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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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great way to spend a lazy afternoon!

lots of history and really cool things to see! make sure you watch the movie and hit the second... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2017
Charlotte's T
A nice piece of history.

This is an old ship and a small museum. I highly recommend watching the movie in the museum... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2017
DDMontemayor
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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 28 October 2017

lots of history and really cool things to see! make sure you watch the movie and hit the second floor of the museum.

Thank Charlotte's T
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

This is an old ship and a small museum. I highly recommend watching the movie in the museum first, in order to appreciate the amount of work that went into making this exhibition possible. Otherwise you may take it all for granted. The ship for...More

Thank DDMontemayor
Reviewed 26 October 2017

I love old ships and this one is a gem. A lot of information in the museum as well so make sure you tour that.

Thank sweet_pack_fan
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Really neat and well preserved if you have never seen a tall ship. Self guided tour worked but the museum needs to expand. Very nice.

Thank PCBIllinois
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

We went with our 3 year old and he had a blast as well as us. It was so neat to go through the ship and see the sleeping quarters and how they live on the ship. It was like a maze down there!

Thank unknown5300
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Family of 7 ( wife husband grandmother kids aged 3 7 11 15 ) visited over the summer and had a great time. The ship was beautiful and amazing to see up close. The kids all fell in live with it and my Wife even...More

Thank maranville826
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful ship. Fully restored. Took my kids to see it. Very rare find. I hope it survived the Hurricane Harvey. We saw it in August. It would be a tremendous and historical loss. We also took the harbor cruise and really enjoyed it. Saw a...More

Thank Safiyakhan
Reviewed 19 September 2017

This is part of a larger tour. The main exhibit hall gives you a brief history of the Elissa and has a neat interactive area to look at immigration thru Galveston. What I didn't like was the actual ship tour. The ship itself was amazing,...More

Thank ferret538
Reviewed 18 September 2017

This is still a working tall ship! While it's not very big, you get to walk through it and see what life was like on a tall ship in the late 1800's. It was not glamorous, and this ship helps to separate fact from fiction.

Thank TrueTexasTraveler
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Beautiful vessel, but it was very hot the day we visited and absolutely no air moves below deck, so we cut our tour a bit short.

Thank JustUsTwo0814
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barrerajr
26 July 2017|
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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.
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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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Nancy R
8 March 2017|
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Response from Jim W | Reviewed this property |
This is a tall ship technically but it is very small. About there size of ships Columbus sailed. 2 sets of stairs or more like ladders. It is worth the tour which can be done in 15 minutes.,
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