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1877 Tall Ship ELISSA

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Address: Texas Seaport Museum, Pier 21, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
Phone Number: +1 409-763-1877
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If you like boats you'll love this!

An amazing restoration of a ship that traveled the world under sail. We did the self guided audio tour and found it to be a fascinating trip back in time. Really enjoyed the visit.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
1961Charles
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

An amazing restoration of a ship that traveled the world under sail. We did the self guided audio tour and found it to be a fascinating trip back in time. Really enjoyed the visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Highlights: For parking, you should park in the paying parking lot in front of the Fisherman's Warf restaurant and then get your ticket validated at the restaurant; just walk in and ask them, there were pretty nice. The walk from there is about 2 minutes. Once aboard, you will be taken back to the life back when the ship was... More 

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed touring the old ship. It really takes you back in time and was very educational. She has been beautifully preserved.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited early in morning, very pleasant. Hubby unable to maneuver the ship, but I did ! It was interesting! Never been on Tall Ship. Quarters seemed so small. Men must have been small & thin !! It is really kept up well. The movie is a must, so you can know its history. Enjoyed it !😍

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I walked around the ship while waiting for a harbor tour and thought it was somewhat interesting, but if I'd sat through the documentary first I would have appreciated it much more. Wow. Oldest tall-masted ship still sailing! Great story of the efforts to save it from destruction and then a gigantic volunteer community coming together to use their skills... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There arn't a lot of restored sailing ships around, much less one from the late 1800's. She has a steel hull and an auxiliary motor, which is why she survived long enough to be restored. One can tour the complete vessel from the foward crews quarters to the aft captains cabin. The ship has been restored to operational condition and... More 

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Arcadia, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Enjoyed walking through tight places inside the ship. The movie theater needs a fan, because the air was very stale.

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Altus, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This was a pretty nifty inside museum and movie and visit on the boat. It was pretty straightforward - it's a self-tour and you walk around the boat. If you've toured a ship before, you're not missing anything but for everyone else, it's pretty cool. I think I mostly enjoyed watching the movie on the restoration of the ship.

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Paducah, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Not many old ships let in the world, glad the City of Galveston saved this one from the scrap yard. Very interesting to see the inner workings of a tall ship. Definitely a must see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

The museum and ship are a must see. It is very unique and a great piece of American history. This is a great tour for all age groups. There is some stairs and climbing. Takes about an hour to see everything.

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