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“Beautiful boat”

1877 Tall Ship ELISSA
Ranked #9 of 111 things to do in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence
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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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"seaport museum"
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"below deck"
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"harbor tour"
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"sleeping quarters"
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"living history"
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"piece of history"
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"audio tour"
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"small museum"
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"great history"
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"gift shop"
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"step back in time"
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"walk around"
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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 the crew and the youth crew perform and practice what they do with this Historic Ship. Am so looking forward to being in Galveston for the Parade of Tall Ships this week and participating in some of the events. This is a MUST for someone visiting Galveston. Very professional, educational and most enjoyable!

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, check it out.

Thank debbiekkelly
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

I saw the ELISSA over Labor Day Weekend when it was free, and even then it wasn't anything special. You can tour the boat on your own but it doesn't take very long to get through the entire ship. I definitely wouldn't pay for it.

Thank Steven H
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