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Found this very interesting. We visited the top floor of the museum first which housed a history of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dawn W
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We visit Elissa every time we are in Galveston.

Walk on board of the Elissa and step back in time! This beautiful old ship is one of 3 of the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Coweta, Oklahoma
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Texas Seaport Museum, Pier 21, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
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Reviewed today via mobile

My family was very excited to come see this ship today but it was locked up. No indication they were closed today outside or online and they didn’t answer the phone they had posted outside. We were all disappointed. The website says it’s closed Thanksgiving...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For the most part you can see just about the whole exterior of the ship without paying. Paying for the tour got you below decks, but wasn't all that. Paying also got you access to the museum, but that wasn't all that either. Most of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found this very interesting. We visited the top floor of the museum first which housed a history of the Texas Navy. Then downstairs is a history of Galveston as a n immigration port. Lots of interesting facts her. Then into the theatre for a video...More

Thank Dawn W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walk on board of the Elissa and step back in time! This beautiful old ship is one of 3 of the oldest masted ships in use in the world. You can do your own walking tour, or, if you are lucky enough, you might be...More

1  Thank LEMMAR1968
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Love the gift shop they have!! Reasonable prices too... I think to see this ship was 6 dollars to get in, and all money goes to this ship for maintenance and keep it maintained. Really enjoyed the view!!

Thank eunice795
Reviewed 29 September 2018

I loved here.The ship was relatively small.But I learned lots.The ship was used for banana import.I learned how hard it was to bring bananas from Caribbean islands.What a great view from the deck! You will say " Hi" to sea birds! I would rather spend...More

Thank MarkT4358
Reviewed 28 September 2018

The Elissa is an awesome tall ship not far from the Strand. If you're interested in sailing and maritime history, you'll love this beautiful, special piece of Galveston.

Thank 490lynnm
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

We wondered why we never did this! Glad to learn more about the historical significance of the ship, interesting movie. Definitely take the boat! There is more to the trip than dolphins, but you see a bunch!

Thank Suzanne G
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Tour the Elissa But skip the boat / dolphin ride. You can see dolphins free by stading on the pier as the boats are leaving. The museum is free & a great way to learn about Galveston.

2  Thank DogpatchRVN
Reviewed 23 August 2018

We purchased a package deal to see the movie (20 minutes or so) Told you about the history of the Elissa and the current crew. The package included a boat ride round the harbor. Out guides were funny and informative. They knew a lot about...More

2  Thank 748wayneb
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Tausha B
8 June 2018|
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Response from Chuck H | Reviewed this property |
I doubt that animals, other than service animals, are allowed. The ship is really not conducive to animals. I recommend getting the seaport package that allows you tobtpur the museum and ship, as well as take the harbor tour.
26 July 2017|
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$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.