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“Very informative!”

1877 Tall Ship ELISSA
Ranked #5 of 101 things to do in Galveston
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130 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Very informative!”
Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed the tour of the ship. Be sure and get the audio handset included with the entrance fee. It gives you so much more information and history than just the displays on the ship. Read the displays too though because a lot of the displays tell things that the audio tour doesn't.

The museum is small but interesting (and included in the reasonable cost), and if your ancestors entered the US via Galveston, you can do a computer search of the records if all those who entered here.

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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great visit”
Reviewed June 16, 2014

This ship is huge. Super interesting. Able to walk around on and go down below deck. Get your picture taken behind the ships
wheel.

Visited June 2014
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Evans, Ga
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Interesting tour”
Reviewed June 16, 2014

This tour consist of the museum inside of the building and the ship. The inside tour is not worth much at all. Very little to see and not very interesting. They should have had more information on the immigration into the Galveston area to make this section more interesting. The self guided tour of the ship was very good. I think a lot more can be done to make this a much better tour, but the money goes to support maintain the ship, so it was worth it. I would only recommended this to someone who really enjoys ships and history of sea travel.

Visited June 2014
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Austin, Texas
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“She's still beautiful”
Reviewed June 16, 2014

Well maintained and beautiful. A living museum. Not handicapped accessible, however, lots of stairs to climb. Museum inside the building is fair, but the ship is very nice. Also an excellent gift shop.

Visited June 2014
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Houston, Texas
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316 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Tall Expectations Exceeded on Tall Ship”
Reviewed June 8, 2014

Ships of this age and size are very hard to find and harder to be able to board and explore. Although a large ship for its time, you will be very impressed with the very small quarters for crew as well as officers. Marvel at the ropes, masts, sails and woodwork and imagine how these ships kept commerce alive not so long ago.

Visited June 2014
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