The Battleship Texas State Historic Site is a memorial museum for the battleship Texas. The memorial is located inside the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site within Texas.
The ship has seen a lot of action in the past but is now a living legend. The ship has also seen a lot of historic events centered on it which includes receiving the recognition of being the first battleship memorial museum in the United States in 1948. The battleship was later presented to the state of Texas and held the distinct honor of being the state?s official flagship until the battleship was retired in 1983 under the protection and custody of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
The Battleship Texas State Historic Site not only lies inside the San Jacinto Battleground Site but is actually a really part of the area. The Battleship Texas though is resting in the waters of the San Jacinto?s Buffalo Bayou which is also being used by a lot of smaller boats since the Bayou is part of the Houston Ship Channel.
A lot of visitors have frequented the area thanks to the calm waters surrounding the actual battleship Texas. Visitors have done cookouts and family activities with the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site. Tourists, especially students, can also take a tour at the living legacy that has been left behind by the brave men who steered the Texas.
Visitors can also enjoy an afternoon of picnics and laughs while some parents can also opt to watch their kids go and have fun with various sports activities that can be found with the San Jacinto compound.
The Battleship Texas State Historic Site is open daily and is open to the general public. It is a few minutes? drive from the main thoroughfares of Houston while visitors who would like to hit the beach can do so as the famous Galveston Island.
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