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Review of 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA

1877 Tall Ship ELISSA
Ranked #6 of 100 things to do in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence
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Manitoba, Canada
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106 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Great”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014 via mobile

Really fun tour. I have little ones and they enjoyed the ship. The audio was the best part. Still a beautiful ship after all these years

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“Very interesting, good audio tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

This tour takes about an hour and involves standing at different stations around the ship Elissa, I found the tour very interesting and informative. The stories of the captain and crew made it easy to imagine what it was like to sail on the ship

Visited June 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Very informative!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed the tour of the ship. Be sure and get the audio handset included with the entrance fee. It gives you so much more information and history than just the displays on the ship. Read the displays too though because a lot of the displays tell things that the audio tour doesn't.

The museum is small but interesting (and included in the reasonable cost), and if your ancestors entered the US via Galveston, you can do a computer search of the records if all those who entered here.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

This ship is huge. Super interesting. Able to walk around on and go down below deck. Get your picture taken behind the ships
wheel.

Visited June 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Interesting tour”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

This tour consist of the museum inside of the building and the ship. The inside tour is not worth much at all. Very little to see and not very interesting. They should have had more information on the immigration into the Galveston area to make this section more interesting. The self guided tour of the ship was very good. I think a lot more can be done to make this a much better tour, but the money goes to support maintain the ship, so it was worth it. I would only recommended this to someone who really enjoys ships and history of sea travel.

Visited June 2014
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