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Texas City Museum

409 6th St N, Texas City, TX 77590-7854
+1 409-229-1660
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Amazing artifacts and model trains

A well laid out exhibit of the infamous 1947 explosion at the city wharf. The remains of one of the... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Texas City, Texas
Great Regional Museum

This is a great regional museum that portrays Texas City's resilience to hurricanes, the large... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
Lisa B
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Local History Museum featuring artifacts from the USS Westfield (including a real Civil War cannon), exhibits on the founding of Texas City and the 1947 Disaster, Children's Discovery Room and model train layouts.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“local history” (4 reviews)
“model trains” (3 reviews)
“ammonia” (3 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
409 6th St N, Texas City, TX 77590-7854
+1 409-229-1660
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

A well laid out exhibit of the infamous 1947 explosion at the city wharf. The remains of one of the ships is really stunning. A very informative display of oil drilling on land and sea. The 2nd floor has the most elaborate model train display...More

Thank strbdtac18
Reviewed 22 October 2017

This is a great regional museum that portrays Texas City's resilience to hurricanes, the large ammonium nitrate explosion of 1947 and the change of sea port status. This museum is educational and interesting. I applaud the people of Texas City for their tenacity and perseverance...More

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We loved this museum. I think anyone would say the trains, with their incredible detail, are the star of the show, but all the exhibits are very interesting, and seemed to me as professionally done as at much larger museums. Of particular interest was the...More

2  Thank Tom P
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We were very impressed with this museum, especially with the model train exhibit. A wonderful display of all sort of model trains! The volunteers were very knowledgeable and kind, and run the model trains on request. A pleasant surprise for our kids!

1  Thank Slaghout
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Having witnessed the 47 disaster as a 3rd grader about 10 miles away, I was impressed with the accuracy. The items displayed and the video matched my memory of the disaster. Other items of interest and the written history were presented very well. Even if...More

Thank DJR1938
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I ventured to Texas City to sightsee and learn more about the disaster that took place there in the 1940s. Very interesting museum and the staff was very friendly and knowledgeable.

Thank Amber H
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This museum is very interesting. The murals are beautiful, the stories are captivating and the model traits impressive. I highly recommend.

1  Thank Regina C
Reviewed 16 January 2017

My family's favourite! We always visit the Museum when we have a chance to see what's new and learn more of the history!

1  Thank lausimpsont
Reviewed 1 December 2016

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

Thank benzrr
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.

Thank Alan272983
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Pamla W
8 October 2015|
Response from Jonathan H | Reviewed this property |
$5-adults, $3-seniors, $2-students. Model train exhibit (upstairs) only open to public on Saturdays. Enjoy!