Hard Hat Tour Aboard the Battleship TEXAS

Unique behind-the-scenes tour aboard the Battleship TEXAS.

When Nov 22, 2014
from 08:30 AM to 06:00 PM
Where Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Contact Name Bruce Bramlett
Contact Email
Contact Phone (713) 827-9620
Attendees The First TEXAS Volunteers
The Battleship TEXAS Foundation

In conjunction with the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department’s the Battleship TEXAS will host a Hard Hat Tour, Saturday Nov. 22, 2014. There is no regular admission fee charged for the special tour. Instead, a minimum donation of $30.00 per person (cash or check) ONLY, will be collected, to help ensure that the important cultural resources of this state will be here for future generations to enjoy. Please make checks payable to Battleship TEXAS Foundation. These tours are by reservation ONLY so please call EARLY.

Participants will be able to see areas of the ship rarely seen by the public. Featured highlights of the tours include the Ammo Handling Room, Compressor Room, Drying Room, Boiler Room, Main Radio Room, Plotting Room, Forward Dynamo Room, Forward Power Distribution Room, Central Station, # 1 Turret, and the Pilot House.

Participants need to bring a small pocket flashlight, wear comfortable clothes, rubber soled deck shoes, and a camera if you wish. Hard hats are provided, and water will be available along the tour route during breaks. A limited amount of tours are open to anyone 14 years of age and older by reservation only, at three different time slots beginning at 8:30, 10:30 am, and 1:00 pm. Promptness is required, as start times are strictly observed. 

For more information or to make reservations please contact Bruce Bramlett, Executive Director of the Battleship TEXAS Foundation at (713) 827-9620 or e-mail him at bb35foundation@sbcglobal.net.

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