SAN JACINTO, TX -- In conjunction with the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department's the Battleship Texas will host a Hard Hat Tour, Saturday January 17, 2015.
There is no regular admission fee charged for the special tour. Instead, a minimum donation of $50.00 per person (cash or check) only, will be collected, to help ensure that the important cultural resources of this state will be here for future generations to enjoy. Please make checks payable to Battleship Texas Foundation. These tours are by reservation only so please call early.
Participants will be able to see areas of the ship rarely seen by the public. Featured highlights of the tours include the Ammo Handling Room, Compressor Room, Drying Room, Boiler Room, Main Radio Room, Main Battery Plot Room, Forward Dynamo Room, Forward Power Distribution Room, Central Station, # 1 Turret, and the Pilot House.
Participants need to bring a small pocket flashlight, wear comfortable clothes, rubber soled deck shoes, and a camera if you wish. Hard hats are provided, and water will be available along the tour route during breaks. A limited amount of tours are open to anyone 14 years of age and older by reservation only, at three different time slots beginning at 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. - and 1 p.m. Promptness is required, as start times are strictly observed.