FIELD TRIP! Explore military history firsthand with your kids at these sites in Galveston

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Galveston (Jill Jarvis)

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In this Houston Field Trip series, find places to go and get the resources to study before your trip!

In this trip, learn about World War II… in Galveston! Tour old war ships and find an old fort. 

Galveston Naval Museum at Seawolf Park (Jill Jarvis)

1. Galveston Naval Museum at Seawolf Park – 700 Pelican Island Causeway, Galveston, TX 77550

Seawolf Park has popular lighted fishing piers, picnic spots, a great playground… and the Galveston Naval Museum!

The WWII submarine, the USS Cavalla, and one of only three destroyer escorts in the world, the USS Stewart are on dry land and open for you to tour. (Parts of these old ships are also air conditioned.)

Visiting this park is appropriate for all ages… and you can learn as much or as little as you want about the ships and World War II. (My oldest likes to get into the details about submarine warfare… the next oldest likes to learn about this time in history. The next youngest just thinks ships are awesome. The the littlest one wants to go everywhere the rest of them go.)