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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 tour!

Really interesting self-guided tour of the ship and its history. There aren't many chances to visit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
NJLady561
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New Jersey
Interesting and well preserved Ship

One of the main exhibits of the maritime museum the ship is well worth a visit, it is very well... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2018
Andrew R
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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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Texas Seaport Museum, Pier 21, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really interesting self-guided tour of the ship and its history. There aren't many chances to visit an over 100 year old tall ship.

Thank NJLady561
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

One of the main exhibits of the maritime museum the ship is well worth a visit, it is very well preserved and is an excellent example of the type Spend some time in the adjacent museum as well as it well worth it

Thank Andrew R
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Reviewed 27 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
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Reviewed 25 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
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Reviewed 25 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.

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Reviewed 24 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
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Reviewed 13 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
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Reviewed 10 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
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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
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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
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barrerajr
25 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
7 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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