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11003 W Fairmont Pkwy
La Porte, TX 77571
(281) 471-2400


Whether you live your daily life in the hustle and bustle of the City, or a 40 acre ranch - La Porte has the perfect combination of small town charm and amenity rich City facilities to make for the next destination for you and your family. Situated on Galveston Bay La Porte is truly just a five minute drive from the Port of Houston Cruise terminal making it the perfect place to start your vacation. Are you looking for an inexpensive family weekend that you and your family can make a tradition out of? We've got that covered too! There are so many ways to play in La Porte and every one of them are budget friendly!

Battleship Texas State Historic Site

3523 Independence Pkwy S , La Porte, TX 281-479-2431

Welcome Aboard!

Battleship Texas took part in some of the most significant naval battles of the 20th century during both world wars. Now docked along the Houston Ship Channel, she serves as a memorial to those turbulent times. Come walk her decks, and imagine life as a sailor!

Things to Do

Explore the battleship on your own or on a guided tour. We offer a variety of tours and programs , as well as student programs .

Picnic nearby at San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site . You will find picnic tables, grills and water faucets in the park. Rent the picnic pavilion overlooking Buffalo Bayou for your group gathering. Hold your next meeting in the ship's conference room .

Our park store sells souvenirs and gift items, and a snack bar is open on weekends. The ship is accessible by wheelchair on the Main Deck only.

San Jacinto Battleground: Check out programs and tours of the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site. Visit the battleground, Monument Observation Floor and San Jacinto Museum of History.

Volunteer: We need your help! Visit our Volunteer page to learn more.

Several nonprofit organizations support our mission:

Ranger Programs

We offer guided and self-guided tours, along with special programs throughout the year. We lead school programs and host a week-long summer day camp for kids entering third through seventh grades.

Area Attractions

Battleship Texas is a short drive from downtown Houston and the Gulf of Mexico.

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site

3523 Independence Pkwy S , La Porte, TX 281-479-2431

Where Independence Was Won

In 1836, Texian troops surprised the Mexican army camped here. Shouting “Remember the Alamo” and “Remember Goliad,” the rebels routed the larger force in only 18 minutes. Walk in their footsteps, explore the museum, and enjoy a bird's-eye view from the top of the monument. We're just a short drive from Houston.

Things to Do

Spend a few hours or an entire day exploring the San Jacinto Battleground complex, including Battleship Texas . Bring a group or come on your own.

Plan a picnic; we have picnic tables and grills, and a picnic pavilion for your group. You can also hike, geocache , and nature watch.

Kids, become a Discovery Agent! Download the app at home, then use it to move and learn at the park.

San Jacinto Monument

Tour the San Jacinto Museum of History , in the base of the San Jacinto Monument. Exhibits chronicle more than 400 years of early Texas history.

Ride the elevator 489 feet above the battleground to the monument's observation floor. Marvel at views of the battleground, the city of Houston, and one of the busiest seaports in the world.

Watch the documentary film Texas Forever!! The Battle of San Jacinto in our state of the art theatre.

Shop the museum store for books and souvenirs.

Admission to the monument and museum is free. You must pay admission for the observation floor, the movie, and special museum exhibits.

San Jacinto Battleground

Follow in the footsteps of Texas heroes. Remember the sacrifices made on both sides of this epic struggle.

Battleship Texas

Battleship Texas took part in some of the most significant naval battles of the 20th century during both world wars. Now berthed here, she serves as a memorial to those turbulent times. Walk her decks and imagine life as a sailor!

Marsh Trail

Stroll through the native prairie, tidal marsh and bottomland forest on the 1,210-foot long trail and boardwalk. See what the Texians saw as they crossed this terrain, preparing for battle.

Kids : Become a Junior Ranger!

Teachers : Call the park to schedule a field trip.

Area Attractions

San Jacinto Battleground is a short drive from downtown Houston and the Gulf of Mexico.

San Jacinto Museum of History

One Monument Circle , La Porte, TX 281-479-2421

Just twenty minutes from downtown Houston, locals and out-of-towners alike can turn an afternoon daytrip into a trip back in time — at the San Jacinto Museum of History. A battleship, a battle and some of the Gulf Coast's best birding, whether you are entertaining guests, chaperoning a fieldtrip or just spending time with your family, a visit to the museum is an experience to remember.

Kemah Boardwalk

215 Kipp Ave, Kemah, TX 77565

Imagine a getaway for the entire family! The Kemah Boardwalk is open daily providing fun for everyone! Located just 20 miles from downtown Houston, the Kemah Boardwalk is home to fabulous waterfront restaurants, amusements, charming retail stores, festivals and seaside shows every day.

Johnson Space Center

2101 E NASA Pkwy, Houston, TX 77058

NASA's Johnson Space Center has served as a hub of human spaceflight activity for more than half a century. It is home to the nation's astronaut corps, the International Space Station mission operations, the Orion Program, and a host of future space developments. The center plays a pivotal role in enhancing scientific and technological knowledge to benefit all of humankind.

About Johnson Space Center

Aerial photograph of Johnson Space Center site and facilities Credits: NASA View/Download JSC Overview (3.08 Mb PDF)

For more than 50 years, NASA's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston has led our nation and the world on a continuing adventure of human exploration, discovery and achievement. The center has played a vital role in powering our country into the 21st century through technological innovations and scientific discoveries.

The dedicated professionals who work at JSC have made advances in science, technology, engineering and medicine that enable us to explore our world and universe as never before, and to derive unparalleled benefits from that exploration.

The Johnson Space Center was established in 1961 as the Manned Spaceflight Center, the home and Mission Control Center for the U.S. human space flight program. In 1973, it was renamed in honor of the late President, and Texas native, Lyndon B. Johnson.

The Johnson Center's $1.5 billion complex occupies 1,620 acres southeast of downtown Houston, in the Clear Lake area.

In its early days, the center led the Gemini, Apollo, and Skylab projects. JSC presently serves as the home of mission control, NASA's lead for International Space Station operations and missions, home to the Orion Multi-purpose crew vehicle, and numerous advanced human exploration projects. The center also plays an important role in NASA's Commercial Crew programs.

As the center has evolved into one of NASA's largest research and development facilities, the greater Houston area has developed into an aerospace hub with an identity of amazing achievements, hard work, and innovation.

Exhibits and Speakers

Speakers Bureau:

About the Speakers Bureau
How to Request a Speaker
Speakers Bureau Terms and Conditions
Astronaut Appearance Requests
NASA Center Assignments by State


How to Request a NASA Exhibit
Terms and Conditions (PDF)

Moon Rocks:
How do you get it?
Where are they now?

- Touch the Moon
- Lunar Sample Disc
- Fact Sheet

NASA To Go Carts:
- Material Punch List
- Specifications

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