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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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Awesome Ship from the Past

There is a film to watch and then you can board the ship and see it in its entirety. The ship has been refurbished by many volunteers over the years. Notice I said "Volunteers... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Sandra P
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Houston

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There is a film to watch and then you can board the ship and see it in its entirety. The ship has been refurbished by many volunteers over the years. Notice I said "Volunteers." They all need to be thanked for the tremendous work they did to save this awesome relic of the past.

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Thank Sandra P
Denton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We loved this Ship and the museum. It was super cool! It was about to rain when we first got there so they recommended we tour the ship first, instead of the usual movie then ship. The ship was pretty neat to see. The sleeping quarters and kitchen area. So cool! Lots of history on that boat! I love that... More 

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Galveston Island, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Tall ship Elissa has had many lives from being a freighter in the 1800's to a smuggler's vessel and for the past 35 years a magnificently restored sailing ship that travels the seas of Galveston and Gulf on Mexico. Visitors may see how the galley prepared food, sailors slept and the ships officers quarters were furnished. The ship's store... More 

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Thank 541Jerry
Galveston Island, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A beautiful Tall Ship, restored and immaculately kept by volunteers who's love of this ship is what keeps her real and viable ! Still sails on regular voyages! I've officiated weddings on-board and have two coming up in the Spring of 2017!! It's magical and I always feel transported back to a time when hundreds of boats and ships plied... More 

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Thank Streak333
Spring, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were fascinated by the story of the Elissa, and her journey to where she is docked today, in Galveston. We were especially interested in going down below and seeing the quarters of the crew!

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Thank Katehunni
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Elissa was a good surprise tied in with the Seaport Museum. The ship has been meticulously restored and you are able to go through the ship from top to bottom, front to back. I would not recommend the Elissa to those that are not able bodied as there are multiple steep stairwells and port doors.

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Thank Jason W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautifully restored historical sailing vessel. I was amazed at how much work it took to keep it sail worthy. Fascinating! Great photography opportunity! Worth a visit.

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Thank Lisa B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We looked at Elissa, and took the boat tour. It was so great!!! My sons (7&3) had a blast searching for dolphins and seeing the ships waiting to come into port. Our tour guid was so hilarious!

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Thank Jcgutowski
Burnet, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice self guided tour of the tall ship Elissa and the museum. Want to know what it was like to travel the seas in 1877? This ship is from that time and still operates. 14 crew handled this ship when it was out to see. This would be a good tour for all ages although strollers wouldn't get around well.... More 

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Houston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting view of a authentic not a replica tall ship. This ship is beautifully preserved after being rescued from decay. You can tour the ship and also the living quarters of the sailors that lived, sailed and worked on this ship.

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