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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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Spent some time there with my grand babies. We all enjoyed this. Very interesting History. Kind of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Linda M
Vidor, Texas
Great Trip!

Took the tour with my family. Loved it! It was like taking a step back in time. The ship is in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DonnaDonna W
Branson, Missouri
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Texas Seaport Museum, Pier 21, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
+1 409-763-1877

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Reviewed yesterday

Spent some time there with my grand babies. We all enjoyed this. Very interesting History. Kind of hot on the ship, but made it OK. Just needed water when we got off, and they have everything you need.

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the tour with my family. Loved it! It was like taking a step back in time. The ship is in excellent condition and such a treasure.

Thank DonnaDonna W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were originally just going to see the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA (pretty ship), but sprung for the museum and harbor tour, too. Do it!! It came with a discount when you bought both making the ship entry, museum, and harbor tour only $20 for...More

1  Thank michael c
Reviewed 1 week ago

Open on 4th of July - it was cool to see a piece of History! The price includes the museum along with getting on the ship and getting to see all what was used in 1877. Highly recommend!

Thank Brenda A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I thought this was fun to look at and explore. It is kind of pricey for getting to explore this ship compared to us going to SeaWolf park and exploring those ships. It was good to do this once, but I would not pay to...More

Thank kolpcar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My 4 year old grandson had a ball on the ship. It was hot and I thought he would think it was boring but he loved it, played on it over an hour discovering all the special things on the ship. He could touch everything...More

Thank Heidi W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Elissa gives you a strange feeling when you come aboard, like you feel the souls of all who have hauled the ropes and tasted the sharp salt spray. Calling seabirds add voice to picturesque sunset views. Volunteers have brought Elissa into tip-top restoration to...More

Thank Marilyn G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a cloudy day, so we were looking for things to do besides go to the beach. We tried three times to get tickets online, but it kept saying it was closed. When we went down to The Strand, people were there visiting. We...More

Thank jdconrad73
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The ship was really neat to see. Not only do you get to go on the upper deck, you can explore the lower deck also. They have hand held devices you can take with you to listen about different parts of the ship. We paid...More

Thank S_christenson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of money and love went into this historical restoration. Definitely worth the fee to board. Amazing to know this ancient mariner has traveled the sea numerous times. Take the audio tour (included with entrance fee).which you get in the gift shop.. Be sure to...More

Thank Karen W
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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
8 March 2017|
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Response from Kay W | Reviewed this property |
Allowed yes, practical-no. There are stairs to climb down & up as well as narrow spaces. The stroller would be okay on the deck only.
Neal A
6 August 2016|
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Response from ciera1love | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't. They have a video on the history of the ELISSA.