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The Weight of History Still Floats

This is really a must-do activity if you're in the area. The 3rd oldest still-sailing tall ship in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Wonderful old ship

Stood and watched the crew hang a yard at the top of the Main Mast. They were Six very brave young... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Texas Seaport Museum, Pier 21, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is really a must-do activity if you're in the area. The 3rd oldest still-sailing tall ship in the world, the Elissa is a meticulously-maintained relic of antiquity that you can walk through, look at, touch, and nearly talk to the ghosts of the past...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stood and watched the crew hang a yard at the top of the Main Mast. They were Six very brave young sailors.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ripmiata414
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum tells the story of Galveston's early years and of the finding and restoring the tall ship Elissa. Definitely the place to start. From there you should continue to explore the tall ship restored to how she was when she was a regular sailing...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank RM-MN
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Parking is Ridiculous, $4 a hour! If u eat in one of the three restaurants they give u 3 hrs free BUT food is expensive. Museum was not worth walking into, ship was great. We did combine w boat tour. Parking made it not worth...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Claudettetravels
Reviewed 31 January 2019

My wife and are sailors so this was a must see for us. We've been aboard many tall ships, but this one ranks near the top of the list of survivors. We were in Galveston off season and had the vessel mostly to ourselves. This...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Bill D
Reviewed 20 January 2019

I have been coming here for many years, I love old ships and this one is so beautifully restored. It actually goes out for sailing trips but you have to be one of the volunteers to go on it for that. Otherwise you can just...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Chrisinkingwood2
Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

Watch the video before going on board and be sure to take the harbor tour while there. Package deal and the captain was amazing and we seen lots of dolphins too. Don’t miss

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Renita E
Reviewed 12 December 2018

We toured the Tall Ship while in the Strand. It was a wonderful experience. The movie was very explanatory. A Must See.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Emma S
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Take time to watch the video in the ticket shop/museum first. It is impressive that this ship is still seaworthy. It is beautifully maintained and interesting to see how life on a tall ship might have been. We were in a bit of a hurry...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank G7489XBjanetk
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

We had a very nice tour of this restored old sailing vessel. The restoration effort by many people made this lesson in history possible. The attention to detail including the bunks where the crew slept as well as the galley, the captains quarters and the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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10 March 2019|
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Response from Renita E | Reviewed this property |
My son is 12 and this was his favorite part of our 2 week trip. It is a cool place to explore at your own speed.
7 June 2018|
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Response from Chuck H | Reviewed this property |
I doubt that animals, other than service animals, are allowed. The ship is really not conducive to animals. I recommend getting the seaport package that allows you tobtpur the museum and ship, as well as take the harbor tour.
26 July 2017|
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$12 charge to Adults, $9 to those 6-18, 5 and younger are not charged a fee. This is slightly higher than other similar spots around the Island, but is such an iconic Galveston tradition.