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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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Three in one shot

There are effectively three things for the price of your ticket; two small museum exhibitions on... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
AllanJGJ
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Wellington, New Zealand
Beautiful!

I was amazed by the craftsmanship, the beauty and the size of this ship. In a world of high tech... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2018
T2995OVmandyh
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United States
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“seaport museum” (28 reviews)
“below deck” (18 reviews)
“harbor tour” (19 reviews)
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Texas Seaport Museum, Pier 21, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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 10 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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Reviewed 6 April 2018

The movie inside the museum / gift shop building was fascinating. Definitely gave us a huge appreciation for the magnitude of work that went into Elissa's restoration. Really nice quality gifts available in the gift shop if you're willing to spend a little more money...More

Thank RoseBC23
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Really nice and completely staffed and maintained by volunteers. Alot of it is off limits to visitors but they were preparing to sail the vessel at the time. The museum is nice but a little small.

Thank dliwsgerg
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Though I have been to the Museum and seen the ship in dock, I had the opportunity through GHF to do a sailing on Easter for 5 hours out into the Gulf on a training cruise. Was a gorgeous day and were able to observe...More

Thank FRED W
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

The Elissa is a steel hull tall sailing ship. There is a small maritime museum and a tour of the boat. Well worth the cost to see how an old sailing ship worked.

Thank mike102016
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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

We like history. We drove a short drive from Kemah to Galveston. We enjoyed the seaport museum and the tour of the 1877 ELISA. We used the audio tour to walk the ship as it explained the various points of interest. If you like history,...More

Thank debbiekkelly
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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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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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