Corpus Christi: USS Lexington-Museum on the Bay

Commissioned in 1943, the Lexington II was nicknamed the “Blue Ghost” and remains the nation’s longest-serving carrier—the last of the Essex Class, once the largest in the U.S. fleet. Visitors can explore the facts and feel of naval combat —from crew berths to sick bay to the commander’s stateroom. View vintage aircraft and sit in the gunner’s seat of a three-inch, and 50-caliber anti-aircraft guns. 

USS Lexington – Museum on the Bay

  • Hours: Daily, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (extended summer hours)
  • Admission: Adults: $14.95, Seniors/Military: $12.95, Children (4-12): $9.95
  • 2914 N. Shoreline Blvd., Corpus Christi, TX
  • 361-888-4873
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  • National Register of Historic Places