There are four options for tours during the upcoming Congress in Houston, Texas. Below is a brief description of them and the days they will be offered.
Saturday, July 14th
Tour 1: NASA
At NASA you will get a tram tour, see the new mission control center as well as the old Mission Control Center, stop by the Saturn V rocket park, and also see the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility. Some walking is involved and lunch is provided.
Tour 2: President George H.W. Bush Library
The tour of the George H.W. Bush Library allows you to visit the core exhibit space which tells the story of the life and times of George H. W. Bush, 41st President of the United States. Family-friendly and educational exhibits guide visitors through an interactive tour of the museum. View replicas of President Bush's Camp David Office and White House Press Room, and receive a briefing on the Gulf War in the Situation Room. Have your picture made while seated at the desk in our replica Oval Office. View an online museum tour. The Ansary Gallery of American History features temporary exhibits that rotate throughout the year. Find out what will be on exhibit during your visit. Some walking and lunch is provided.
Wednesday, July 18th
Tour 1: San Jacinto Battlefield Tour
The San Jacinto Battlefield tour will be hosted by Compatriot Tom Greene of the Texas Society. He will explain the battle to you and its significance in the history of Texas and our Nation. You will have the opportunity to tour the battlefield and learn about the different aspects of the battle. Additionally, you will have time to go up in the monument and view the surrounding area from over 480 feet above the ground. See Houston skyline, the battlefield and also one of the busiest seaports in the nation from the top of the monument. Lunch is included and of course there is some walking involved on the tour.
Tour 2: Houston Museum District Tour
This group will have the opportunity to visit the area of Houston known for its museums. You will have the opportunity to visit the Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Natural Science or the Clayton Genealogical Library during your time downtown. The admission fee for these museums is included in the tour price. In addition there is also the Children’s Museum, the Holocaust Museum, the Contemporary Arts Museum, the Houston Bicycle Museum and the Health Museum within easy walking distance if these are of more interest to anyone. These sites may incur an additional cost if you choose to attend any of them. Box lunch will be provided to allow you maximum time to view the exhibits and area. Getting around will be by buses that rotate between a couple of stops so you can get on and off throughout the districts to facilitate your visiting the sites.