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1877 Tall Ship ELISSA

Address: Texas Seaport Museum, Pier 21, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
Phone Number: 409-763-1877
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Ranked #8 of 39 Attractions in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ships, Landmarks
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Type: Ships, Landmarks
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Mobile, Alabama
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194 reviews 194 reviews
136 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

I took the audio tour of the tallship and went through the museum on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. Love that it is self guided tour so that you can go at your own pace. The ticket counter employee was extremely nice and there was a nice gift shop to look around in also.

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Belton, Texas
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Although we didn't go on the ship itself, we completely enjoyed the walk through museum. So much history! Artifacts that you couldn't believe sailors used! Wonderful!

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Richmond, TX
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Nice, small museum, cute shop. Best part is you can see a ship that is being lovlingly restored, talk to the people who work on her, who have sailed her and check out the shop they use to do the work. Its a great look at what it was like way back when. They talk about retrofits to the ship... More 

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La Porte Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I have been visiting the Elissa for some years now and love every minute of each visit. I am nearing retirement and will be looking into doing some volunteer work on the ship. She's a very beautiful ship with a wonderful history. A photographer's dream.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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64 reviews 64 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Incredibly well preserved, the enthusiasm of volunteers is apparent! Friendly people At ticket counter with excellent advice for other activities.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

self guided tour gives you freedom to explore. there are informative signs everywhere.just wish they would let you climbthe masts or crawl into all those neat nooks and crannies. the video is a little out dated and the museum on the pier is sparse at best but absolutely no complaints about the ship itself. well worth the stop.

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Alvin, Texas
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5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I was fortunate enough to sail on the Elissa years ago and I will never forget how amazing it was. This is a must see for anyone traveling to Galveston! Currently the ship is docked at Pier 21 just behind Fisherman's Wharf Restaurant. Admission is free to GHF members. It is something you have to see in person up close... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We purchased our tickets and walked around their museum, watched a short video detailing the Elissa's past and then boarded the Elissa. This was a very cool and interesting exhibit. I strongly recommend watching the film prior to boarding. The people of Galveston have done a wonderful job of restoring this 100+ year old ship. Definitely recommend it.

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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48 reviews 48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

These craftsman have spent hours laboring to restore this vessel, what an interesting site. The attention to detail and the quality of the work was a treasure. Probably not as interesting for young children, but there are a lot of nooks and crannies to explore. The restaurants around the ship and the waterfront area is a nice walk around.

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Houston, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This is such a beautiful ship with TONS of information inside. When you visit the Elissa you can also visit the museum inside AND get a dolphin tour, all for a great price. Discounted if you do all three! I totally suggest doing all three as its a wealth of knowledge and a lot of fun. The tour is great,... More 

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