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“Living history”

Texas Seaport Museum
Ranked #27 of 101 things to do in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This museum details the history of Galveston Island and features a newly restored ship that was originally built in 1877.
Galveston, Texas
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52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Living history”
Reviewed March 8, 2012

The tall ship Elissa is worth the trip. its a piece of living history. The rest of the museum is good but the Elissa is a gem. The kids will love it.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Cool history stuff!”
Reviewed February 6, 2012

This was a fun stop for the family that didn't cost an arm and a leg. The museum admission includes a self guided tour of the tall ship ELISSA. This was perfect for our family. We only had a couple hours to spare and this fit the bill.

Visited January 2012
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Fullerton, California
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721 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 322 helpful votes
“Nice little museum!”
Reviewed December 12, 2011

We were down here for our cruise and Dickens on The Strand and were given free admission to the museum and the tall ship Elisa. Lots of history and had special meaning for me as my Great Grandmother came to this Country via Galveston!

Visited December 2011
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Lakeville, Minnesota
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637 reviews
131 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
“The Elissia is great for any tall ship lover”
Reviewed October 29, 2011

They was a high point of the trip for me..I love Tall ships have sailed on windjammers a fet times ..seeing her as she is today after seeing the film of how they found her in greece lets you know that people do care and are trying hard to keep the past alive. the fact that she's a "living" boat & sails at least once a year makes it all the better! The rests of the exibits were Ok ..told a lot about how the shrimping started & such Well worth the $8 when you consider the upkeeps of a tall ship like this one. We also watched a Pod of dolphins play & feed just off her stern..added bonus to the experience.

Visited October 2011
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Livingston, Texas
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Probably the single most significant historical repository on the Texas Gulf Coast”
Reviewed October 24, 2011

Toured the Ellisa..... FABULOUS!!! There were crew volunteers undergoing training while we were there, regular maintenance was being conducted and despite the fumes of paint and petroleum aerosols we enjoyed the below decks look at the living and working spaces of the crew and officers.
The Museum... What a Great little space! The history of the Ellisa was showing that Saturday and it was about 20 minutes long and moves at a pleasurable pace! The exhibits of the museum are worthy of the time taken to visit! I thoroughly enjoyed myself! My wife enjoyed the Museum as well!
The Harbor Tour that leaves out of the Seaport Museum is Really enjoyable for about an hours worth of time on the water! We had a Blast!!!

Would we do it again.... Yep! Plan to do it again next year!

Visited October 2011
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