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1877 Tall Ship ELISSA

Texas Seaport Museum, Pier 21, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
+1 409-763-1877
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It is a great bit of history. It's located right off of the strand and next to several nice... read more

Reviewed June 23, 2016
Allen, Texas

This was a very interesting museum and ship. Gift shop staff were very friendly and the ship was... read more

Reviewed June 22, 2016
Jefferson City, Missouri
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Texas Seaport Museum, Pier 21, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
+1 409-763-1877

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Reviewed June 23, 2016

It is a great bit of history. It's located right off of the strand and next to several nice restaurants and bars. Worth the visit.

Thank DocHollywood44
Reviewed June 22, 2016

This was a very interesting museum and ship. Gift shop staff were very friendly and the ship was amazing. Definitely a must-see!

Thank dhartley7411
Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed being able to move through at own pace. Very hot day and though we went at 9:30 they had fans going down below to make it bearable. The movie, tapes and signs throughout gave great info. Amazing how small the captains cabin, crew...More

Thank dee562015
Reviewed June 18, 2016

As a former Navy Corpsman, I was excited to board this old ship, and it gave me chills to know how long this ship had been in service. How wonderful the effort that went into restoring her! The video before exploring the ship is crucial...More

Thank ciera1love
Reviewed June 16, 2016

The video shown before boarding the ship was very informative and the ship itself exciting to know that it is sea worthy was even more interesting exploring this ship..

Thank jimpufahl
Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

We did a family outing for our son's 4th birthday. He loved exploring the ship and the museum was just the right size. It's not so big that kids lose interest. A very fun, well cared for piece of history. We did the harbor tour,...More

Thank JCAJCrew
Reviewed June 11, 2016

We went on the Elissa with our Girl Scout troop and had a great time. This 1877 tall ship is amazing!

Thank JBE12345
Reviewed June 10, 2016

You don't see boats like this often. They take great pride in their ship and its fun to learn about how life on this ship was.

Thank 86christinh
Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

The three masted sailing ship ELISSA was built in Scotland in 1877 and sailed the seas for years as a cargo ship. It was restored and has been at anchor in Galveston for years. The ELISSA participated in the "Parade of Tall Ships" in 1986....More

Thank DDay1959
Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Great museum with indoor and outdoor areas. Staff and volunteers are very friendly and full of knowledge

Thank Obed G
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July 25, 2017|
Response from Kerry C | Reviewed this property |
$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 Cindy E | Reviewed this property |
Maybe the top deck, but no, not to most spots. Tight spaces and stairs.
Nancy R
March 7, 2017|
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Response from Kay W | Reviewed this property |
Allowed yes, practical-no. There are stairs to climb down & up as well as narrow spaces. The stroller would be okay on the deck only.