Hard Hat Tour Aboard the Battleship TEXAS

Unique behind the scenes tour of the Battleship TEXAS

When Mar 29, 2014
from 08:30 AM to 06:30 PM
Where Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Contact Name Bruce Bramlett
Contact Email
Contact Phone (713) 827-9620
Attendees First TEXAS Volunteers
Battleship TEXAS Foundation
Battleship TEXAS State Historic Site

In conjunction with the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department’s and the Battleship TEXAS, members of the First TEXAS Volunteers will be conducting a very unique behind the scenes tour of the Battleship TEXAS, Saturday March 29th, 2014.

Participants will be able to see areas of the ship rarely seen by the public. Featured highlights of the tours include the Ammo Handling Room, Aft Steering, Drying Room, Boiler Room, Main Radio Room, Plotting Room, Forward Dynamo Room, Forward Power Distribution Room, Central Station, # 3 Turret, and the Pilot House.

These tours are by reservation ONLY and open to anyone 14 years of age and older. Tours are available at four different time slots beginning at 8:30 - 10:30am - 1:00pm and 3:00 pm. The tour will take approximately 3 ½ hours to complete. Promptness is required, as start times are strictly observed. Please make reservations early as time slots are limited.

There is no regular admission fee charged for the special tour. Instead, a minimum donation of $30.00 per person (cash or check) ONLY, will be collected, to help ensure that the important cultural resources of this state will be here for future generations to enjoy. No credit cards will be accepted. Please make checks payable to Battleship TEXAS Foundation

Participants need to bring a small pocket flashlight, wear comfortable clothes, rubber soled deck shoes, and a camera if you wish. Hard hats are provided, and water will be available along the tour route during breaks. So if you have ever wondered what’s behind those closed doors now’s your chance to find out.

 

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