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1877 Tall Ship ELISSA

Texas Seaport Museum, Pier 21, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
+1 409-763-1877
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Rare, national treasure -- literally

Like the name indicates, ELISSA was built in 1877. This is no replica! She's for real! They keep... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2016
Galveston Island, Texas
She's beautiful!

Have visited many times and will go again. Interesting and well maintained. Get the history book... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2016
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Texas Seaport Museum, Pier 21, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
+1 409-763-1877

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Reviewed 25 July 2016

Like the name indicates, ELISSA was built in 1877. This is no replica! She's for real! They keep her ship-shape, and allow self-guided tours through nearly all the areas. She is one of only a few tall ships left in the world, and is listed...More

Thank joekyra
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Have visited many times and will go again. Interesting and well maintained. Get the history book on the Elissa.

Thank Tutu1973
Reviewed 24 July 2016

We really enjoyed the Texas Seaport Museum. The museum itself is small but has an interesting film playing and a display of items relating to Galveston's early and bustling days as a major port. The highlights are the tall ship Elissa which is moored at...More

Thank DogJudge
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Our grandsons loved touring the Elissa when they were tots. It's amazing to think how much traveling was done in such delicate vessels.

Thank Molly M
Reviewed 14 July 2016

The Tall Ship Elissa is part of the Seaport Museum, so you get to walk through the museum and then for a nominal fee board the Elissa. It is one of America's Tall Ship jewel. It is a working vessel and you will watch deck...More

Thank pizzauomo
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Don't forget to check out the short movie in the museum that gives you the background on the ship . Well worth it!

Thank rickkcir
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Not a big museum, but had lots of Galveston and Texas history. The ship is neat and restored beautifully.

Thank Kendra M
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

I appreciate the huge amount of time and money it takes to maintain this historic treasure. My son enjoyed the hands on exhibits. It is one thing to tell someone about history it is another to show them.

Thank JPofKC
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Awesome!!!!! Our kids loved touring this. We enjoyed looking at the woodwork and seeing a different way of sailing. There was also a tour group ahead of us and we enjoyed listening in on the information the guide was giving them.

Thank chernron
Reviewed 29 June 2016

It was pretty hot the day we went through this ship so we sort of hurried through it. It gave us a feel for what it was like to be aboard this vessel.

Thank Susan D
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26 July 2017|
Response from Kerry C | Reviewed this property |
$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.
Nancy R
7 March 2017|
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Response from Jim W | Reviewed this property |
This is a tall ship technically but it is very small. About there size of ships Columbus sailed. 2 sets of stairs or more like ladders. It is worth the tour which can be done in 15 minutes.,