Just about everyone in this region of Texas has visited this legend! However, it won’t be around for long. We made sure to get in one last visit as the fate of this ship is uncertain.
When we visited, park officials stated that it has not been determined where Battleship Texas will go after its repairs. They said that there have been hints that it will go further south. “I look forward to the next chapter that the Battleship will experience after these much-needed repairs are completed. The ship has taken part in some of the most significant naval battles of the 20th century, and we hope it will continue to be around for future generations of Texans to enjoy,” says Rodney Franklin, Director of Texas State Parks.
Plan a visit to the San Jacinto Monument soon to get one last look at this epic USS Texas since we really don’t where she will go or when. The monument and museum has so much to offer. You get to see the largest stone monument in the US! Yes, it is bigger than the Washington Monument – very Texan indeed. Also, the museum in the base of the monument is small but preserves military uniforms, letters, and memorabilia from early Texas history and the revolution.
The film you can watch in this beautiful theater is an award winning look into the events leading from the early, strong relationship between Texas and Mexico, and the breakdown of communication which lead to the revolution. You will learn why our battle cry is “Remember The Alamo!”
Clay hilariously informed that he already knows all about the USS Texas because it is in in the video game Call of Duty! He really did know a ton of history and innerworkings of the ship from the game. Hey, however, they learn… Don’t miss your chance to see Battleship Texas!