Camp-Out on the Blue Ghost

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Member Overnight Camp Out


Members, you, your families and guests are invited to an overnight Live Aboard experience! The rest of the year this program is open only to Scout and Youth groups, but for one special night a year we invite you to get a behind-the-scenes look at this very popular program. Thousands come from across the country each year to camp-out on LEX for its adventure, patriotism and FUN!

Book your adventure today!

Member Rate – $35
Contact: Amanda Taylor
361-888-4873 ext. 311 or



Day 1 – Fri Oct. 12
1400-1500 Arrival & Check-In to Berthing: Explore Ship
1600 Movie (Theater)
1645 Quarters (Stage-Hangar 2)
1700 Dinner (Wardroom)
1800 Evening Colors (Stage)
1830 Self-Guided Tours/Scavenger Hunt/Haunted House
2000 Optional: Screening of Beetlejuice in Theatre
2230 Taps (Lights Out)
Day 2 – Sat. Oct. 13
0700 Reveille
0745 Quarters/Morning Colors (Stage)
0800 Breakfast (Wardroom)
0830 Flight Simulator Opens (Mess Deck)
0845 Final Quarters – Patches Awarded – Main Stage

Haunted House on the USS Lexington

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Haunting on The Blue Ghost

Haunting on The Blue Ghost

Strange things are creeping along Corpus Christi Bay. LEX will be haunted from October 12th through November 3rd and the ghosts will be waiting for you! Castle of Terror Productions and LEX have a ghost ship tour you’ll never forget!

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View the fireworks over Corpus Christi Bay from the best site in town, the flight deck of the USS Lexington! General admission seating.  We will provide chairs or you may bring a bag/camp chair. Food, Beer & Wine will be available for purchase.   No outside coolers or food allowed. All guests will be subject to a bag check at entry.  Ship Tour Routes will be closed.


WHERE:          USS Lexington Museum on the Bay – Flight Deck

WHEN:             Wednesday, 4 July 2018 – 7:00 PM – After Fireworks

COST:            $25.00 per person, $15.00 Member, $15.00 Military (with ID)

Call for tickets: 361-888-4873 Ext. 307 or 305

Battle of Midway Commemoration

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The public is invited to attend a Battle of Midway commemoration, which will be held Monday, June 4, at 10 a.m., aboard USS Lexington Museum on the Bay.

Rear Adm. James Bynum, chief of Naval Air Training, will be the keynote speaker. Additionally, there will be a wreath laying from the Lexington into the Corpus Christi Bay, followed by a moment of silence for those who lost their lives during the battle and World War II. The Veterans Band of Corpus Christi will provide music.

The Battle of Midway was fought June 3-7, 1942, near the island of Midway in the central Pacific Ocean. The ceremony honors that battle, which is considered the turning point in the war in the Pacific, as the U.S. achieved its first major victory after the attack on Pearl Harbor and inflicted a decisive defeat on the Japanese fleet. The ceremony will also honor the veterans of World War II, who continued to battle for more than three additional years before Japan finally surrendered.

For more information, call POC: Public Affairs Officer, Fifi Kieschnick at (361) 961-2674


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Corpus Christi – In honor and remembrance of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, there will be a Commemoration and Wreath Laying Ceremony on board the USS Lexington Museum on Memorial Day.

Immediately following the ceremony, Boy Scout Troop 6 from Brownsville, Texas, will conduct a flag retirement ceremony on the Flight Deck.  The public is also invited to this special ceremony and encouraged to bring old and worn flags in need of retirement.


WHAT:             Memorial Day Commemoration (Complimentary Admission for Ceremony)

WHERE:           USS Lexington Museum on the Bay

WHEN:             Monday, 28 May 2018 at 2:00 PM



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The Texas Navy Association was formed under the authority of the Texas Secretary of State in 1972 as a non-profit organization devoted to preserving the history of the Texas Navy.  Membership is open to anyone who holds a commission as an Admiral in the Texas Navy from the Governor of Texas and to anyone who would like to become a member.  (For more info visit

In 2014, during his tenure as President of the Texas Navy Association, Mr. Bill Turner met with USS Lexington Museum staff to propose having an exhibit aboard the ship.  After determining the footprint of the space required, and acquiring the necessary funding, work began on the 1000 square foot exhibit.  The Texas Navy exhibit features the historical documentary How the Texas Navy Saved the Revolution, a Kahunas USA / Texas Navy Association historic documentary.  The film is available to all Texas teachers for free download at under the “Teachers” button.

The exhibit also features a short film highlighting the importance of black powder and 19th century cannon technology.  Available for viewing are a replica of a historic warship’s gun deck, cannons, uniforms, navigation gear, story boards, as well as numerous artifacts of period naval warfare.

The mission of the Texas Navy Association is, “To preserve and promote an appreciation of the historic character and heroic acts of the Texas Navy.  To promote travel by visitors to historical sites and areas in which the Texas Navy operated.  To conduct in the broadest sense a public relations campaign to create a responsible and accurate image of Texas.  And, encourage Texas communities, organizations, and individuals, as well as governmental entities, to participate with actions and money in pursuit of these objectives.”

Join us for this ribbon cutting ceremony including Admirals from the Texas Navy, Producers, and Actors from the films, a Featured Mural Artist, and historic models.


WHAT:            Texas Navy Exhibit Ribbon Cutting

WHEN:            Saturday, March 19, 2018, 11:00 am

WHERE:          USS Lexington Museum on the Bay

Memorial Service for Captain Frank W. “Rocco” Montesano, USN (Ret)

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Executive Director Emeritus, Rocco Montesano, lost his battle with cancer on Friday, April 13, 2018.

There will be a Memorial Service on Sunday, April 29th at 5:00 pm on board the USS Lexington Museum on the Bay. Dress is casual and valet parking will be available.

In lieu of flowers, Rocco and his family would like donations sent to the USS Lexington Museum in his honor. Donations can be made by credit card or PayPalChecks can be mailed to the USS Lexington Museum, PO Box 23076, Corpus Christi, TX 78403.

You can find an online obituary here and the event info posted on Facebook

25th Annual Stage Door Canteen – Feb 16, 2018

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Stage Door 2018

Dance to the Sounds of USS Lexington BIG BAND

Friday, February 16, 2018 at 7PM

Ticket Info

$60 Couple
$35 Single
$400 Reserved Table of 10
$500 Preferred Reserved Table of 10

Star-Studded Cast!

Flicka Rahn
Jason Armstrong
Carla Gardiner
Victoria Majors
Scott Plant & More!

Purchase Your Tickets Today!
Call 1-800-LADY LEX or 361-888-4873 ext. 307

Advance ticket purchase required. All major credit cards accepted.
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“Heart of Every Ship” Exhibit Now Open

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Corpus Christi –  Valves, Pumps, Soot Blowers, Sight Glasses – not the most glamorous parts of a ship but the critical equipment used by sailors all over the world to keep Engine Rooms on ships alive. The USS Lexington has scoured the ship for some of these components, reconditioned them and created a new exhibit around them. Visitors will now be able to see and touch this equipment, learn what their purpose was and how they made this 3 million ton aircraft carrier, into a mighty protector of the seas. Located on the 6th Deck leading into the Engine Room, the exhibit includes a small theater where visitors can sit and view Engineering 101. The film, produced by our Exhibits Department, will take you into the Boiler Room, Elevator Machinery Room, and Engine Room.

This exhibit was made possible by generous donations from the Gary Galiher Foundation. Mr. Galiher was a friend and benefactor of the USS Lexington Museum on the Bay.

A Salute to Veterans

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In appreciation of their service to our nation, USS LEXINGTON Museum Executive Director, Rocco Montesano, has announced that, veterans and active duty members of the United States military service will receive free admission to the Museum on Veterans Day, 11 November 2017.

Senator Ted Cruz will be our guest speaker and representing the Museum will be Jay Wise, Past Board President. The Veterans Band will be aboard to Present the Colors and play patriotic music during the event.

The Salute to Veterans Ceremony will take place at 2:00 pm and will include a tribute to our military and a wreath-laying.

WHAT: Free Admission for Veterans and Active Military Personnel and Salute to Veterans Ceremony


WHEN: Veterans Day – Saturday, 11 November 2017

Ceremony at 2:00 PM