A new Navy ship, the USS Gabrielle Giffords, is in Galveston to be commissioned on June 10, 2017!
I had heard there were tours for the public during the week… but at the ship they told me Friday and Saturday only! The Navy guards told me that tours were on Friday, 1:00pm-4:00pm (and to be there by 3:00pm). They also said that there would be tours after the commissioning... but that is a ticketed event and is going to be busy.
My kids loved seeing the ship... even without the tour. So if you head to Galveston, swing by Pier 21. I hear you might even see some past presidents around town.
Learn all about the ship HERE!