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Texas Seaport Museum

Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Good, could be great

It feels a little like: We opened a great museum, now pay your money, we’ll chat and joke with each... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Argyle, Texas
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A Must Do for the "1900 Hurricane" Video alone

I have heard about the 1900 Hurricane that hit Galveston Island all my life. Growing up in Texas... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“tall ship”(35 reviews)
“sailing ship”(6 reviews)
This museum details the history of Galveston Island and features a newly restored ship that was originally built in 1877.
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Pier 21, Number 8, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1 409-763-1877
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All reviews harbor tour tall ship sailing ship ellis island highly recommend the tour gift shop wonderful history great boat ride dolphin watch historical society take your time great place to visit saw dolphins immigration elissa film navy
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Been to Galveston many times, this was the 1st time we did The Harbor Tour to see the dolphins. It was a lot of fun and educational. No matter your age you are sure to have a good time. I witnessed an elderly lady getting...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It feels a little like: We opened a great museum, now pay your money, we’ll chat and joke with each other at the ticket desk while you walk through, our job is done. During our visit, one of the audio sets for the ship tour...More

Thank ILoveTexas
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have heard about the 1900 Hurricane that hit Galveston Island all my life. Growing up in Texas. I had no idea the real story behind the storm and what happen afterwards to make Galveston Island what it is today. A simple thing but, worth...More

Thank T D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gorgeous day, wonderful commentary. My husband, son and I started our first visit to Galveston with this tour. Perfect! Learned so much.

Thank Cosmopolitan248078
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

We went on a boat ride in Galveston Bay with the boats provided by the Galveston Historical Foundation. We purchased tickets near the Texas Seaport Museum at Pier 21. The rates were very reasonable. There was a youth price of $8.00 and $10.00 for adults....More

1  Thank mojomo
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Great boat ride. Well dear ver an hour. Saw lots of dolphins. Staff was very helpful. Great time! First boat ride for grandchildren ages 2 and 4. Wore life jackets. Very exciting for them. Excellent trip. Bring water. Great time. Museum gift shop has great...More

1  Thank Alleta B
Reviewed July 10, 2018

We were killing time after a cruise and decided to see the museum. The history of Galveston and immigration was fascinating. We also enjoyed learning about Elissa, which is a Schooner they restored, and had there to view.

2  Thank DEBRA L
Reviewed July 9, 2018

After takin the Duck Tour of Galveston and the driver telling us about checking your name at this museum, we decided to go and check our name. When we got there, the gift shop was very small and the person told us we had to...More

Thank austinite1982
Reviewed June 4, 2018

Boat ride around the Galveston harbor. Talked about history of the harbor and how it is being used now. we saw many dolphins, but the greatest part was the feeding pelicans. so nice. Made the whole trip .

1  Thank john w
Reviewed May 23, 2018 via mobile

My grandmother came to Galveston as an immigrant from Belarus in 1912. I went to explore the history of the port. A bit if superficial information on the Galveston immigrant experience. Not well done, shallow and disappointing. Had a nice exhibit about a boat they...More

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Andrea J
April 2, 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
July 29, 2016|
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Response from Martha L | Reviewed this property |
You buy the tickets at the entrance. Just make sure you check out the attraction tour times which you may find on the official visit Galveston site.