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Tall Ship Elissa & Texas Seaport Museum

Interesting seaport museum with the history of Galveston followed by a self-guided tour of the Tall... read more

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We often eat at the Fisherman's Wharf overlooking the Elissa and love watching volunteers paint... read more

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Reviewed yesterday

Interesting seaport museum with the history of Galveston followed by a self-guided tour of the Tall Ship Elissa. Well worth visiting while in Galveston. It was too cool to take the dolphin watching tour from this location, but if the weather is good, I would...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank nanhbh
Reviewed yesterday

We often eat at the Fisherman's Wharf overlooking the Elissa and love watching volunteers paint, scrape or risk their lives high above on ropes. The Elissa is a wonderful tall ship that is maintained mostly by volunteers who then have the pleasure of getting to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

Imagine about our ancestors came to America , you can check your last name but takes forever to check each year to find your ancestors. Very interesting about the ship, how they live there. Worth to go and learn ...

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank marbuettner
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is really a must-do activity if you're in the area. The 3rd oldest still-sailing tall ship in the world, the Elissa is a meticulously-maintained relic of antiquity that you can walk through, look at, touch, and nearly talk to the ghosts of the past...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank PandM2011
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stood and watched the crew hang a yard at the top of the Main Mast. They were Six very brave young sailors.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ripmiata414
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The museum tells the story of Galveston's early years and of the finding and restoring the tall ship Elissa. Definitely the place to start. From there you should continue to explore the tall ship restored to how she was when she was a regular sailing...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank RM-MN
Reviewed February 13, 2019 via mobile

Parking is Ridiculous, $4 a hour! If u eat in one of the three restaurants they give u 3 hrs free BUT food is expensive. Museum was not worth walking into, ship was great. We did combine w boat tour. Parking made it not worth...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Claudettetravels
Reviewed January 31, 2019

My wife and are sailors so this was a must see for us. We've been aboard many tall ships, but this one ranks near the top of the list of survivors. We were in Galveston off season and had the vessel mostly to ourselves. This...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Bill D
Reviewed January 20, 2019

I have been coming here for many years, I love old ships and this one is so beautifully restored. It actually goes out for sailing trips but you have to be one of the volunteers to go on it for that. Otherwise you can just...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Chrisinkingwood2
Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

Watch the video before going on board and be sure to take the harbor tour while there. Package deal and the captain was amazing and we seen lots of dolphins too. Don’t miss

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Renita E
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March 10, 2019|
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Response from Renita E | Reviewed this property |
My son is 12 and this was his favorite part of our 2 week trip. It is a cool place to explore at your own speed.
June 7, 2018|
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Response from Chuck H | Reviewed this property |
I doubt that animals, other than service animals, are allowed. The ship is really not conducive to animals. I recommend getting the seaport package that allows you tobtpur the museum and ship, as well as take the harbor tour.
July 25, 2017|
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$12 charge to Adults, $9 to those 6-18, 5 and younger are not charged a fee. This is slightly higher than other similar spots around the Island, but is such an iconic Galveston tradition.