The Texas Seaport Museum tells the story of a rich legacy of seaborne commerce and immigration. Look for ancestors with a one-of-a-kind computer database containing the names of more than 133,000 immigrants who entered the United States through Galveston, "'The Ellis Island of the West"'.
January 23, 2020
Home to the 1877 ELISSA. Features numerous exhibits and a gift shop.
October 26, 2019
Tour the historic ship in Galveston. Check out their gift shop too.
Dan & Silvy
October 22, 2020
The tall ship Elissa is a three-masted barque. She is based in Galveston, Texas, and is one of the oldest ships sailing today. Launched in 1877, she is now a museum ship at the Texas Seaport Museum. She was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1990
June 23, 2020
Take the opportunity to visit this National Historic Landmark, designated in 1990. Learn about Galveston's unique role in history by visiting the Seaport Museum, and walk aboard the museum tall ship Elissa for a self-guided tour. Elissa is a three-masted barque. Launched in 1877, she's one of the…
Ashley & Michael
May 24, 2020
Tour the Elissa sailing vessel. Must see!
January 13, 2020
Pretty cool to see a tall ship if you're into that sort of thing.
June 23, 2020
Galveston Historical Foundation brought ELISSA, an 1877 square-rigged iron barque, from a scrapyard in Piraeus Harbor, Greece to Galveston to begin restoration work in 1978. By 1982, GHF staff and volunteers completed restoration and transformed this rare, historic vessel into a floating museum that…
May 15, 2020
Fantastic restored sailing ship open for tours
Linda / Harry
September 3, 2019
Harborside where this ship is located has several great seafood restaurants and other museums along with beautiful old sailing vessel.
August 31, 2019
Historic ship with nearby museums, boat tours and dining.
“The Grand 1894 Opera House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been a part of Galveston history since 1894. The community, headed by Henry Greenwall, built the Grand in 1894, and then thousands of residents reconstructed it between 1974 and 1990 after a storm caused severe destruction. If you are looking for things to do in Galveston on a romantic date, attend an event at the Grand 1894 Opera House.”
“I love this place. I believe it is temporarily closed due to the Covid, but when it is open, it is a beautiful library to wander through. It also has a great selection of local Galveston historical items on display and a wonderful children's section. (They also have one of the best used book sales in the country which I assume is also on hold due to the Covid, but if you are a book-lover keep an eye out for it!)”