Visitor Tours and Programs

San Jacinto Battleground Walking Tour - Walk the battleground and relive the famous battle for Texas Independence. Granite markers throughout the park show locations of the Texian camps, the Mexican camps, the site of the advance by Texian forces and other strategic parts of the battle. Most markers can also be viewed from your vehicle. Free admission. 

Battleship Texas Self-Guided Tour - Take a self-guided tour of this mighty naval vessel and learn about the life of the men on board the ship during World Wars I and II. Climb 60 feet above the water to the Flag Bridge or 20 feet below the water into the engine room. View the restored sleeping quarters and medical facilities, engine rooms and guns.

Confined Space Rescue Training - The battleship is an ideal place to train for confined-space rescue both below deck and in the superstructure above deck.

Hard Hat Guided Tour - Visit parts of Battleship Texas that are usually closed to the public! Call (281) 479-2431, ext. 234 to reserve a spot on the tour.

Sleepover on the Battleship Texas! - Bring a youth group to spend the night aboard the ship as part of the Battleship Texas Youth Overnight Education Program. Sleep in the crew quarters, tour parts of the ship closed to the public, and experience life as a sailor during World War II. For program details, call (281) 542-0684.

Recurring Events

Check our Events page for upcoming programs.

San Jacinto Day - Travel back to the days of Sam Houston and Santa Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto. Experience the past through living history; watch the reenactment of the battle for Texas freedom. Reenactors in period dress will demonstrate army camp life including weaponry, cooking and blacksmithing. Free admission. Held in April.

Pearl Harbor Day - Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. Join the Texas Commandry of the Naval Order of the United States and the staff and volunteers of Battleship Texas to pay respect to those who died at Pearl Harbor. This free event takes place each December.

Yuletide Texas - In December, missing family and friends, the crew did their best to make the ship feel more like home during the holidays. Come share the sights and sounds of the season as we adorn the ship with lights and ornaments, similar to the crew’s traditional decorations.


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