La Porte: Battleship Texas State Historic Site

The only surviving pre-World War I dreadnought battleship, the USS Texas served as flagship for the 1944 D-Day invasion of Europe, commanded by Texas-born Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower. Visitors can climb narrow steps up to the flying bridge and explore deep into below-deck areas, including the engine room, sleeping quarters and medical facilities.

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