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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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The Elissa is fabulous, you'll get to walk through most of the ship only a few parts are off... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2017
HavocDog
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Texas
Kids enjoyed it

Cool ship. My 5 and 3 year old boys liked it. I did as well. Went in it 2 times with lunch in... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2017
butler68
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Lucas, Texas
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  • Average8%
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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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+1 409-763-1877

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Reviewed 12 March 2017

The Elissa is fabulous, you'll get to walk through most of the ship only a few parts are off limits. It was raining the day we went but the ship was so fascinating I forgot about the rain! Take a step back in time to...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Cool ship. My 5 and 3 year old boys liked it. I did as well. Went in it 2 times with lunch in between.

Thank butler68
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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

My younger brother loved it he enjoyed it. It was amazing to see such a great part of maritime history

Thank Rachelle S
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

The group who maintain the Elissa need to be complimented on their dedication to keeping this ship in great shape for us to enjoy.

Thank teachandeng
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

Oh my gosh! What a wonderful place! So awesome to see this ship...coming back to life through volunteers...and the tour boat...go! It is worth the price to go on the tour boat and get some local history of the harbor! See the short video and...More

Thank Doris M
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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We visited today and realized we got a super bonus. We started out watching the movie in the museum first. It was well worth it because you can really appreciate the labor of love for this ship. The volunteers have not only restored the boat...More

1  Thank Donna W
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

My husband was so excited when we finally got a day to tour the Elissa. We both became kids again while we toured the beautiful ship. She is a beauty and a must see when in Galveston.

Thank sugboog
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Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

This is a nice to her showing 1800 tall sail ship anchor here in Galveston Bay allowing you to go out into and see what life was like I want to be sailing ships which applied the water is up and down the coast and...More

Thank darrellstravel
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

We always love visiting old ships and this was no disappointment. When you buy a ticket to the museum, you can tour this ship. It was very quiet so we were the only takers. Very interesting, but no guides to tell you anything - lots...More

Thank Lana R
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Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

This was a fun stop. The ship was beautiful and well preserved. Easily accessible with a one year old. Great views of the bay as well.

Thank spencer m
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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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