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1877 Tall Ship ELISSA

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Address: Texas Seaport Museum, Pier 21, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
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What a great way to enjoy a sunny day!

Oh my gosh! What a wonderful place! So awesome to see this ship...coming back to life through volunteers...and the tour boat...go! It is worth the price to go on the tour boat and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Doris M
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Rego Park

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Rego Park
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Oh my gosh! What a wonderful place! So awesome to see this ship...coming back to life through volunteers...and the tour boat...go! It is worth the price to go on the tour boat and get some local history of the harbor! See the short video and go on the ELISSA! It is a cool 'living' museum!

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Thank Doris M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited today and realized we got a super bonus. We started out watching the movie in the museum first. It was well worth it because you can really appreciate the labor of love for this ship. The volunteers have not only restored the boat to its former glory but they continue to keep it in sailing shape. The volunteers... More 

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USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband was so excited when we finally got a day to tour the Elissa. We both became kids again while we toured the beautiful ship. She is a beauty and a must see when in Galveston.

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice to her showing 1800 tall sail ship anchor here in Galveston Bay allowing you to go out into and see what life was like I want to be sailing ships which applied the water is up and down the coast and different parts of the world

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West Kootenay
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always love visiting old ships and this was no disappointment. When you buy a ticket to the museum, you can tour this ship. It was very quiet so we were the only takers. Very interesting, but no guides to tell you anything - lots of big signage to read. There was a large display about sea shanties - how... More 

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Thank Lana R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

This was a fun stop. The ship was beautiful and well preserved. Easily accessible with a one year old. Great views of the bay as well.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Beautiful location. The location is perfect for 50 or so guests for wedding reception. The staff was very attentive.

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Rockwall, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

locals and doing all the repairs and maintenance. You admission price goes to restoration fund. definitely want to go if you are in Galveston

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Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

We toured the Elissa and enjoyed it. We chose to read the signs rather than listen to the audio tour. The short movie about the rehab process of the Elissa was well worth the time. I truly appreciated the ability to leave and return the same day to spend more time in the museum.

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Thank Kay W
Alton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Don't miss this great restored tall ship when you visit Galveston. It was amazing to see the 7 miles of rigging and to know it actually sails a few times per year. The volunteer hours of labor were apparent in this beautiful restoration.

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