Battleship TEXAS Hard Hat Tour - OCTOBER 20, 2018 - 8:30, 9:15, 12:00 and 12:45
Hard Hat Tours aboard Battleship TEXAS are a truly unique opportunity to see the inner workings of the last Dreadnaught 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 turrent, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org so we can make arrangements to accomodate you.
3523 Independence Parkway
La Porte, TX 77571
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