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Texas Seaport Museum

Pier 21, Number 8, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
409-763-1877
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Ranked #27 of 47 attractions in Galveston
Type: Specialty Museums
Description: This museum details the history of Galveston Island and features a newly restored ship that was originally built in 1877.
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Louisiana
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

While there isn't very much to see here, I would still say it is worth a look because when you purchase a ticket to tour the Elissa, you get the museum included in the price of $10.00.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

There is also a separate review for the tall-ship Elissa which is moored here. Really they are one in the same and the reviews should probably be merged. Elissa is well on the way to being under sail again but the interpretive signage could use some help. The museum details the restoration of the Elissa quite well and shrimping along... More

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Montgomery, Texas
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166 reviews 166 reviews
36 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

As part of an extended family post-Thanksgiving weekend in Galveston, we stopped at the Texas Seaport Museum. Our kids and grandkids all toured the Elissa, a tall sailing ship moored there. They toured below decks, walked the decks and turned the huge steering wheel. They all had a great time. My wife and I had been on the Elissa before... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We very much enjoyed our visit to the Texas Seaport Museum. We "did" the museum, the Elissa, the Pier 21 movie theater to see a film about the 1900 hurricane, and the harbor tour, and learned a lot about the history of Galveston and sailing. The museum is small, but the Elissa is lovely (even when undergoing restoration, which is... More

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Sasakwa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Tour the Ellisa, its worth it. Very interesting and different. How many times do you get to be on a 3 masted ship? Kids loved it.

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Austin, Texas
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21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

This didn't take all that long, even when done in conjunction with the Elissa tour, and the Great Storm film. It's pretty educational, and it has appeal for fans of sailing and the tall ships. This so inexpensive, one can't help but get their money's worth.

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Marshall, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

The museum was okay but small. The ship was being remodeled so could not go on lower decks. Made it not as great as hoped. But still was fun to go.

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Marble Falls, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

A little chilly but we brought sweaters. Was the highlight of our trip riding around Galveston Bay. The Captain was very entertaining and we learned some history about the great immigration to Galveston which is a part of our family history.

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kansas city
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

This is an excellent place to visit while in Galveston!!!! For pocket change you get: tons of maritime history. You can actually see what is going into the restoration of Elissa, meet the volu nteers who take care of her year-round, and even sign up to volunteer if you like..

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Killeen, TX
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

We toured the museum while waiting for the harbor tour. A brief film was shown giving the histiry if the museum,. Although the museum itself covers two floors it's rather small with a limited amount of artifacts and a history of the 1877 Tall Ship Elysse. Interesting, but would have enjoyed it more if there was more to see.

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