The Battleship Texas, located near the San Jacinto Monument at the Battleship Texas State Historic Site, is one of the city’s most iconic sightseeing locations. The historic ship was part of some of the navy’s most important battles during both World War I and World War II.
Battleship Texas has been docked at the Houston Ship Channel, where she has served as a type of museum and memorial. Visitors could walk her decks, imaging life on a working naval ship, as well as paying homage to the memories of the sailors who manned her.
However, on August 26, 2019, Battleship Texas will be closed to the public, as the ship will be prepared for repair.
This process will require staff to catalogue small exhibits and prepare them for travel, as well as shutting down some of the larger exhibits. This is because, in order to be repaired, Battleship Texas will be moved from her location in the Houston Ship Channel.
As of right now, there is no anticipated date for the ship’s repair and return to her present location. Until they can access what repairs are needed, it is impossible to create a timeline. So, grab some time before August 26th if you want to be sure to see this monument!