"Hard Hat" Tour Aboard the Battleship Texas

Unique behind the scenes tour of the Battleship Texas

When Oct 19, 2013
from 08:30 AM to 07:00 PM
Where Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Contact Name Bruce Bramlett
Contact Email
Contact Phone (713) 827-9620
Attendees First TEXAS Volunteers

In conjunction with the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department’s the Battleship Texas will host a Hard Hat Tour, Saturday October 19th, 2013. 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. Please make checks payable to Battleship Texas Foundation. These tours are by reservation ONLY so please call EARLY.

 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, Compressor Room, Drying Room, Boiler Room, Main Radio Room, Plotting Room, Forward Dynamo Room, Forward Power Distribution Room, Central Station, # 1 Turret, and the Pilot House.

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.  A limited amount of tours are open to anyone 14 years of age and older by reservation only, at four different time slots beginning at 8:30 - 10:30am - 1:00pm and 3:00 pm. Promptness is required, as start times are strictly observed. 

The Battleship Texas is located 22 miles east of downtown Houston. For more information please contact Bruce Bramlett, Executive Director of the Battleship Texas Foundation at (713)827-9620 or email him at bb35foundation@sbcglobal.net .

 

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