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1877 Tall Ship ELISSA

Texas Seaport Museum, Pier 21, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
+1 409-763-1877
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She's a beauty!

Even if you don't tour the ship, be sure to stop and see it. We ended up with a wonderful photo of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Linda C
Moorpark, California

Well restored view into the past. Lovely nautical adventure visiting this active sailing ship... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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“sailing ship” (26 reviews)
Texas Seaport Museum, Pier 21, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
+1 409-763-1877

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Even if you don't tour the ship, be sure to stop and see it. We ended up with a wonderful photo of her in the foreground and one of the huge cruise ships in the background. Elissa carries 19 sails covering over 1/4 of an...More

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well restored view into the past. Lovely nautical adventure visiting this active sailing ship. What it must have been like to live and experience life during the time of the Elissa. Well done.

Thank TAMAN1951
Reviewed 1 week ago

Being a fan of old ships in general, I got to explore this tall ship as part of the Harbor Tour (which included a guided boat tour of Galveston Harbor and access to the Texas Seaport Museum). Very cool ship with interesting history. You can...More

Thank StackyMaryland
Reviewed 1 week ago

You should tour the Elissa prior to visiting its museum and seeing the film about the ship. It provides a good education regarding the history of the ship and how it arrived in Galveston. I have an enormous appreciation f.or the work and dedication that...More

Thank Pamela T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This historic ship is truly a sight to see. She is in amazing shape for her age and amazing details everywhere you look. It is even more amazing that this Texas treasure still sails every once in a while. A great stop if you in...More

Thank brianwS5519HE
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great opportunity to see a Tall Ship up close and appreciate the history and what it would have been like to sail in it in the time it plowed the seas.

Thank James A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ensure that your exploration of the ship is thorough! There is a lot of history in this ship, and most of it is explained in the placards found in the different areas of the ship. It is one of the oldest sailing hulls still in...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Be sure to watch the short video as well as going on the ship. Recommend using the audio as that will give a better experience with what you are experiencing.

Thank Mary K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great folks run this operation, and most are pretty friendly. The museum (visited before) was not much to look at then, didn't bother this time. Went on the ship. They do a heck of a job maintaining her.

Thank Kerry C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were originally going to only do the Harbour Tour and then saw it was cheaper to do the bundle for the harbor tour and the tall ship. I'm so glad we did the Tall Ship tour and the museum! As a history teacher I...More

Thank Danyalle S
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26 July 2017|
Response from Kerry C | Reviewed this property |
$12 charge to Adults, $9 to those 6-18, 5 and younger are not charged a fee. This is slightly higher than other similar spots around the Island, but is such an iconic Galveston tradition.
Tammy S
19 June 2017|
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Response from Cindy E | Reviewed this property |
Maybe the top deck, but no, not to most spots. Tight spaces and stairs.
Nancy R
8 March 2017|
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Response from Kay W | Reviewed this property |
Allowed yes, practical-no. There are stairs to climb down & up as well as narrow spaces. The stroller would be okay on the deck only.