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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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Fine tall ship example

This is a walk through tour of an excellently restored 1800's vintage iron tall masted schooner. The historical trust maintains this ship as a tour site and educational vessel... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Dallas, Texas, United States
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Dallas, Texas, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This is a walk through tour of an excellently restored 1800's vintage iron tall masted schooner. The historical trust maintains this ship as a tour site and educational vessel. If you enjoy the era of sailing schooners this is a fine example and would highly recommend you visit.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Tall Ship Elissa is situated on the inside of the island, near historic district off Broadway; its masts beacon you for a visit to see life from an early time, and appreciate modern travel. Restored and worth the time to visit, learn history and appreciate transportation!

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Pickering, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This was a walk back in time. The ELISSA visited Galveston when it was young. Good that she has returned to port.

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El Paso, Texas
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103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

it was a site to see..... we were lucky enuf to see it sailing with all the sails out AND saw it dock.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Lot's of history well documented. Audio tour was very good; gave good detail about the ship as a whole and the component parts and it's very interesting past

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Barrington, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

At the time of our visit, the museum was being redone (new carpet) so many of the exhibits had been removed. But the exhibit on the Texas Navy and the film on Galveston was till very interesting. Didn't get to go on the Elissa due to the weather

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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

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

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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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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