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Address: 409 6th St N, Texas City, TX 77590-7854
Phone Number: +1 409-229-1660
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Mon - Fri 06:00 - 18:00

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a very good experience with much knowledge of the area. Much to do and see for the whole family, well within the budget

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Riverton, New Jersey
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Riverton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

a very good experience with much knowledge of the area. Much to do and see for the whole family, well within the budget

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Grew up in Texas City, so the museum was fun to see. We were in the area for my 50th High School reunion so seeing the museum brought back at loit of memories.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

I had heard of the 1947 explosion but knew very few details. The docents were great as were the film and exhibits to give me the history. There is also an excellent model train exhibit upstairs manned by the Galveston Model Train club. All in all an enjoyable and informative afternoon.

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Texas City, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

The museum was renovated recently and has a number of cool exhibits that relate to local history. Including a cannon that was recovered nearby from a civil war era sunken ship.

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Texas City, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

It has been a while since I visited, but really loved the visit. I plan to go again soon to take my grandchildren.

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Texas City, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Great museum! Has a little bit for everyone! We enjoyed reading about & seeing all the excellent photos!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Great collection and nice staff. Excellent Civil War and local history. Model train exhibit upstairs is wonderful. USS Westfield exhibit is particularly interesting as it involves a gunboat destroyed in Galveston bay at the Battle of Galveston. January 1, 1863.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

I attended the museum with a large group and was pleasantly surprised. I've lived in the Houston area all my life but had never actually visited Texas City or been to this museum. It's definitely worth the hour drive from Houston. The museum docent was a native so she was quite informative. The museum began with the city's earliest history... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

This museum gives a very comprehensive overview of the founding and growth of both Texas City and the petrochemical industry. A horrific accident in 1946 is played out in great detail through, newspaper accounts, pictures, and video.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

I had no idea there was a museum in Texas City, we stopped to take photos of the reconstructed movie theatre, and there it was, across the street. We decided to give it a try and we sure were glad we did! We learned a lot about the early years of the area, the people and events that shaped it,... More 

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