La Porte: Battleship Texas State Historic Site

The Battleship Texas is the world’s oldest surviving “dreadnought,” a powerful battleship class of the World War I era. In a strange historical twist, she was involved in the opening chapter and the final chapter of the Great War. In World War II, she saw action at the legendary battles at Omaha Beach, Iwo Jima and Okinawa. In 1948, after more than 34 years of naval service, the Texas became the nation's first memorial battleship - and a national historic landmark. 

Battleship Texas State Historic Site

  • Hours: Daily, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Admission: Adults: $12, Ages 12 and under: Free
  • 3523 Independence Pkwy, La Porte, TX
  • 281-479-2431
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  • National Register of Historic Places