Visit the Port Aransas Museum, 101 E. Brundrett Street, at the corner of Alister Street. 361-749-3800.
This early 1900’s “kit” house showcases Port Aransas history. Open every Thursday through Saturday from 1-5 p.m., with tours given by volunteer docents.
Admission is free but donations are happily accepted.
Some of the permanent exhibits include the Fourth Order Fresnel lens that graced the top of the Lydia Ann Lighthouse from 1878 to 1952, films of Port Aransas in the 1920’s and 1930’s, over 12,000 photos and documents about Port Aransas, video interviews by important islanders, and more.
On loan to Museum is the bell from the train that brought the rocks to build the jetties. It’s set up and waiting for you to ring it!