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1877 Tall Ship ELISSA

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Address: Texas Seaport Museum, Pier 21, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
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Wooden ship tour, outstanding great for history buff

Fascinating to tour a ship built 130ish years ago. Galveston did a great job to buy this ship and set it up as a tourist attraction.

Reviewed 2 days ago
scrom1970
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Fort Worth, Texas

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Fort Worth, Texas
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fascinating to tour a ship built 130ish years ago. Galveston did a great job to buy this ship and set it up as a tourist attraction.

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Thank scrom1970
Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Worth your time and the ship is beautiful. Saw a volunteer working in the shop and was very friendly and informative. The museum is o.k. and most of the info you can find online about the place. Might as well go through it too as it is part of the admission to see the ship but the museum is nothing... More 

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Thank Jason M
San Antonio, Texas
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7 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great step back into history! You need to tour the museum and sit through the video on the Elissa before you board her.. definitely add to your list of to do's when in Galveston!!

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Thank sherrylindsey09
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This tall ship is a priceless. Takes you back in time. Amazing the work the volunteers do for this beautiful tall ship. It is an original piece of art.

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Thank Cheryl P
Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The volunteers who restored the Elissa did an amazing job and my hat goes off to those you maintain that restoration. She is a beautiful ship. I have loved paintings of these types of old ships so being able to climb aboard and tour the Elissa was such a treat. There are plenty of signs telling of the different jobs... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth the time, be sure and get the self guided audio for the tour. Details and history are fantastic. A great experience.

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Thank LAItaveler1
Benton, Louisiana
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent self-paced tour of the ship. Good description of the function of the various stations on the ship and the ship's history. Very nice museum has an excellent history of maritime Texas. Gift shop has a variety of nautical souvenirs.

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Thank Robert K
Cypress, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved being able to crawl around the hull, cabins and deck of this ship. The history of the ship was provided and the exhibit is inexpensive without crazy lines

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Thank jayecremer
Waco, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love all the historic stuff and this is one of Galveston's best. The video telling her story is a must see: They show it in the theater in the museum building. The skill of the restoration and the skill of the volunteers who man and maintain her are very evident. Don't miss this!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The 1866 Tall ship Elissa and the El Gileon was docked here this past week so it was nice to be able to see both ships in one port. there is a fee to actually walk on the boat but there is a nice museum and gift shop here. It is adjacent to the cruise terminal on the Harborside pier... More 

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