Texas Parks and Wildlife News

"Hard Hat Tour aboard the Battleship TEXAS"

Battleship Texas

Looking for something fun and different to do? Ever wonder what's behind all those locked doors aboard the Battleship TEXAS? Well look no more we have just the thing for you! First Texas Volunteers (FTV) in cooperation with Battleship Texas Foundation (BTF) and Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) will host a very special unique guided behind the scenes "Hard Hat Tour" aboard the ship, Saturday, May 20th, 2017. This tour will last approximately (3 ½ ) hours and participants will be able to see areas of the ship rarely seen by the public. This tour is available via a minimum donation of $50.00 per person.

In conjunction with the "Hard Hat Tour" this year the FTV is pleased to announce the "Specialty" Hard Hat Tour focusing on the Normandy invasion of 1944. This tour will take place the same day as the Hard Hat tour at 2:00pm and will last approximately (2 ½) hours. This tour is available via a minimum donation of $30.00 per person.

For anyone wishing to attend either or both of these tour you must be at least 14 years of age and older. Participants need to bring a small pocket flashlight, wear comfortable clothes (you may get a little dirty), good walking shoes for climbing numerous stairs/ladders and a camera if you wish. Hard hats are provided, and water will be available along the tour route during breaks. Promptness is required, as start times are strictly observed. Come join us and see the ship like you have never seen her before and 100% of all monies raised goes to helping us to ensure that the last remaining dreadnought style ship, one of the most important cultural resources of this state, will be here for future generations to enjoy.

For more information or to make reservations please visit our website at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/battleship-texas-specialty-tours-and-events-8314623782.

 

Barbara Graf
Marketing Specialist - Texas Parks & Wildlife
San Jacinto Battleground/Battleship TEXAS SHS
3523 Independence Parkway South
LaPorte, TX 77571
Phone: 281-479-2431 X234
Fax: 281-479-5618