Galveston Naval Museum
Galveston, TX 77550
Phone: (409) 770-3196
*** Restoration Update ***
Effective Nov. 26, the interior portion of the ships at the Galveston Naval Museum will be temporarily closed for restoration. Although visitors will not be able to access the interior of the ships, they will be able to visit the Memorial Plaza and the ship’s decks free of charge until restoration is complete. We apologize for the inconvenience and will post updates as they are made available.
About the Galveston Naval Museum
Visit the Galveston Naval Museum and immerse yourself in our National Heritage. Take your time exploring these historic WWII vessels on a self-guided tour or with one of our tour guides. Capture the experience as a predator patrolling underwater in the Pacific or as the protector of Allied forces in the North Atlantic. Gain a unique memory of being on the USS Cavalla, a World War II submarine that sank a Japanese aircraft carrier involved in the Pearl Harbor attacks, or the USS Stewart, the only Edsall-class destroyer escort preserved in the United States.
You can experience the history, mystery, and sacrifices of the crews standing watch on these WWII fighting vessels.
The museum offers:
- Group Sleepover Visits
- Spring and Summer Camps
- Birthday Parties/Day Camps
- Military or Special Ceremonies
Cost of Entry
Groups Rates: $6
Active Military: FREE
History of the Galveston Naval Museum
In 1971, USS Cavalla (SS-244) was transferred from the US Navy to the US Submarine Veterans of World War II, Texas (SubVets) and towed to its current berth at Seawolf Park. Seawolf Park was named for the submarine and crew of the USS Seawolf (SS-197) which was lost at sea during WWII. Three years later, the USS Stewart (DE-238) joined USS Cavalla to create a unique pair of warfighting vessels - Predator and Protector.
Since 1998, the Cavalla Historical Foundation assumed oversight of the Galveston Naval Museum, formerly the American Undersea Warfare Center and its mission to restore, maintain and operate USS Cavalla, USS Stewart, the sail of the USS Tautog (SSN-639) and the conning tower of the USS Carp (SS-338). The American Undersea Warfare Center became known as the Galveston Naval Museum in 2018.
GALVESTON ISLAND PASS
The Galveston Naval Museum participates on the Galveston Island Pass! The pass allows you to select attractions that save you up to 40% off admission prices when you choose to visit four or more participating attractions.
Purchase tickets online by clicking here!
Hours of Operation
Open Daily: 9am - 5pm
Last entry at 4pm