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Texas Seaport Museum

Pier 21, Number 8, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1 409-763-1877
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We were killing time after a cruise and decided to see the museum. The history of Galveston and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DEBRA L
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Tacoma, WA
Wish you could just go and check your name

After takin the Duck Tour of Galveston and the driver telling us about checking your name at this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
austinite1982
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Austin, Texas
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This museum details the history of Galveston Island and features a newly restored ship that was originally built in 1877.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“harbor tour” (20 reviews)
“tall ship” (36 reviews)
“gift shop” (8 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Pier 21, Number 8, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
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+1 409-763-1877
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"harbor tour"
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"tall ship"
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"gift shop"
in 8 reviews
"sailing ship"
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"ellis island"
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"highly recommend the tour"
in 2 reviews
"wonderful history"
in 2 reviews
"package deal"
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"dolphin watch"
in 2 reviews
"short film"
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"worth a visit"
in 3 reviews
"historical society"
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"take your time"
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"great place to visit"
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"self guided"
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"immigration"
in 12 reviews
"elissa"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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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 .

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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

Thank desperado265
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Reviewed May 21, 2018 via mobile

We left the State Park with extra time to make the 11:30 cruise -and remember that reservations Are not accepted except for groups - only to find out that all the cruises until 4 o’clock were filled with groups. We felt very unappreciated as private...More

Thank Travelingmelinda
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Reviewed May 12, 2018

My family and myself were pretty disappointed in this museum because we were expecting more. The museum building has only two exhibits, one on immigration in Galveston, and the other on Galveston in the Civil War. The disappointment stems from these two exhibits having potential...More

Thank Nathan K
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Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

We were not aware before this visit of the importance of Galveston as an entry point for immigrants coming to the USA from all over the world. Having visited Ellis Island New York we were surprised to learn that Galveston was the next busiest entry...More

2  Thank JBG1
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Reviewed April 10, 2018

The Galveston Historical Society and the Texas Navy combined resources and tell the wonderful history of Texas Gulf coast. The tall ship Elissa is usually anchored outside the museum - sometimes she's out sailing the seas. The nearby Pier 21 Theater has 3 movies: The...More

1  Thank Caro D
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Reviewed April 9, 2018

The museum, its harbor tour, and Elissa tour are a terrific value. Take your time through the museum and you'll learn a lot!

Thank Chuck H
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

The displays in the museum were quite professional and covered immigration through the port of Galveston and the role of the Texas Navy in winning Texas independence from Mexico. The port of Galveston was founded by the Spanish in 1825 and named after Bernardo de...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
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StephOlson0823
July 29, 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.
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