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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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beautiful old sailing ship

This is a very old ship that has been renovated and preserved from the 1800s. It has been moved and displayed in many places including Great Britain. It is not used on open water... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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Huntsville, Texas
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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Not a good investment for one who is involved with much historical travel. A good photo op location.

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Huntsville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

This is a very old ship that has been renovated and preserved from the 1800s. It has been moved and displayed in many places including Great Britain. It is not used on open water at this time but will be sailing again later this year for tourists. Until then you can purchase tickets to explore this majestic ship with its... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Owned by the Galveston Historical Foundation (free for members along with other historic sights and attractions - join at the entrance), the impressive thing is that it is fully seaworthy and goes out periodically. It is iron hulled and survived Hurricane Ike. It requires extensive maintenance so a lot of what you see is renovated but authentic using the same... More 

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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Three masted steel sailing ship from the 19th century. Part of the Museum run by the Galveston Historical Foundation. Beautifully restored by volunteers. Headphones available for self-tour. Steep interior stairways, would probably be difficult for elderly, but still worth the main deck exploration of the ship's construction, past history, and tour.

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Minden, Nevada, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We enjoyed the tour of the Elissa. It was amazing to see the actual size of the ship and how it handled the seas. It was a very easy self-guided tour. Probably not a good choice on a hot day.

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Hinsdale, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Loved this ship...so much history. One granddaughter is Elisa (one 's') so had to see this. really worth it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Web said they close @ 5 we got there @ 4:10 and said they close at 4. When back the next day it was OK.

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Arlington, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

It was cute but not great. The kids liked it, but not something to go to Galvestion for, but good to see while there.

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Rowlett, Texas, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Really a fun attraction for everyone . They also do a wonderful dolphin watching tour at the same place. It was $10 for an hour. The captain was funny and very nice . We will do this every trip!

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Missouri City, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Fantastic ship and museum to visit! All of the volunteers are helpful as well. If you have any interest in ships, immigration through Galveston, or history in general this museum is a great stop.

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