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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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Fascinating ship

This ship is so impressive. It's a piece of history. We got to see her sail one day. It was amazing.

Reviewed 3 days ago
Regina C
La Marque, United States
A smallish 'tall ship"

It's not quite the tall ships I have encountered, this is a more modest size, so not much to see... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
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Texas Seaport Museum, Pier 21, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
+1 409-763-1877

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This ship is so impressive. It's a piece of history. We got to see her sail one day. It was amazing.

Thank Regina C
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's not quite the tall ships I have encountered, this is a more modest size, so not much to see and the museum is not that big either, considering having to pay quite an extortionate rate just to park. A little disappointed.

Thank FangLam
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautifully redone ship. We enjoyed learning about it in the museum and touring on board. My teenage daughter enjoyed the visit.

Thank joya456
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our granddaughter to see the Elissa,, she is 4 and she loved it! It is so beautifully maintained, you can get a real feel for how life on the ship once was.

Thank Danna K
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fun activity to go down into the ship and learn what life as a sailor was like. You can also see the captain's and sailor's sleeping quarters. Fun photos on deck by the ships wheel.

Thank katie77iris
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Elissa is BEAUTIFUL! You really get a look at history on this huge boat. The staff are friendly and extremely knowledgeable. They also have a museum and a dolphin tour. This is great for the whole family.

Thank cgulebian
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seeing how this ship was saved from the scrape yard is so amazing. The movie is such a great help in understanding what happened and when. The cost was enormous and the fact that volunteers still take care of it is the best.

Thank Linda L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the walk on tour of the Elissa. Restored ship at least 140 years old. Watched an interesting video of its history and Galveston connection. Still sea worthy! Worth the look!

Thank david b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was so happy to finally get to check out this beautiful ship!! Also u can watch a super informational video about the history of the ship and how it got back to be ported in Galveston!! I love the souvenir shop!! I can never...More

Thank Elissat1083
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The great ship, Elissa was a whole lot of fun to explore. Visitors can walk around and explore the whole ship.

Thank Karen A
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Tammy S
Is it wheel chair assesable?
19 June 2017|
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Response from Cheryl P | Reviewed this property |
no, very difficult to get around on regular standing ..
Nancy R
Are strollers allowed?
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
Looking forward to a visit, probably in December or next spring. Interested in these old sailing ships and nautical history. Would like to order books or even a video about the ship before I visit.
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.