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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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Great History

If you like history, you have to visit the Elissa! Also, take time for the museum and the film! Plus enjoy lunch or dinner overlooking the piers!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Brenham, Texas
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Brenham, Texas
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132 reviews 132 reviews
39 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

If you like history, you have to visit the Elissa! Also, take time for the museum and the film! Plus enjoy lunch or dinner overlooking the piers!

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Asher, Oklahoma
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

the ability to wander about on our own, but having some employees that were able to give us some details.

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Beaumont, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Very nice and staff was very knowledgeable and helpful. Would recommend to anyone who visit go see this.

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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

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
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5 helpful votes 5 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

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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