Hard Hat Tours
First Texas Volunteers, in concert with Texas Parks & Wildlife, hosts the Hard Hat Tours scheduled from October through early May. Now you can satisfy your curiosity and take with you an appreciation for the importance of this early 20th century Dreadnought's history and engineering.
Normandy Invasion Tour
In conjunction with our traditional Hard Hat Tours, the First Texas Volunteers is hosting a specialty tour that is shorter in length and focuses specifically on portions of the ship and its history that pertains to the Invasion of Normandy during World War II. If your have wanted to learn more about the ship and see areas with a guided tour that is not part of the public tour or even our regular Hard Hat Tour then this is your chance. Space is very limited as the group is kept small. Tour departs promptly at 3:00 pm.
First Texas Volunteers meets nearly every weekend to work on various restoration and preservation projects. From deck repairs and painting, to more specialized repairs, FTV uses the skills and resources provided by their volunteer force to help the State of Texas keep this beautiful ship afloat.