On March 15th 2014, The Battleship Texas Foundation and Texas Parks & Wildlife will host a  public celebration for the Battleship TEXAS with a full day festival event for your entire family.The festival will run from 12pm to 10pm.

This event is a celebration to honor the Battleship TEXAS, her legendary history and the men who served on her. The festival will be held on the grounds surrounding the Battleship TEXAS and will feature educational exhibits, a World War I and World War II historical zone, ship tours, Texas Parks and Wildlife Family Zone of activities, concessions, and live entertainment throughout the day including Robert Earl Keen, Reckless Kelly, Charlie Robison, and Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis. The day will end in a celebratory fireworks display.

This public event is a rare opportunity to pay homage to the last remaining dreadnought that served in both world wars and her living crew members from “The Greatest Generation.” We hope you will join us!

For more information on the Centennial Celebration and to purchase tickets, you may visit the Battleship Texas Foundation’s website at: http://battleshiptexas.org/


City Of La Porte Signs On As Sponsor Of Battleship Centennial Celebration To Be Held In March

On December 9th, City Council approved funding for a video sponsorship for the Battleship TEXAS Centennial Celebration. In March 2014, the ship celebrates its centennial anniversary and, in celebration of that event, the Battleship Texas Foundation in partnership with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will host a centennial celebration at the San Jacinto Battleground Park adjacent to the ship. As video sponsors, the City is not only supporting the festival, but also reminding potential travelers that we are home to the ship as they make plans to visit. 

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