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1877 Tall Ship ELISSA

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Address: Texas Seaport Museum, Pier 21, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
Phone Number: 409-763-1877
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Good value and lots of history

$42 for a family of four includes access to the ship and the museum. I highly recommend this little stop if you are a history buff. The ship has been restored to its original... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Spring, Texas

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Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

$42 for a family of four includes access to the ship and the museum. I highly recommend this little stop if you are a history buff. The ship has been restored to its original state and the kids had a blast checking out how sailors in the late 1800's worked and lived. The officer's quarters was really cool. The Texas... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

A wonderful experience walking onto and exploring a hundred year old, working ship. They also have a gift shop with some fun things and a museum that is very interesting. If you go in the summer, be sure to dress cool and ladies...no heels on deck!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This was a quick self guided tour you could get audio receiver if you chose. It was neat to see something so old.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The Elissa is a continuing restoration process and her historic connection to Galveston is displayed in the Texas Seaport Museum. She is a beautiful square rigging ship. Children and adults alike will enjoy this tour.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We just walked around the ship while we ate but it is a sight to see. There are so many ropes, these ships must be a challenge to sail.

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Lumberton, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Ship was smaller than expected but very impressive. Museum had interesting artifacts and film. A little pricy for the tour, however, understand that funds are put back in to restoration efforts, so did not mind.

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Warrington, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Unlike many of the historic reproductions the Elissa was working freighter that carried cargoes for many years. Rescued from the scrapyard in Greece, she was fitted out with modern conveniences to meet Cost Guard requirements and now serves as a key part of the Texas Seaport Museum as well as taking cruises in the gulf of Mexico.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Im from Galveston tx and the Elissa is located off Old port industrial blvd now called harborside drive. This ship gets alot of visitors. I have the joy of actually getting to sail on it in High school they take it out once a year. Its all wood and very beautiful if in Gtown make sure you go to this... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Can explore the entire ship and listen to recorded audio on this self tour. Kinda cool! Interesting to see the areas like kitchen, bunks, etc.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Actually, you just get to climb aboard, and feel what it's like to be aboard such a small sailing ship (although the ship does have a sailing schedule - it is a fully functional sailing vessel). The admission includes the dockside museum. Really an exceptional experience. f you time it for late afternoon, you can watch the cruise ships leave... More 

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Address: Texas Seaport Museum, Pier 21, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
Phone Number: 409-763-1877
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston

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