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1877 Tall Ship ELISSA

Texas Seaport Museum, Pier 21, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
409-763-1877
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Ranked #10 of 48 Attractions in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ships
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Gresham, Oregon
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This was a real treat, the opportunity to go aboard an historic vessel and poke all around. She is a beauty!

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Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The museum is excellent, but the air conditioning was not working--very hot. We enjoyed the boat ride. Lots of work going on on the Elissa.

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Jefferson, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The ship is just amazing to view and all the volunteers were working hard to keep it in ship-shape. We even had a great time talking to some of them while they were repainting and making repairs to it.

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Mesquite, Texas, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The Elissa was great fun for all. Touring the ship is very interesting, the stairs below deck are a little rough for us older ones. The museum was also very informative. The staff and sailors are very friendly and know what they are talking about. They can make it informative for all age groups. Gift shop is great as well,... More

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Waco, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This craft is so nicely restored! The future crew was working hard and it was very interesting to watch them at the top of the mast (doing a lot of things that I am sure I do not know the correct terms for, so I will not insult the educated readers with an attempt to try). The cabins, kitchen and... More

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Gambrills, MD
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We visited the Elissa tall ship, museum and boat ride today. The ship is beautifully restored with lots of interesting informational plaques to help you understand the ships mechanics and history. The museum is small however well laid out, informative, with a brief 10 minute video which explains the history of the restoration project of the ship. The boat ride... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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219 reviews 219 reviews
89 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The ship is very nice but the cost is a little over priced for the attraction. There is also a little shop next to the ship that was interesting,

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Barstow, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I didn't see the Elissa advertised anywhere or even mentioned on the "duck boat" tour, so was pleasantly surprised by how nice it is. Depending on how much of a sailing or history buff you are, you could spend anywhere from 30min-2hr. It is right next to a nice restaurant and other attractions at Pier 21, so it can be... More

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Lampasas, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is a must do while in Galveston if you even remotely enjoy history or old ships of any kind. It is amazing how they have restored this ship. They are still re-doing a few of the sleeping quarters but that does not interfere with seeing the whole ship. Takes you back to the days where brave men sailed the... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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60 reviews 60 reviews
24 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We actually saw this a few year back and thought it was neat. After checking this out, we ate at a nice restaurant near there.

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