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Texas Seaport Museum

Pier 21, Number 8, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1 409-763-1877
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Very Interesting

Being our first time in Texas it was good to find out the history of the Texas Navy. Boat tour of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dave C
North West England

Lots about the city's seaport heritage. I thought I knew a lot about Texas history but here I... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Waco, Texas
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Pier 21, Number 8, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1 409-763-1877
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being our first time in Texas it was good to find out the history of the Texas Navy. Boat tour of the Harbour was very good including seeing numerous Dolphins throughout the tour.

Thank Dave C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots about the city's seaport heritage. I thought I knew a lot about Texas history but here I learned much I didn't know before about the history of the Texas Navy!

Thank WacoWill
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We went down to Galveston to see the Spanish Ship El Galleon. It was a reproduction of a 16th century Spanish Galleon. This was supposed to represent the 500 MT vessel, not the largest. It has a Spanish crew who travel the world over and...More

Thank Schwartz-Family77096
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We came to see the Galleon that was coming in but it was delayed due to weather. The kids were curious about the Elissa so we decided to tour it instead. The museum is small but the kids loved putting on different hats and taking...More

Thank Andrea J
Reviewed 24 March 2017

The Texas Seaport Museum is adjacent to and part of the Tall Ship Elissa at Pier 21 in Galveston, Texas. The main feature of the museum is to show the movie of how the tall ship Elissa, moored next door, was saved from being scrapped...More

Thank Peter A
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Friendly, helpful & knowledgeable staff; also the Seagull II Port of Galveston Tour & dolphin-watch boat ride is a must (good value for the money). Grandkids (ages 11 & 6) first ever trip to the coast & they loved it. I am 62 & disabled...More

Thank patmc101
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Great tour with lots of information about Galveston Bay. I've lived here a long time and didn't know most of the stuff they shared. Highly recommend.

Thank EAPiscool
Reviewed 13 March 2017

With a combo ticket you can see the Elissa, the museum, and take an hour tour of the area by boat. Loved all of it - especially the boat ride where we saw a sunken cement boat from long ago.

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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Lots of local history and fun wrapped up in this museum. Some very interesting and informative stuff on the Republic of Texas Navy...small and short lived as it was...I learned a good bit here and recommend it to any and all history buffs.

Thank HavocDog
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Small, but interesting museum displaying some of Galveston's seafaring history. The Elissa is the centerpiece of the museum. There is a video chronicling the restoration inside the museum. An audio device is available for touring the ship.

Thank Steve A
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Andrea J
Is there parking at the museum?
3 April 2017|
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Response from Peter A | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is. The parking lots were $8 for up to 2 hrs ( I think). There were also parking meters. We didn't use either. We parked where it was free & walked about 6 or 7 blocks. No one said anything about validating... More
I'm just wondering how to get tickets to this? I've tried to get them online but can't find the correct link.
29 July 2016|
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Response from Redrosebud2014 | Reviewed this property |
You purchase ticket at the entrance. Tour times are listed on brochures which you can get at the visitor center in town.