Texas Independence Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Houston: Houston Maritime Museum

Houston Maritime Museum

The new “industrial warfare” of the First World War - with tanks, trucks, and airplanes - created a huge demand for oil. The Houston Ship Channel suddenly made it possible to easily export Texas oil to European armies. The Channel quickly became a valuable military asset. More than a century old, the Houston Ship Channel remains a triumph of maritime engineering. Today, the Houston Maritime Museum shares the wonder of maritime history with visitors, with a focus on Houston and the Texas Gulf Coast.


  • 2204 Dorrington Street
  • Houston, Texas
  • 77030


Hours & Fees

  • Tuesday - Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • 13 and older: $8, Seniors/Ages 3-12: $5