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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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What an amazing treasure! It is simply beautiful! Very educational and the entire family enjoyed it! Definitely a wonderful piece of history!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Yukon, Oklahoma

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Yukon, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

What an amazing treasure! It is simply beautiful! Very educational and the entire family enjoyed it! Definitely a wonderful piece of history!

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Groesbeck, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This is a really cool ship. It is especially interesting for the kids. A good place to plan on your next visit.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Good opportunity to share with the kids of what has contributed to Galveston's growth!! Be sure to do the tours alongside the ship and do a little educating of the kids on the importance of our enivronm,ent and its creatures.

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Elkhart
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

A tour of this ship is a must see. It is amazing that a crew could work in such a small space to move such a piece of history.

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GROVES
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Very interesting information about the Galveston seaport and early Texas Navy. The Elissa is a beautiful ship, smaller than I imagined though. But the Dolphin spotting tour was the hit of the day. Our guide was very informative and hilarious and made the tour memorable.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Such a cool ship and history. I REALLY wish there was a tour with an actual guide. We loved walking around the ship, but kids can't read the posted information and the audio tour did not hold the interest of the younger ones. Definitely worth seeing, though, and taking some great pictures!

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Orangeville, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Visited this tail ship on a trip to Galveston, great location.You can tell it is a labour of love to restore this ship. Great info on the ship explaining how it works. you could paid for a guide or tour on your own , beside the ship it a shop where they do all the restoration.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I love history, the Seaport museum is great, I don't know if there are guided tours but it might help, while there are some explanations of the items displayed, so many people don't know what they are looking at. 80-90% of all trade comes by sea, people should be aware of the history of sailing. LOVE THE SHIP!

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We loved this. And the best part is getting to visit with some of the working volunteers are great to talk to about what they're doing. It's a beautiful Galveston gem.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We love to visit this ship. Rare to tour a ship this old that is not a replica. I would love to see it sail sometime as I know it does several times a year. Kids loved it too!

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