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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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Interesting

Small museum but interesting history of the port. Tour of the ship was also interesting. We enjoyed.

Reviewed 1 week ago
monicagw
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Yorktown, Texas
Not a good activity for summer

This is really cool to see but I cannot recommend this in the summer because you are touring a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chloe B
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Texas
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  • Average8%
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“seaport museum” (29 reviews)
“below deck” (19 reviews)
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Texas Seaport Museum, Pier 21, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
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+1 409-763-1877
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Small museum but interesting history of the port. Tour of the ship was also interesting. We enjoyed.

Thank monicagw
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is really cool to see but I cannot recommend this in the summer because you are touring a metal ship with no AC. It's extremely hot. The museum was interesting but not worth seeing without touring the ship.

1  Thank Chloe B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Texas Seaport Museum is a nice, small museum with an interesting exhibit on the immigrants who came to North America through Galveston. There is also a small exhibit on the Texas Navy during the days of the Texas Republic. After taking 30 or so...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not sure what you get if you pay to see the ship but you can see a lot of it without paying. I am sure we missed out on someone giving us a history lesson and explaining what some of the different things on the...More

Thank MICHELLE F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our 9 year old to view the Elissa. She found it interesting and loved seeing the different sleeping quarters. We went on a very hot day and the lower decks on the boat were quite hot but we still enjoyed it. The entrance...More

Thank parje1
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

There are effectively three things for the price of your ticket; two small museum exhibitions on migration to Texas in the years before WWI and on the Texas Navy of the 1830s and 1840s, plus getting on board the Elissa. The two mini-museums are definitely...More

1  Thank AllanJGJ
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

I was amazed by the craftsmanship, the beauty and the size of this ship. In a world of high tech vessels It's a great reminder of true man made quality and man power.

1  Thank T2995OVmandyh
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

5 ships left on a "race" to Pensacola, FL after the festival. We had a wonderful time. The Galveston Historical Society put together this year's festival and we hope they do it again.

Thank Caro D
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Visit the seaport museum and buy the museum, harbor cruise, and Elissa tour all in one. It's a very good value.

Thank Chuck H
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

As a late-19th Century sailing ship, the "Elissa" is a nice contrast to the majority of modern museum ships one sees. One can walk her decks, admire the web of standing and running rigging, and explore a little below decks while marveling at the cramped...More

1  Thank kay-cee-1138
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Tausha B
8 June 2018|
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Response from Chuck H | Reviewed this property |
I doubt that animals, other than service animals, are allowed. The ship is really not conducive to animals. I recommend getting the seaport package that allows you tobtpur the museum and ship, as well as take the harbor tour.
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barrerajr
26 July 2017|
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$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.
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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.
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