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Review of 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA

1877 Tall Ship ELISSA
Ranked #6 of 100 things to do in Galveston
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Dallas, Texas
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“Very interesting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2011

We visited for an entire day and I'm glad we picked this for our last activity in Galveston. I loved the feel of the neighborhood, it reminded me of New Orleans and everything is so close to Elissa. We started at the starbucks and walked around a bit looking thru the shops, then we made our way to Elissa and the museum and at the end of the day we ate at the restaurant next door, I can't remember the name but the service was just awesome. Elissa was unlike anything I have ever seen, it's keept in great condition and one can tell that a lot of money has been put in to maintain it. I would recomed it to anyone and if i'm ever in Galveston I will return for sure

Visited July 2011
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“Beautiful historic ship and museum was enjoyable, too”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2011

A great way to spend a beautiful morning in the Galveston Harbor is to explore the Tall Ship Elyssa, and the Texas Seaport Museum.

Too attractions, one ticket price.

Visited May 2011
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“Museum & ship both for one price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2008

The tall ship Elissa is a 3 masted, iron hulled, sailing vessel built in 1877 in Scotland. Throughout it's lifetime the vessel has carried cargo to various ports around the world. At certain times of the year, it gets underway for a trip around Galveston harbor. The price of admission not only allows you to tour around the ship but also see the museum which is located on the pier adjacent to where the Elissa is docked. Imagine walking around the decks of a vessel from the 19th century that is over a century and a quarter old! The vessel is in very good shape for its age and volunteers from the area help to keep it that way. The museum on the pier has photos and items from a bygone era which depicts how life was on board a sailing vessel of that period. It's a great piece of history worth seeing.

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