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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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Houston, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This exhibit will stimulate your imagination when you realize that these tall ships used to sail the seas for months on end. Makes you realize how talented the craftsmen were who built these wonderful ships and the sailors who manned those sails must have been really fit too. Worth a visit when you are in the area.

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Spring, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The people that do this work are the greatest! This old barque is a beauty. The clever way they let sunlight into the cabin is amazing, the technology in the vessel for the time it was in use is beyond belief. Go visit it! You will be glad you did.

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Gresham, Oregon
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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220 reviews 220 reviews
89 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 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
34 helpful votes 34 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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