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1877 Tall Ship ELISSA

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Address: Texas Seaport Museum, Pier 21, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
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Beautiful piece of history

The 1866 Tall ship Elissa and the El Gileon was docked here this past week so it was nice to be able to see both ships in one port. there is a fee to actually walk on the boat but... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
New Orleans, Louisiana

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The 1866 Tall ship Elissa and the El Gileon was docked here this past week so it was nice to be able to see both ships in one port. there is a fee to actually walk on the boat but there is a nice museum and gift shop here. It is adjacent to the cruise terminal on the Harborside pier... More 

Thank joyannmadd
Kent, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We saw the movie and the museum before we boarded the ship. It explained a lot and made us really appreciate all that was done to refurbish this magnificent ship.

Thank Patricia N
Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

The Tall Ship Elissa is exactly what it says. A tall three-mast sailboat built in 1877. It was built in Scotland and when sailing it carries 19 sails. What's interesting to note is that many tall ships today are recreations of former ships. Elissa is not such a recreation but the real thing. To see her will set you back... More 

Thank elgreco_11
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

We took our daughters to explore the Elissa. They enjoyed looking around above and below deck. It was interesting to see where they slept and cooked on the ship. You can explore on your own or follow an audio tour.

Thank Andrea J
Ann Arbor, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

I love ships, all kinds of ships. Elissa is one of the mosy beautiful ships I have ever had the pleasure visit. You can go every where of the ship except up in the rigging (Crew only, darn!!!). After touring the whole ship yopu get to see a movie about how the ship was saved from being sold for scrap... More 

Thank Peter A
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Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

We toured the ELISSA as part of our ticket package with adjacent museum and Historical/Harbor tour ($20 pp). Fun to explore this treasure - volunteers were working that day to restore!

Thank Cindy E
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Was interesting to visit and tour the ship and hear of its history and how it has been maintained and restored over the years.

Thank FRED W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Museum tour was very limited, movie was interesting (free). The Elissa was interesting to board and see the ropes etc. We really enjoyed the harbor tour. The tour guide was interesting and knew quite a bit without being preachy or cutesy/corny. We saw several groups of dolphins and they seemed to be wanting to show off. The boat followed them... More 

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Rowlett, Texas
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

The magnificent ship has been beautifully restored to its former glory! Also take time to walk the entire museum and learn about the boats restoration. Also you can learn a little about the time Texas has its own Navy!

Thank Robert A
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Fun bit of history to see while visiting Galveston. The Elissa is a real historical ship, not a replica like others. Built in 1877 and still sailed annually she is very beautiful. Go spend an hour or two and visit her and the museum for a bit of days gone by.

Thank mmdanis

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