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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 #15 of 48 attractions in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Ships
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Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

When we toured the ELISSA in 2013 it was undergoing restoration work. We met one of the craftsmen working on the ship; he was from Maine and an expert on ships from the era. He gave us a mini-tour, explained what was taking place in terms of restoration, and answered our questions - it really was fascinating talking to him.... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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63 reviews 63 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

My husband loves ships. Touring them, building them, reading about them, etc. We have toured many tall ships and found this one lacking. We took the audio tour but it was very hard to follow the numbers guide as they were not in order and not always clearly visible. Work was being done the ship this day to get it... More

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Frankston, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Something different, well displayed, a lot of love went into this boat not just set up for tourist trap. Money spent beyond what they will ever recover letting the public veiw their work. This should be a standard set for all towns to strive for in their attractions.

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Red Lake Falls, Minnesota, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

A real-life look back at seafaring days with this wonderful restoration of a ship. Talked to some of the volunteers working and was so impressed with their commitment to bring this treasure to Galveston.

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Anahuac, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Definitely worth seeing. Beautiful ship! The Port area is amazing where she is docked and you never know when a beautiful yacht or a cruise liner will come in, giving you a chance to compare old and new.

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Galveston
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

If only the Elissa could talk about who walked her decks! What a beautiful sailing vessel, 1877 Barque, to be docked a the Port of Galveston. So lucky to have been able to sail twice on her!

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Galveston, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Great historical value and an important part of Galveston. The volunteers that care for the ship do an excellent job. It's a ghostly sight to see the Alissa sail out of port.

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Woodway, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

A wonderful experience - for $10.00, you are able to tour the museum, as well as climb aboard and explore the historic vessel. The staff in the gift shop was more than happy to answer any questions you may have about when/if the ship sets sail (twice a year for the crew), as well as offer historic facts and first-hand... More

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Louisiana
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I give this a 5 because not only do you get to tour the ship, you also get to tour the museum included in the price of $10.00. You will have to pay for parking on the way out if you do not get your ticket stamped. Go into any business on the grounds and they will validate parking for... More

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Houston, Texas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

I enjoyed my visit to the Elissa but like others have commented, it is an ongoing work in progress that challenge the $8 entry fee per person. We were told that the volunteers are down there every other weekend to both work on the restoration and also to practice the necessary sailwork to take her out under sail. If they... More

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