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Battleship TEXAS State Historic Site

3523 Highway 134
La Porte TX 77571

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Welcome Aboard the Battleship TEXAS

Battleship TEXAS
Photo courtesy of Battleship TEXAS Archives

In 1948, the Battleship TEXAS became the first battleship memorial museum in the U.S. That same year, on the anniversary of Texas Independence, the Texas was presented to the State of Texas and commissioned as the flagship of the Texas Navy. In 1983, the TEXAS was placed under the stewardship of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and is permanently anchored on the Buffalo Bayou and the busy Houston Ship Channel. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's 1,200-acre San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site consists of the Battleground, Monument and Battleship TEXAS. These sites are located within minutes of downtown Houston and a short distance to the beaches of Galveston Island. Millions of visitors come to this area each year to enjoy the mild coastal climate and cultural and sports activities. Students and visitors alike are most fortunate to be able to experience history first hand through living history at the San Jacinto Battleground and Battleship TEXAS.

Photo courtesy of Battleship TEXAS Archives
Cross section of the Battleship TEXAS. Click left or right half to view a larger image of that side. View a larger image of the stern section of the Battleship. View a larger image of the bow section of the Battleship.
Cross section view of the Battleship TEXAS. Click on either side for a larger image of that section.

The Battleship TEXAS is administered by T.P.W.D with the dedicated assistance from the Battleship TEXAS Foundation, a private, non-profit organization.

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