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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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See What Life Was Like on a Tall Ship in the Late 1800s

This is still a working tall ship! While it's not very big, you get to walk through it and see what... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Amarillo, Texas
Amazing restoration

Beautiful vessel, but it was very hot the day we visited and absolutely no air moves below deck, so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jackson, Tennessee
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“sailing ship” (26 reviews)
Texas Seaport Museum, Pier 21, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
+1 409-763-1877

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is still a working tall ship! While it's not very big, you get to walk through it and see what life was like on a tall ship in the late 1800's. It was not glamorous, and this ship helps to separate fact from fiction.

Thank TrueTexasTraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful vessel, but it was very hot the day we visited and absolutely no air moves below deck, so we cut our tour a bit short.

Thank JustUsTwo0814
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing to walk the decks of this beautiful old ship. It was interesting to learn that centuries before she sailed into Galveston to deliver bananas and now Galveston is her permanent home. The wood on the ship is so unbelievable. You can tell that Galveston...More

Thank JoyfulEddy
Reviewed 1 week ago

This ship and the museum were really well put together-don't miss the movie about how they brought the ship back to life-and really open up your eyes to what sea life was like back in the day.

Thank Kathleen H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this was a very interesting place of history ,very well preserved ship for its age ,a must see ,everyone will enjoy

Thank Wayne G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just knowing that you are on an actual tall ship that can and does sail is pretty cool! The day we were there bad weather was coming so we just barely got to get on and look around, did not get a very good tour;...More

Thank Maile C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a neat old ship. I would plan a day of exploring the Moody Mansion, Bishop's Palace, and the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum because the ship is a quick visit. It is not too expensive so it is worth it.

Thank Adam C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Even if you don't tour the ship, be sure to stop and see it. We ended up with a wonderful photo of her in the foreground and one of the huge cruise ships in the background. Elissa carries 19 sails covering over 1/4 of an...More

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Well restored view into the past. Lovely nautical adventure visiting this active sailing ship. What it must have been like to live and experience life during the time of the Elissa. Well done.

Thank TAMAN1951
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Being a fan of old ships in general, I got to explore this tall ship as part of the Harbor Tour (which included a guided boat tour of Galveston Harbor and access to the Texas Seaport Museum). Very cool ship with interesting history. You can...More

Thank StackyMaryland
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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
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.