Battleship Texas Historic Site


In nearby LaPorte, the Battleship Texas Historic Site is a must-see for any Kemah visitor. Set your GPS to 3523 Independence Parkway South, and come on board the ship that took part in some of the most important naval battles of the twentieth century. Utilized for both World Wars, the ship now calls the Houston Ship Channel home and is a reminder for all visitors of those weary times. You’re welcome to walk along the decks, and you’ll be whisked into imagining what it was like to be a sailor in those times.

Spring is the perfect season to visit her. The temperatures are warming up, and you can choose between touring the vessel yourself or signing up for a guided tour. There are a number of tour options to choose from, including special student tours. Nearby is the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, perfect for a picnic with grills, tables and water faucets. You can also rent a picnic pavilion for a larger event, which offers a view of Buffalo Bayou.

All Aboard!

The ship’s conference room is available for rent and is popular for business meetings and corporate events. At the park gift shop, you can peruse a variety of ship- and Navy-themed keepsakes and gifts. On weekends, the snack bar is open, and it’s the perfect place to relax before checking out the tours at the San Jacinto historic site.

Staying in Seabrook for an extended time with family? Programs for kids are available throughout the year, including day camps for third through seventh grade students. Visit the official site to learn more.