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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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Rare, national treasure -- literally

Like the name indicates, ELISSA was built in 1877. This is no replica! She's for real! They keep her ship-shape, and allow self-guided tours through nearly all the areas. She... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
joekyra
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Galveston Island, Texas

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Galveston Island, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Like the name indicates, ELISSA was built in 1877. This is no replica! She's for real! They keep her ship-shape, and allow self-guided tours through nearly all the areas. She is one of only a few tall ships left in the world, and is listed as a national treasure. You owe it to yourself to be able to say that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Have visited many times and will go again. Interesting and well maintained. Get the history book on the Elissa.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed the Texas Seaport Museum. The museum itself is small but has an interesting film playing and a display of items relating to Galveston's early and bustling days as a major port. The highlights are the tall ship Elissa which is moored at the museum and open to visitors and the harbour cruise.

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our grandsons loved touring the Elissa when they were tots. It's amazing to think how much traveling was done in such delicate vessels.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Tall Ship Elissa is part of the Seaport Museum, so you get to walk through the museum and then for a nominal fee board the Elissa. It is one of America's Tall Ship jewel. It is a working vessel and you will watch deck hands work through out your visit. If your child loves ships and the sea they... More 

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Greenville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't forget to check out the short movie in the museum that gives you the background on the ship . Well worth it!

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Sand Springs, OK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a big museum, but had lots of Galveston and Texas history. The ship is neat and restored beautifully.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I appreciate the huge amount of time and money it takes to maintain this historic treasure. My son enjoyed the hands on exhibits. It is one thing to tell someone about history it is another to show them.

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Muldrow, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome!!!!! Our kids loved touring this. We enjoyed looking at the woodwork and seeing a different way of sailing. There was also a tour group ahead of us and we enjoyed listening in on the information the guide was giving them.

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Schellsburg, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was pretty hot the day we went through this ship so we sort of hurried through it. It gave us a feel for what it was like to be aboard this vessel.

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