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Texas Maritime Museum now offering free admission to all visitors!

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The Texas Maritime Museum Announces Exciting News: Admission is Now Free to All!

Rockport, Texas October 15, 2023 – The Texas Maritime Museum, dedicated to preserving and celebrating the rich maritime history of the Lone Star State, is thrilled to announce that, thanks to a generous donation, admission to the museum is now entirely free to the public. This exciting development allows us to reach a broader audience and fulfill our mission of educating and inciting the public about Texas’ rich maritime heritage and its pivotal role in the development and current livelihood of our great state.

The Texas Maritime Museum, situated on Rockport Harbor, has been open since 1989, serving as a beacon of knowledge and exploration for enthusiasts of all ages. Our mission has always been to share the maritime heritage of Texas, which played an integral part in shaping the state’s identity, economy, and way of life. By offering free admission, we can now engage even more individuals in the fascinating narrative of Texas’ maritime legacy.

Our museum proudly showcases unique artifacts, interactive exhibits, and a wide range of educational opportunities. From shipbuilding to shipwrecks, maritime industry and commerce, the indigenous cultures that thrived along the coast, to vital fishing traditions, our exhibits offer a comprehensive look at the various aspects of Texas maritime history.

Our Museum Education Department is committed to making this mission a reality by engaging visitors of all ages through guided tours, informative lectures, exciting kids’ camps during spring break and summer, and personalized educational programs and events like our lecture series. These educational initiatives provide an immersive experience, allowing visitors to gain a deeper understanding of the maritime history that has significantly contributed to the development and prosperity of our great state.

With free admission, we aim to break down barriers and welcome individuals from all walks of life to explore, learn, and be inspired by the maritime heritage of Texas. This opportunity underscores our commitment to making history accessible to everyone, ensuring that no one is excluded from the wealth of knowledge and inspiration our museum offers.

The generous, anonymous, donation that enables us to offer free admission is a significant milestone in our journey to fulfill our mission. We invite one and all to join us in discovering the rich maritime history of Texas, a heritage that continues to influence the state’s culture and prosperity today.

For more information about the Texas Maritime Museum, including our exhibits and educational programs, please visit our website at texasmaritimemuseum.org

About the Texas Maritime Museum:
The Texas Maritime Museum, located in beautiful Rockport, Texas, is dedicated to preserving and showcasing the maritime heritage of the Lone Star State. Through its diverse exhibits, educational programs, and community events, the museum is committed to educating and inspiring visitors about the pivotal role of maritime history in shaping Texas and its continued importance today.

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2 Responses

  1. This is a good thing, and good news. I was a volunteer at the museum, until hurricane Harvey chased my family out. The museum was, and is, a wonderful place to learn Texas’ coastal history.
    Robert Harrison

  2. This is wonderful news. I was a volunteer at the Museum until hurricane Harvey chased my family off the Lamar Peninsula. The Museum is a very good place to showcase Texas’ maritime history.
    Good Luck and Smooth Sailing to you all,

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