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1877 Tall Ship ELISSA

Address: Texas Seaport Museum, Pier 21, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
Phone Number: 409-763-1877
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Ranked #6 of 38 Attractions in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ships, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Ships, Sights & Landmarks
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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We happened to visit the Elissa on a "volunteer training day". This meant that those intrepid souls who are learning 'the ropes' (and there are miles of them) were on board for training. This happens 2x a month. While we were there, the sails were tied up, set and altered as if they were making a tack (turn). It was... More 

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Indiana
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8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

While dining shore side on Galveston Island, Galveston, Texas, we were surprised to see a tall ship directly from the window in our dining view. She is a 1877 Tall Ship named Elissa. She is docked and available for tours. How lovely it was to dine with her sitting directly in full view!

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Houston Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The Elissa has been out for a while and now is back and all spiffed up. The crew are fun to talk to and full of info on the tall ship.

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Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We enjoyed the walk thru the tall ship as well as the exhibits there. Was a nice excursion right on the waterfront. It was a beautiful day and had plentynof time to explore. We also took the bay tour which was fun and a chance to catch glimpses of dolphins, pelicans, blue herrons.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The museum was fairly sparse, but interesting information. Definitely watch the little 20 minute movie about the Elissa before going onboard. The ship itself is just amazing. You practicaly feel like you've gone back in time and can almost see/hear the crew around you.

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HOUSTON
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I loved touring the ELISSA. Very historic. Lots of information inside the belly of the ship. Just amazing to see the many exotic ports of call this ship has made all around the world. Be sure to visit the maritime museum next door to compliment your visit to the ELISSA.

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Mobile, Alabama
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160 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I took the audio tour of the tallship and went through the museum on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. Love that it is self guided tour so that you can go at your own pace. The ticket counter employee was extremely nice and there was a nice gift shop to look around in also.

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Belton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Although we didn't go on the ship itself, we completely enjoyed the walk through museum. So much history! Artifacts that you couldn't believe sailors used! Wonderful!

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Richmond, TX
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Nice, small museum, cute shop. Best part is you can see a ship that is being lovlingly restored, talk to the people who work on her, who have sailed her and check out the shop they use to do the work. Its a great look at what it was like way back when. They talk about retrofits to the ship... More 

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La Porte Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I have been visiting the Elissa for some years now and love every minute of each visit. I am nearing retirement and will be looking into doing some volunteer work on the ship. She's a very beautiful ship with a wonderful history. A photographer's dream.

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