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Texas Seaport Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Don't miss the harbor tour!

The Texas Seaport Museum includes a small museum, the Elissa ship, and a one hour harbor tour. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
SRW_TX
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Richardson, Texas
Informative and fun boat tour

You purchase tickets for the seaport boat tour at the Seaport museum gift shop. Pier 22. Boat has... read more

Reviewed June 5, 2019
Go_Ask_Eddie
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Chicago, Illinois
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This museum details the history of Galveston Island and features a newly restored ship that was originally built in 1877.
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Pier 21, Number 8, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is not a replica, but a retored original sailing vessel. Every year a real crew with real captains takes the ship into the gulf for Sea Trials. If you have ever wanted to find out more about life at sea on a tall ship...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped at the Texas Seaport Museum and wasn’t impressed. I thought there would be more to the museum, but there was only a free exhibits and a computer to look up ancestors that came through Texas, left feeling ripped off.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank WildHaireHiking
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Look in Texas on my life and I found out so much information I never knew. It’s an hour long but every minute is packed and you won’t believe it is over when you’re done. Funny informative and lots of photo ops.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank wbwooly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Texas Seaport Museum includes a small museum, the Elissa ship, and a one hour harbor tour. The museum is small but engaging as it covers immigration through Galveston and the second floor features the beginnings of the Texas navy. The Elissa tall ship is...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank SRW_TX
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent historical story and so fun to be on the water. Always fun to see one of the tall ships. Lots to see nearby.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank ShouldBeAtTheBeach
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed taking a tour of the Galveston harbor. Ryan and Brian were fun, efficient, and knowledgeable. It's an economical, interesting tour that everyone can enjoy.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I thought the combo ticket for the museum, the audio tour of the Elissa, and the informative and entertaining harbor cruise was a great value. Staff at ticketing were helpful and informative. Be aware that parking may set you back $20.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Flaco_Risco
Reviewed June 8, 2019 via mobile

We enjoyed our tour of the ELISSA as well as our harbor tour with Captain Brian. He was informative and entertaining. Quite a bargain to be able to do both, and the museum for only $10.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Dennis M
Reviewed June 5, 2019 via mobile

You purchase tickets for the seaport boat tour at the Seaport museum gift shop. Pier 22. Boat has plenty of seats in the shade on the lower deck. Guide was very entertaining and informative. He made the tour interactive and answered all questions. You go...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Go_Ask_Eddie
Reviewed June 2, 2019

I think this was one of the most favorite things we did on our trip to Galveston. Brian & Ryan were very entertaining guides and we learned so much about the Galveston Harbor. It was great fun!

Date of experience: May 2019
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Andrea J
April 2, 2017|
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Response from Peter A | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is. The parking lots were $8 for up to 2 hrs ( I think). There were also parking meters. We didn't use either. We parked where it was free & walked about 6 or 7 blocks. No one said anything about validating... More
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July 29, 2016|
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Response from Martha L | Reviewed this property |
You buy the tickets at the entrance. Just make sure you check out the attraction tour times which you may find on the official visit Galveston site.
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