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"The Tallship and Texas Seaport Museum" Top 5 Page for this destination Seaport Museum Tip by VeronicaG

Seaport Museum, Galveston: 4 reviews and 11 photos

  Tall Ship Elissa
by VeronicaG
  • Tall Ship Elissa - Galveston
      Tall Ship Elissa
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  • Ambushed By Pirates! - Galveston
      Ambushed By Pirates!
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  • The Saloon below deck of Elissa - Galveston
      The Saloon below deck of Elissa
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As we crossed Harborside drive, we could see her sails gently waving in the breeze. It was the tall ship Elissa,a 1877 iron barque that has been restored by the Galveston Historical Foundation and designated as one of America's Treasures by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. She sits anchored outside the Texas Seaport Museum.

Our tickets to Dickens on the Strand included a visit to the museum and tall ship that day, so we climbed aboard to glimpse what maritime life was really like. There were rowdy pirates on the premises and I barely escaped with my life! (see photo 2) An informative skit, nautical demonstrations and songs were performed.

Although the steps were narrow leading to the inner bowels of the ship, we took the opportunity to venture forth because the sleeping and living areas of the crew were below deck.(See picture #3) The captain had the most elbow room, of course!

An audio-visual presentation is given on Elissa's reclamation.

Hours are 10am-5pm daily. Admission is $6 for adults; $4 for children 7-18 and free for children 6 and under.

Address: Pier 21, Number 8
Directions: Entrance to Elissa is the same....back behind the Strand
Phone: 409-763-1877

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  • Updated Dec 16, 2006
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