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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 #11 of 48 attractions in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ships
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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This was the reason why we went to the Seaport Museum. Very cool piece of history. You can tour at your own will (audio tour available) and see the Captain's quarters.

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montgomery,tx
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Well-restored tall ship with good signage, educational exhibits, friendly staff and crew. As others have noted, stairs are steep and spaces below deck are not large. For those who are a bit claustrophobic, you can peer down from above to see parts of crew quarters, and the first deck down feels fairly rooms and bright. Similar feel to visiting one... More

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Longview, Texas
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203 reviews 203 reviews
31 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

If you have not toured the Elissa you should. It's hard to imagine the working and living conditions endure by the crew for weeks at a time without going below to see it for yourself.

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San Antonio, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Interesting exhibit. It's not cheap, but you are able to actually get on the ship and go underneath to the captain's quarters (tiny!) and the regular crew's (tiny common area!) A worthwhile experience for kids.

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11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Having served 20 years in the USCG and inboard ships as much as 50 years old, I am so glad she was rescued from the scrap yard and I'm truly impressed by the renovation this ship has gone through. I was impressed by the method used to make the holds watertight. The audio tour was very interesting! I wish I... More

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Dallas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed the Tall Ship Elissa. She's a beautiful piece of history. The ship had just undergone renovation, so the wood was gleamig. Note that the stairs going belowdecks are quite steep so be careful.

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Cleburne, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

There is so much to see and do on the island, we made a visit to tour the Elissa. Unbelievable history and to see how the crew lived on the boat. If you like to see that tall sailing ships, this is a must. If you by chance are there when it sails, Make a point to see. It is... More

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Spring, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

What a great sailing vessel this is. She has just undergone a 2 year renovation of her deck and hull. And with new paint she will be fit to sail for another 50 years. The museum here is wonderful as well. The museum tells the history of Galveston and how the Elissa played an important role in Galveston's beginning. The... More

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Nice diversion and look out for the original woodwork on deck. Beware that there are some steep,intricate stairs to negotiate on board. The museum is interesting.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We really enjoyed visiting the Texas Seaport Museum and the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA. We were able to tour the inside of the ship and get a "feel" for what life was like on this ship many years ago.

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