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Texas Seaport Museum

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Address: Pier 21, Number 8, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
Phone Number: 409-763-1877
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This museum details the history of Galveston Island and features a newly...

This museum details the history of Galveston Island and features a newly restored ship that was originally built in 1877.

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Nice, but small

This was a nice museum, and a nice way to spend some time if you don't have a lot of time to spend. It covers the history of the Port of Galveston, as well as the history of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Mike S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We bought the museum visit along with the dolphin tour. It was a lot of fun, our kids really enjoyed it! The museum has a cool gift shop as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a nice museum, and a nice way to spend some time if you don't have a lot of time to spend. It covers the history of the Port of Galveston, as well as the history of the Navy of the Republic of Texas. However, there is not very much there to see, and this would be something that... More 

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Crestwood, Kentucky
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my family on a 2-week driving tour of Texas....on Sunday, July 3rd, we headed down to Galveston for the day. We got to the Pier 21 area, and planned on just wandering around the area, seeing the sights. We had planned on seeing the Texas Seaport Museum and headed there first, intending to take their boat tour of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Had dinner at a restaurant here - Olympia - Has some nice things to take pictures of. Nice view from restaurant while eating.

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McKinney, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in this museum as we were interested in learning about Galveston's early history as one of the busiest seaports in the 1800's. There were some exhibits highlighting the cotton trade. Upstairs was an exhibit about the Texas Navy when it was an independent country and during the War of Northern Aggression. The sailing ship, ELISSA is located here... More 

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Richmond, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

This is a place that is part of the Elissa and harbor tour if wanted. A lot of information that coincides with the Elissa ship. Even has a place to search for ancestors who might have immigrated through Galveston.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

The "full" ticket to the Seaport Museum is $20 and includes the museum, a ticket to see the Tall Ship Elissa and a 60-70 minute tour of the bay in a boat. As a whole, it is worth it. However, I could not recommend paying for just the museum itself. The displays were very sparse, and simply were not worth... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

This is one of the World's "Tall Ships" and if you can catch her in port, it is definitely worth the tour. Learn how she was restored and how she sails all over the World for gatherings of the "Tall Ships". Truly an interesting experience to see how Mariners work and live.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Operated by the Galveston Historical Foundation. Displays of artifacts of Gulf sailing history from early 1800s, some earlier. Nearby is the 3-masted iron-hulled barc Elissa which is available for self-guided audio tours. The ship does go sailing, but not available for tourists.

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Thank mikie726
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

The tall ship Elissa is a great place to inspire the kids and old sailors the great care of the ship hands and the beautiful rigging and sails

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