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Texas Seaport Museum

Pier 21, Number 8, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1 409-763-1877
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History of Galveston

The museum displays an interesting history of the port of Galveston, and together with the Tall... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Andrew R
Nantwich, United Kingdom
Holy Ship!

Very cool experience to explore the "Elyssa", a tall ship from the 1800's. She is a beautiful ship... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2017
Jennifer J
Pensacola Beach, Florida
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This museum details the history of Galveston Island and features a newly restored ship that was originally built in 1877.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“tall ship” (33 reviews)
“sailing ship” (6 reviews)
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Pier 21, Number 8, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1 409-763-1877

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum displays an interesting history of the port of Galveston, and together with the Tall ship Elissa, is an interesting way to spend a couple of hours in Galveston, it is located in Pier 21.

Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Very cool experience to explore the "Elyssa", a tall ship from the 1800's. She is a beautiful ship, and to be on her deck feels like traveling back in time. I visited at the very hottest part of the year, in August. I would recommend...More

Thank Jennifer J
Reviewed 17 September 2017

This museum, housed in historic Pier 21, does a great job presenting the history of Galveston as Texas's largest city and port. You really get a feel for what life was like in Galveston in the 1800's and the immigration history of Galveston that is...More

1  Thank TrueTexasTraveler
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Not a lot besides the film, but the information about early immigration was interesting. Also learned a little about the Texas navy. Took their harbor tour and our captain was very good and we saw a TON of dolphins on our afternoon tour.

1  Thank JustUsTwo0814
Reviewed 11 September 2017

The museum shows in pictures and stories the people who came to Galveston Island many years ago and made her what she is today. They even have a computer available to track your on families that might have come to Galveston from other countries. The...More

Thank JoyfulEddy
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Instead of waiting in line to get onboard our cruise, we walked over to the Seaport Museum. It was really worth the stop. We also booked a harbor cruise which was quite pleasant, although a bit chilly (bring a sweater).

2  Thank Lana R
Reviewed 7 September 2017

It is next to the old ship and shows a ton of info on immigration and ship works. Very friendly staff and tempting gift shop!

Thank Kathleen H
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Small but very informative. The short film about Elissa was excellent. I liked the board about immigrants and adding your story to it.

Thank Maile C
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Got the full package to tour the museum, Elissa ship and the dolphin tour on the harbor! I enjoyed the dolphin tour the most and secondly the Elissa. We did see a few dolphins here and there, they were kinda shy from the looks of...More

Thank Gerhardt E
Reviewed 21 August 2017

The highlight was the tour of the Galveston ship channel. Very informative and fun, and not only our 5 and 10 year old but we ourselves really enjoyed it. The museum is really interesting as well, though small. I loved learning about the Texas navy,...More

Thank Tom P
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Andrea J
2 April 2017|
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Response from Peter A | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is. The parking lots were $8 for up to 2 hrs ( I think). There were also parking meters. We didn't use either. We parked where it was free & walked about 6 or 7 blocks. No one said anything about validating... More
29 July 2016|
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Response from Redrosebud2014 | Reviewed this property |
You purchase ticket at the entrance. Tour times are listed on brochures which you can get at the visitor center in town.