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Beautifully preserved sailing ship

I have been coming here for many years, I love old ships and this one is so beautifully restored... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Chris S
Houston, Texas
Very cool history

Watch the video before going on board and be sure to take the harbor tour while there. Package deal... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Renita E
Luverne, Minnesota, United States
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Texas Seaport Museum, Pier 21, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
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Reviewed yesterday

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
Thank Chris S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
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
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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
Thank Arline1109
Reviewed 23 November 2018

Neat for those who like history. Museum is interesting. Fun to visit and walk around. Parking nearby is a pain and almost make it worth not visiting. The gift shop is cute.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank AquaDogTX
Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile

My family was very excited to come see this ship today but it was locked up. No indication they were closed today outside or online and they didn’t answer the phone they had posted outside. We were all disappointed. The website says it’s closed Thanksgiving...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Destination16251
Reviewed 30 October 2018

For the most part you can see just about the whole exterior of the ship without paying. Paying for the tour got you below decks, but wasn't all that. Paying also got you access to the museum, but that wasn't all that either. Most of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank djohns
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Found this very interesting. We visited the top floor of the museum first which housed a history of the Texas Navy. Then downstairs is a history of Galveston as a n immigration port. Lots of interesting facts her. Then into the theatre for a video...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Dawn W
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Walk on board of the Elissa and step back in time! This beautiful old ship is one of 3 of the oldest masted ships in use in the world. You can do your own walking tour, or, if you are lucky enough, you might be...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank LEMMAR1968
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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.
Tammy S
19 June 2017|
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Response from 734cindye | Reviewed this property |
Maybe the top deck, but no, not to most spots. Tight spaces and stairs.