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Museum, tall ship, bay boat tour combined.

The museum tells the story of Galveston's early years and of the finding and restoring the tall... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bemidji, Minnesota
History done right

My wife and are sailors so this was a must see for us. We've been aboard many tall ships, but this... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bill D
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Texas Seaport Museum, Pier 21, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
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Reviewed 2 days 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 6 days ago 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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed December 12, 2018

We toured the Tall Ship while in the Strand. It was a wonderful experience. The movie was very explanatory. A Must See.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Emma S
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Take time to watch the video in the ticket shop/museum first. It is impressive that this ship is still seaworthy. It is beautifully maintained and interesting to see how life on a tall ship might have been. We were in a bit of a hurry...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

We had a very nice tour of this restored old sailing vessel. The restoration effort by many people made this lesson in history possible. The attention to detail including the bunks where the crew slept as well as the galley, the captains quarters and the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Arline1109
Reviewed November 23, 2018

Neat for those who like history. Museum is interesting. Fun to visit and walk around. Parking nearby is a pain and almost make it worth not visiting. The gift shop is cute.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank AquaDogTX
Reviewed November 20, 2018 via mobile

My family was very excited to come see this ship today but it was locked up. No indication they were closed today outside or online and they didn’t answer the phone they had posted outside. We were all disappointed. The website says it’s closed Thanksgiving...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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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.
Tammy S
June 19, 2017|
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Response from 734cindye | Reviewed this property |
Maybe the top deck, but no, not to most spots. Tight spaces and stairs.