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Texas Seaport Museum

Pier 21, Number 8, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1 409-763-1877
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Great museum, ship and tour!

The highlight was the tour of the Galveston ship channel. Very informative and fun, and not only... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Tom P
Houston, Texas
Great Museum and tour

The day of our visit it was pretty crowded down on the pier ad it was the weekend they were... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Danyalle S
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This museum details the history of Galveston Island and features a newly restored ship that was originally built in 1877.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good38%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“harbor tour” (16 reviews)
“tall ship” (30 reviews)
“sailing ship” (6 reviews)
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Pier 21, Number 8, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1 409-763-1877

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Reviewed yesterday

The highlight was the tour of the Galveston ship channel. Very informative and fun, and not only our 5 and 10 year old but we ourselves really enjoyed it. The museum is really interesting as well, though small. I loved learning about the Texas navy,...More

Thank Tom P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The day of our visit it was pretty crowded down on the pier ad it was the weekend they were commissioning the new naval ship. We went with the plan to only do the Harbour Tour, but decided to do the tour, museum, and Tall...More

Thank Danyalle S
Reviewed 16 July 2017

I really enjoyed learning about the naval history of the Texas Revolution at this museum. Most of the history of Texas focuses on the battles which were fought at San Antonio, Goliad, Gonzalez, and San Jacinto, but this museum does a great job of weaving...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Already write our review under "1877 Tall Ship ELISSA" (same place) if you want more information. Get the package which includes ELISSA ship, museum, and harbor tour (tour was the highlight!).

Thank michael c
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

We did the full package that includes a harbor boat tour, access to the Museum and access to Elissa - the restored tall ship. The Museum isn't large but is pleasant and includes a number of interesting exhibits about Galveston as a major port of...More

Thank 236timothyf
Reviewed 4 July 2017

First, we were not greeted by the two young ladies taking the pictures. Once on the boat, there was nowhere to sit because people had their legs across the benches preventing others from sitting. During the cruise, we could not hear anything the captain was...More

Thank Stephanie C
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

This was a very short time in the museum. It's not that big in size but it's information is good. The restoration of the ship is informative. The harbor cruise was worth it and my kids had a great time.

Thank Bad_BobHaslettx
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Very informative museum. There was a lot of detailed information about the thousands who came to the United States through Galveston. Definitely worth seeing.

Thank Danna K
Reviewed 7 June 2017

We had a very good time at the Seaport Museum, and was a very good value for the different experiences we had. The harbor tour was worth the price of admission alone. The movie telling about the immigration to Texas through Galveston was an eye...More

Thank Patty F
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Our review is strictly for the harbor tour organized by the Historical Foundadion. I am really glad we chose them over the other outfitters. Their boat has two stories and the bottom is shaded. The captain and tour guide were really good. We got super...More

Thank The_G_Family
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Andrea J
3 April 2017|
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Response from Peter A | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is. The parking lots were $8 for up to 2 hrs ( I think). There were also parking meters. We didn't use either. We parked where it was free & walked about 6 or 7 blocks. No one said anything about validating... More
30 July 2016|
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Response from Redrosebud2014 | Reviewed this property |
You purchase ticket at the entrance. Tour times are listed on brochures which you can get at the visitor center in town.