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Texas Seaport Museum

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Address: Pier 21, Number 8, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
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+1 409-763-1877
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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This museum details the history of Galveston Island and features a newly...

This museum details the history of Galveston Island and features a newly restored ship that was originally built in 1877.

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Great Boat Tour

Great tour with lots of information about Galveston Bay. I've lived here a long time and didn't know most of the stuff they shared. Highly recommend.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Houston, Texas
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Ann Arbor, United States
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Texas Seaport Museum is adjacent to and part of the Tall Ship Elissa at Pier 21 in Galveston, Texas. The main feature of the museum is to show the movie of how the tall ship Elissa, moored next door, was saved from being scrapped and then restored to a beautiful example of a 19th century, square rigged sailing ship.... More 

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Garland, Texas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Friendly, helpful & knowledgeable staff; also the Seagull II Port of Galveston Tour & dolphin-watch boat ride is a must (good value for the money). Grandkids (ages 11 & 6) first ever trip to the coast & they loved it. I am 62 & disabled (need walker or wheelchair); was using walker that day, & museum & boat staff were... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great tour with lots of information about Galveston Bay. I've lived here a long time and didn't know most of the stuff they shared. Highly recommend.

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Thank EAPiscool
Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

With a combo ticket you can see the Elissa, the museum, and take an hour tour of the area by boat. Loved all of it - especially the boat ride where we saw a sunken cement boat from long ago.

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Texas
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156 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of local history and fun wrapped up in this museum. Some very interesting and informative stuff on the Republic of Texas Navy...small and short lived as it was...I learned a good bit here and recommend it to any and all history buffs.

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Thank HavocDog
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small, but interesting museum displaying some of Galveston's seafaring history. The Elissa is the centerpiece of the museum. There is a video chronicling the restoration inside the museum. An audio device is available for touring the ship.

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Alameda, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pretty cool to see 19th century technology but one would think there would be a lot more to see for the money especially in a huge state like Texas. Was it worth it? Yes and No

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Thank Paddy O
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I was a bit disappointed in the Texas Seaport Museum because it was small and had few items to view. However, the gift shop was excellent and so was the Elissa. The 1877 Elissa made the trip worthwhile. It has been resorted and you can self tour throughout most of the ship.

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Paola Ks
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Was waiting to do dolphin tour when they gave us tickets to the museum. It was neat to be able to walk throughout the ship to see where the crew stayed. Makes going on a cruise so much more fun.

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Thank leemarie68
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Small museum. The ship outside was the best part. The two ladies at the Fron desk when we arrived we're very sarcastic and rude. They weren't enthused that we interrupted their gossip to purchase tickets.

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