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At the Texas Seaport Museum, Pier 21, at the foot of 22nd St, 409-763-1877, you'll learn about Galveston's maritime history and can search for ancestors who may have immigrated through the Port of Galveston on their 130,000 person data base. When you are done at the museum, head next door and tour the 1877 Elissa, a 19th century square-rigged iron barque built in Scotland.
A visit to the Ocean Star Energy Center and Museum, Pier 19, 409-766-7827, will give you a chance to step aboard an offshore rig and learn how oil and gas are produced off shore. As you explore this museum, you'll see videos, models, and interactive displays. For more water geared adventures, contact the Naval Display at Seawolf Park, 409-744-5738, to learn when you can visit their USS Cavalla, a WWII submarine, and USS Stewart, only one of three destroyer escorts in the world.
At the Galveston Railroad Museum, 123 Rosenberg St, 409-765-5700, you'll find 40 rail cars and restaurant cars housed in the Art Deco Union Depot. Next you can head to the Lone Star Flight Museum, 2002 Terminal Dr, Galveston Municipal Airport, 409-740-7722, for a chance to view restored period aircraft.
Other fun museum choices in town include the Galveston County Historical Museum, 2219 Market, 409-766-2340; the Mardi Gras Museum, 2309 Ship's Mechanic Row, 409-765-5930; and the Rice Straw Museum, 1214 Church St, 409-762-5621.
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