SEAMANSHIP TRAINING

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ELISSA is sailed and lovingly maintained by a dedicated group of volunteers that work and train year round. If you have longed to hoist a sail on a historic tall ship, now is your chance. Please join us for an introductory meeting for potential crew members scheduled for 1 pm on Saturday July 26, 2014 at the Texas Seaport Museum on Galveston’s Pier 21, Harborside Drive between 21st and 22nd streets. Learn more and make plans to join us by clicking here!

SPECIAL EVENTS


Summer at the Seaport: Will It Float?


Summer at the Seaport: Swab The Deck!


Summer at the Seaport: Hoist A Sail!


Marine Biology Tour
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Share the adventure of the high seas at the Texas Seaport Museum, home of the celebrated 1877 tall ship Elissa. Explore the decks of this floating National Historic Landmark which has also been designated one of America’s Treasures by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Walk Elissa’s decks and imagine the days when daring sailors challenged the world’s oceans. In the adjacent museum and theater, witness the story of Elissa’s dramatic rescue from the scrap yard and her meticulous restoration.

Located in the historic port of Galveston, the Texas Seaport Museum also 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”‘.  Join the Museum’s staff and volunteers as they bring the past to life through special exhibits and educational programs.

Admission includes self-guided tours of the Texas Seaport Museum and Elissa, a theater presentation and access to the Galveston Immigration Database.

HOURS

Open 10am – 6pm daily (last ticket is sold at 5:30pm)

ADMISSION

Adult [Age 19 yrs and up]: $12
Youth [Age 6 through 18]: $9
Child [Age 5 and under]: FREE
Galveston Historical Foundation members: FREE

Discounts are available for advance group tours. Call 409-763-1877 for prices and scheduling.

The museum galleries and restrooms are completely accessible by wheelchair. There are about 8 steps to go aboard Elissa’s main deck, and a couple of steps (depending on the tide) to board Seagull II. A wheelchair is available free of charge in the museum. Please call 409-765-7834 in advance so that the we can try to accommodate any special needs.

Harbor Tour

Adult $10
Youth $8
Child Free

Seaport Package : (TSM, Elissa, and Harbor Tour)

Adult $20
Youth $15
Child Free

You save $2 per person with the package, compared to tickets for the individual attractions

In 1979, GHF brought ELISSA to Galveston. By 1982, GHF staff and volunteers completed what today may simply be called a miracle as it transformed this rare, historic sailing barque into a museum artifact that could still sail. ELISSA is the official tall ship of Texas and a National Historic Landmark. She is the only symbol in Galveston of its historic beginnings as a port and active waterfront and is one of four tall ships in the world that still sails on a regular basis. ELISSA measures the resilience of Galveston Island and is a worldwide ambassador for our community and state.

GHF supports ELISSA through admissions, special events, donations, and grants. The Foundation receives no federal, state or local government financial support and gets no subsidies from any entity to support ELISSA. She does keep a loyal and talented cadre of hundreds of volunteers who maintain and sail her. Each year thousands of tourists cross her deck to learn more about tall ships and maritime history. School children from around the state know the image of ELISSA as their only connection to Texas’ maritime history.

Click here to donate to the Keep ELISSA Sailing fund at whatever amount you choose.
Contact us directly at 409-765-7834 or foundation@galvestonhistory.org and find out how you can support.