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Battleship Texas State Historic Site

  • 360° view on the deck of Battleship Texas.

Welcome Aboard!

Battleship Texas took part in some of the most significant naval battles of the 20th century during both world wars. Now docked along the Houston Ship Channel, she serves as a memorial to those turbulent times. Come walk her decks, and imagine life as a sailor!

Things to Do

Explore the battleship on your own or on a guided tour. We offer a variety of tours and programs, as well as student programs.

Picnic nearby at San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site. You will find picnic tables, grills and water faucets in the park. Rent the picnic pavilion overlooking Buffalo Bayou for your group gathering. Hold your next meeting in the ship’s conference room.

Our ship store sells souvenirs, gift items, drinks and snacks.

The ship is accessible by wheelchair on the Main Deck only.

San Jacinto Battleground:  Check out programs and tours of the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site. Visit the battleground, Monument Observation Floor and San Jacinto Museum of History.

Volunteer:  We need your help! Visit our Volunteer page to learn more.

Several nonprofit organizations support our mission:

Ranger Programs

We offer guided and self-guided tours, along with special programs throughout the year. We lead school programs and host a three-day summer day camp for kids entering third through seventh grades.

Area Attractions

Battleship Texas is a short drive from downtown Houston and the Gulf of Mexico.


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3523 Independence Parkway South
LaPorte, TX 77571

Latitude: 29.755810

Longitude: -95.090349

(281) 479-2431

Make reservations online

Reserve by phone: (512) 389-8900

Entrance Fees
  • No fee to enter the grounds; tour fees are required to enter the Battleship (12 - 64 years old): $12 Daily
  • 65 years & older: $6 Per Person
  • 5 - 11 years old: $3 Per Person
  • 4 years & under: Free
  • Military (Active & Retired): Free
  • Group Tour: Contact the Park

Open Friday - Sunday (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.). Closed Monday - Thursday, in preparation for repairs. 

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