78382
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All four of us enjoyed touring the air conditioned museum after shopping at the art show in the heat. We were especially pleased that they had a beautiful model of La Salle's ship, The La Belle, that sunk in the Madagorda Bay in the 1600's....More

Thank Darlene H
Management response:Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review of the Texas Maritime Museum. We appreciate your patronage.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect location. We combined the annual art festival with a couple hours lounging on Rockport Beach followed by lunch and a tour of this very nice nautical museum. Perfect addition to a fun day.

Thank familyfuntime
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is small, so you can get through it in about an hour or so. It has lots of interesting information about the area.

Thank P-Murphs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Truly enjoyed our visit here. Well done nautical museum with good information. Well planned. Air-conditioned.

Thank pattravel84
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This is a small Museum with alot to offer. The volunteers the work there are Great with alot of information about the hiatory of the area. The first two floors are displays on the History of Rockport area along with a video area that has...More

1  Thank bryandellv
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We had been going to Rockport for years and finally went to the this museum, which is across the street from the beach. Excellent displays and thorough write ups. You can spend an hour or spend the whole day.

1  Thank Elizabeth P
Reviewed 1 April 2017

very inexpensive place to wander around and look at a variety of exhibits - all related to the water - fishing, boating, even warfare. Small gift shop, elevator or stairs to the second floor balcony or third floor outside viewing area. Also an outdoor exhibit...More

2  Thank CMS_on_vacation
Reviewed 23 March 2017

This was a nice maritime museum with several nice exhibits. We especially liked the one about La Salle's sunken ship the La Belle. The first floor is largely about this amazing part of Texas history and the recent recovery of this artifact in the Matagorda...More

1  Thank 75MaryB97
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Small museum on the entrance to Rockport Beach. It is well maintained and has small exhibits, artifacts, videos, and placards that take you through the maritime history of Texas from La Salle to the present oil industry. Very informative and nicely done. 3rd floor observation...More

1  Thank tobynh
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

There was a lot to see and learn. Staff was friendly and helpful. View from roof was beautiful. We enjoyed our visit and learned a few things.

1  Thank Arlene G
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Response from HS C | Reviewed this property |
When we visited in June, admission was $8 for adults and $6 for seniors. And while you are there, don’t forget to visit the Rockport Aquarium (free) and Bay Education Center (free) – all within walking distance from the... More
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