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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
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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Lots of history and a good place to cool off!

The Texas Seaport Museum features a great deal of history. A brief 20 minute video discusses the importance of Galveston in trade routes of the late 19th and early 20th century... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Denton, Texas
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a blast on this. We did the combo and toured the ship, museum, and harbor tour to see dolphins. It was great! The captain on the tour was wonderful! We really enjoyed it and would definitely recommend for families!

Thank StephOlson0823
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Texas Seaport Museum features a great deal of history. A brief 20 minute video discusses the importance of Galveston in trade routes of the late 19th and early 20th century. It is a bit expensive but I believe it is worth it. The Elissa is an 1877 sail ship that you can tour with admission to the museum. A... More 

Thank Jason W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Texas Seaport Museum in itself is a disappointment. There is great history there about the hurricane and the ship, but it's just....there. I think the museum use to be spectacular, but lost most of its items in a hurricane, so this is what remains. Knowing the details brings understanding of the sparseness of the museum. Having said that, it... More 

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Wells, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great shop with wonderful book selection. A chance to see an historic boat without going out on the water for those that are seasick.

Thank rt66mermaid
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 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.

Thank Martha L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

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 July 9, 2016

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 

Thank Michael M
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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.

Thank Linda L
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.

Thank doc10261881

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