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1877 Tall Ship ELISSA

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Address: Texas Seaport Museum, Pier 21, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
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Great day visit

Fun bit of history to see while visiting Galveston. The Elissa is a real historical ship, not a replica like others. Built in 1877 and still sailed annually she is very... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2017
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Dallas, Texas

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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

Fun bit of history to see while visiting Galveston. The Elissa is a real historical ship, not a replica like others. Built in 1877 and still sailed annually she is very beautiful. Go spend an hour or two and visit her and the museum for a bit of days gone by.

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Wisconsin
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Very beautiful, restored, tall ship. It is the 3rd oldest tall ship still sailing. You really got to explore below deck. I enjoyed it. My husband loved it. We do not sail.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

So much fun to be "pirates" We enjoyed the entire ship. The kids went up and down MANY times. Some places were blocked off, which kinda made us sad, but we understand the safety.

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Texas
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79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

The Elissa is fabulous, you'll get to walk through most of the ship only a few parts are off limits. It was raining the day we went but the ship was so fascinating I forgot about the rain! Take a step back in time to the era of wind powered sailing ships...the tall ships are beautiful effective working sculptures. The... More 

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Fairview, Texas
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Cool ship. My 5 and 3 year old boys liked it. I did as well. Went in it 2 times with lunch in between.

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Jefferson, Texas, United States
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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

My younger brother loved it he enjoyed it. It was amazing to see such a great part of maritime history

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green bay
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

The group who maintain the Elissa need to be complimented on their dedication to keeping this ship in great shape for us to enjoy.

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Rego Park
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6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Oh my gosh! What a wonderful place! So awesome to see this ship...coming back to life through volunteers...and the tour boat...go! It is worth the price to go on the tour boat and get some local history of the harbor! See the short video and go on the ELISSA! It is a cool 'living' museum!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We visited today and realized we got a super bonus. We started out watching the movie in the museum first. It was well worth it because you can really appreciate the labor of love for this ship. The volunteers have not only restored the boat to its former glory but they continue to keep it in sailing shape. The volunteers... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

My husband was so excited when we finally got a day to tour the Elissa. We both became kids again while we toured the beautiful ship. She is a beauty and a must see when in Galveston.

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