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TEXAS Hard Hat Tour - JANUARY 19, 2019 - 8:30, 9:15, 10:45, 12:00 and 12:45

Battleship TEXAS - Specialty Tours and Events

TEXAS Hard Hat Tour - JANUARY 19, 2019 - 8:30, 9:15,...

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Ticket Type Remaining Price Fee Quantity
Hard Hat Tour 8:30am   more info 6 Tickets $50.00 $0.00
Hard Hat Tour 9:15am   more info 7 Tickets $50.00 $0.00
Hard Hat Tour 10:45am   more info 4 Tickets $50.00 $0.00
Hard Hat Tour 12:00pm   more info 8 Tickets $50.00 $0.00
Hard Hat Tour 12:45pm   more info 6 Tickets $50.00 $0.00

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IMPORTANT NOTE:  The route for today and future tours has been modified to include popular spaces previously featured on the HHTs that have been inaccessible for the past 2 years due to significant enginering and structural repairs being made to the ship. These repairs and modifications will be discussed and highlighted on the tour. 

Hard Hat Tours aboard Battleship TEXAS are a truly unique opportunity to see the inner workings of the last Dreadnought Battleship on earth, and the last remaining ship to have served in both World Wars.

 Go behind the locked gates on an expertly lead 3.5 hour tour through spaces mostly unrestored and unoccupied since the ship's 1946 decommissioning. Areas visited include navigation, gunnery, electrical and engineering spaces, and more. Get a unique perspective on the history and engineering of this truly one of a kind (and last of its kind) ship. 

 June 6, 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of Battleship TEXAS' involvement during D-Day on the beaches of Normandy, France. Your visit will include a 14-inch gun turret, powder and shell magazines and handling rooms that helped clear the way for the American landing forces at Omaha Beach. 

 Be aware that there are numerous (over 30) ladders to climb on the tour, and some spaces require bending and twisting to access. Please contact us at the email address below should you have any mobility-related questions/concerns. A minimum age of 14 is required.

First Texas Volunteers, in cooperation with Battleship Texas Foundation and Texas Parks & Wildlife, host the Battleship TEXAS Hard Hat Tours several times a year in the cooler months.  

Please note:  If you would like to book a small group and there are not enough tickets available through the system, please contact us at so we can make arrangements to accommodate you.



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Battleship Texas State Historic Site
3523 Independence Parkway
La Porte, TX 77571


Battleship TEXAS - Specialty Tours and Events

First Texas Volunteers or FTV, is dedicated to the preservation and restoration of Battleship Texas BB35, as well as educating the public on the ships rich history.  FTV, in cooperation with Texas Parks and Wildlife and Battleship Texas Foundation, engages in active restoration and preservation projects throughout the year and plays host to Hard Hat Tours and special events for distinguished visitors.  FTV members also serve as docents about the ship to engage with the general public, educating them on its history and answering their questions. All donations raised go to finance additional activities and restoration efforts aboard the ship.   (Please note that there are multiple different tours on each date.  Once you select the date you are interested in, you will be given the opportunity to select your time slot.)

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