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Seawolf Park

100 Seawolf Parkway Blvd., Turn North on 51st Street onto Pelican Island, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551
+1 409-797-5114
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Seawolf Park and the American Undersea Warfare Center provides a wonderful scenic view of Pelican Island, the Port of Galveston, and the surrounding waterways. At the tip of the island, Seawolf park offers the best on- and off-shore fishing in the area, picnic tables and playgrounds, and basketball and volleyball courts. The American Undersea Warfare Center is home to two historic WWII vessels; the USS Cavalla attack submarine, and the USS Stewart Destroyer Escort. Experience the battles on the high seas as you take a walking tour inside each ship which boasts a heritage worth seeing.
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  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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100 Seawolf Parkway Blvd., Turn North on 51st Street onto Pelican Island, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was on a WW2 Destroyer during the mid 1970’s, and my son was in the Air Force, serving in Iraq. We had a great time touring the ship and sub, bringing to mind several memories I had forgotten. Have you considered contacting the Tin...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The ship and submarine you get to tour are amazing! The tight quarters, no privacy; one can only imagine the noise, smells, stresses of being in such close contact for long periods of time! There is so much history here! We couldn’t find anyone to...More

Thank Carol A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are virtually no WW2 era destroyer escorts left and here was one to explore. The Highlight is the sub though. Take time to watch sort video on the history of this important shipMore

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Kelley C, General Manager at Seawolf Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting with us at the American Undersea Warfare Center at Seawolf Park. We are glad you enjoyed your time looking over our historic and unique WWII vessels USS Cavalla and USS Stewart. Both crew heroic in their time and again today continuing...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was fun and educational. Get the audio guided tour. The old sub and warship are not in great condition but considering their age and what they've been through id be rusty up too.More

Thank James K
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Kelley C, General Manager at Seawolf Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

James, Thank you for visiting. I wish I could send you a picture of what these heroic vessels looked like only 2 years ago. So many super volunteers have done so much great work, including TA&M cadets repainting the hull of the Cavalla, our welder...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time learning about these two pieces of history. I know I could never survive in a submarine. So interesting to see everything inside there. Also checking out the escort ship. Many pictures were taken. We also walked around the park afterward...More

Thank Iowajayne
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Kelley C, General Manager at Seawolf Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Iowajayne, thank you for visiting with us at the American Undersea Warfare Center at Seawolf Park. Please consider adding your best pics to our Instagram, Pinterest, or Facebook sites. Look forward to seeing them.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us visited on a cool January day with only a few other guests. There was only one attendant, who was friendly and knowledgable, but only a self-guided tour was available. I would recommend going on a less crowded day so you can tour...More

Thank IA-bolledudes
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Kelley C, General Manager at Seawolf Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear IA, thank you for taking the time to join us at the American Undersea Warfare Center. We are glad you enjoyed your time at the park. It is sometimes a new experience to feel the intimate area and smell the oil and lubricants that...More

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Reviewed 18 January 2018

We brought a picnic lunch and enjoyed it on a table near the water before touring the sub and ship. The tours were self guided, but there was plenty of information explaining what you were looking at. They offered us an audio tour but we...More

Thank kokonut33
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Kelley C, General Manager at Seawolf Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Kokonut, Thank you for visiting our center and enjoying the great, historic WWII vessels stationed here. Our aim is to continue to improve and make more accessible all the historic artifacts in the park. Please come back real soon!

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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Our family of 5 really enjoyed our visit and I’m so glad the boys (11,16,18) got to see how those who served and fought for us lived! So interesting and educational in a fun way!

Thank Brenda E
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Kelley C, General Manager at Seawolf Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Brenda, we at the American Undersea Warfare Center are so pleased that you and your family enjoyed your visit and for giving us a nice review. Please come back soon.

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Reviewed 13 January 2018

Absolutely loved being able to wander around the inside of a WW2 submarine at my leisure. There were so many things to see and the insight it gave into what life must have been like in a sub was better than any film or documentary...More

Thank Alex B
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Kelley C, General Manager at Seawolf Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Alex, We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. we hope you return and ask for a tour guided visit (free) and not only see the heroic USS Cavalla and USS Stewart, but hear some of the hallowed stories from some veterans who...More

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Reviewed 12 January 2018

We took one of the grandkids - age 4 - to the park. The kid loved it! We loved it. There is a small admission charge to enter the park. You do not need a formal guide as there are lots of signs. There are...More

Thank GalvestonJT
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Kelley C, General Manager at Seawolf Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Galv JT, we appreciate your great review and hope you will return soon to the American Undersea Warfare Center.

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steph345432
7 January 2018|
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Response from Ralph P | Reviewed this property |
No. Getting on and going through the submarine and the destroyer require stairs, even ladders. The US Navy did not worry about ADA in WW II.
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Ryan D
10 December 2017|
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Response from Kelley C | Property representative |
The "men in blue" are the instructors and maritime cadets from TA&M Galveston and its Maritime Academy. They are preparing for careers at sea and practice their ship maintenance skills at Seawolf Park. They frequently are... More
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funes1025
16 August 2017|
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Response from Kelley C | Property representative |
Parking is $6 per car. To fish, rates are Adults (12 and older) Galveston Island Residents: $6 Non-Residents: $9 Children (5-11) Galveston Island Residents: $3 Non-Residents: $4 Seniors (65+) Galveston Island Residents... More
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