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Texas City Museum

409 6th St N, Texas City, TX 77590-7854
+1 409-229-1660
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What a wonderful museum near Galveston

Visited this museum with my great grand children. They were thrilled at the model train display... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RRrider2014
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Tacoma, Washington
A great place for learning some good stuff

This museum should be on the bucket list for all history buffs residing in the general Houston area... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2018
Grumpyworm
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Houston, TX
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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.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“model train” (3 reviews)
“galveston” (6 reviews)
“history” (11 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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409 6th St N, Texas City, TX 77590-7854
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+1 409-229-1660
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this museum with my great grand children. They were thrilled at the model train display, what a great place for them to let off energy in the children's room. The history of Texas City was interesting. I had no idea of all the disasters...More

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Reviewed 12 May 2018

This museum should be on the bucket list for all history buffs residing in the general Houston area or traveling to and from Galveston. It is not located near or adjacent to a major highway, so a side trip into the older part of downtown...More

Thank Grumpyworm
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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Please do not rush your visit the surprise is the model train club is upstairs so there is an hour or more. Then the terrific history of Texas City. Talk about death and misfortune this town has a terrific track record. Lots of good people...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

20 minutes from Galveston, this museum is great for museum lovers or those looking for indoor activities. We were not able to see the majority of the model trains as that display is only open on Saturdays. However, the rest of the museum is great....More

Thank Gordon1123
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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

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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
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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
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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
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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

1  Thank DJR1938
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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
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Response from Jonathan H | Reviewed this property |
$5-adults, $3-seniors, $2-students. Model train exhibit (upstairs) only open to public on Saturdays. Enjoy!
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