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Texas Seaport Museum

Open 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 July 3, 2019
SRW_TX
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Richardson, Texas
Harbor Tour

Brian was the best tour guide! He was informative, interesting and funny. I highly recommend taking... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
tinal504
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Hammond, Louisiana
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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 3 days ago via mobile

Brian was the best tour guide! He was informative, interesting and funny. I highly recommend taking the hour harbor tour.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank tinal504
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My kids and I had a quick trip on the weekend to Galveston and went to the Seaport Museum, which was really nice. We stopped into the gift shop and took an hour long tour of the harbor, where I learned about the history of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent part of our vacation on the harbor tour and visiting the Elissa. Brian and Ryne are excellent on the harbor tour, and we had an absolute blast with them. They’re so knowledgeable and entertaining as well. I highly recommend taking the harbor tour...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent Galveston history harbor tour and well worth the cost; very affordable. Dolphins and shipwrecks, plus working history of the harbor. Tour guide Brian was sharp, knowledgeable and funny. Nice ladies in the gift shop too! Proceeds benefit Historic Galveston Foundation.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Amy M
Reviewed July 15, 2019

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 July 9, 2019 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
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Reviewed July 5, 2019 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 July 3, 2019

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 June 24, 2019

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 June 23, 2019

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
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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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