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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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We wanted to go see this but when we got there we pretty much could see the whole thing from our hotel room and from the restaurant we were eating at on the patios. So we did'nt... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Tracey W
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Dallas, Texas

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Dallas, Texas
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30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted to go see this but when we got there we pretty much could see the whole thing from our hotel room and from the restaurant we were eating at on the patios. So we did'nt go. It is beautiful on the outside and fun to watch folks working on it.

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McMinnville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I always go to see the Elisa when I am visiting my son and family in the area. It is so wonderful that so many cared enough to find and restore this gorgeous ship. what a wonderful thing for everyone and Galveston and the Strand

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Pensacola, Florida
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98 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take your time to stop at the various stations and listen to the descriptions/stories on the audio guide, which is included in the admission. This attraction is especially great to do on a beautiful, sunny day.

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Thank eenusa
Jackson, Tennessee
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

The Elissa has been restored to her former glory. You can watch sails being made, learn the history of the ship, and serve as a volunteer.

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Thank Redbear50
Fort Worth, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

To catch a glimpse of what life was like back in the lat 1800s and early 1900s was intriguing. What the world economy was like back then, how the crew managed the ship, how they lived and ate were all questions that made this trip an educational and worthwhile experience.

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Thank sndrk2015
Firestone, Colorado
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

My husband, 23 y.o. daughter and I enjoyed going through the museum and ship. The museum has a wonderful short movie about the refurbishing of the Elisa. The ship itself is fun to walk on and imagine what it and it's crews have seen and endured. The museum talks about the trade industry in the area. I always enjoy going... More 

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Thank DarlenesDBD
Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

The ship is cool to walk up to since it is authentic and towering into the air. We soon realized after boarding that it is authentic and it was designed for work on the seas, not play. It's a good spot to get a feel for what it was like and visit the museum afterward.

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Thank travelingw3kids2014
San Pedro, Belize
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Good old fashioned fun. Museum tired. Pricey but ship fascinating. Amazing how they l8vef aboard and travelled.

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Thank gratefulcarl
Georgetown, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

The details both on deck and below deck are incredible. I'm not quite sure what I was expecting, but this blew me away. It really helped me better understand what it must have been like to work and live on this vessel at sea.

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Ozark, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

I put this in the average range because there are two parts to this tour. The first part is the museum, the movie about Elissa is a must but the rest of the artifacts were not as interesting to me. The tour of Elissa was awesome. It is a beautiful ship. I would recommend touring Elissa.

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