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Educational and Fun

We wondered why we never did this! Glad to learn more about the historical significance of the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Suzanne G
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A Look @ the Tall Ship & Museum

Tour the Elissa But skip the boat / dolphin ride. You can see dolphins free by stading on the pier... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Austin, Texas
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Texas Seaport Museum, Pier 21, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We wondered why we never did this! Glad to learn more about the historical significance of the ship, interesting movie. Definitely take the boat! There is more to the trip than dolphins, but you see a bunch!

Thank Suzanne G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tour the Elissa But skip the boat / dolphin ride. You can see dolphins free by stading on the pier as the boats are leaving. The museum is free & a great way to learn about Galveston.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We purchased a package deal to see the movie (20 minutes or so) Told you about the history of the Elissa and the current crew. The package included a boat ride round the harbor. Out guides were funny and informative. They knew a lot about...More

2  Thank 748wayneb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is Galveston's example of a tall ship. There is a crew onboard to answer questions while they are working around the ship. Very interesting example of what old sailing ships were like and the conditions aboard.

1  Thank bellotglenn
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Terribly done inside. Most of sailboat blocked off. Don't waste your time or 12.00 plus parking. So far Galveston has been a huge disappointment. Dirty run down town.

Thank Lesley C
Reviewed 7 August 2018

We toured with a group of kids. They loved it. The adults were ready for lunch and the kids wanted to stay.

Thank Patsy N
Reviewed 6 August 2018

The grandboys took me up and down this great sailing ship - it was a wonderful experience, and since they love to read EVERYTHING, it was a very thorough trip, also. I only wish I could post some of our photos.

Thank Treena R
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We toured the Elissa after we walked through the museum and watched the film to learn the background and history on the ship. I recommend everyone to watch the movie first before walking through the Elissa just to gain some knowledge on what you’ll see....More

Thank smtietge
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Beautiful ship in a fun area of the island. Easy to find, good resturants, a museum, and fun shops all in one place.

Thank Romines612
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Took our grandkids to see the old ship and show them how sailer work and live on the old ship the enjoy it

Thank billypolege
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Tausha B
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 Cindy E | Reviewed this property |
Maybe the top deck, but no, not to most spots. Tight spaces and stairs.