Enjoy tours, sail-aways, lectures and more during the visit of this historic ship!


Hear the spooky stories and legends from Galveston’s historic bay.



Forged from pieces of ELISSA’s 1877 hull and available for purchase!


Enjoy a night on the pier with a special screening of “In The Heart Of The Sea”. Free with RSVP!




NEW AT TSM : Broadsides in the Gulf: The Texas Navy & the Fight for Independence


Galveston Historical Foundation partnered with the Texas Navy Association to retell the elusive story of our local naval maritime history. Highlighting the fleet of ships that kept the shores of the Gulf Coast safe from invaders, both foreign and domestic, this exhibit takes the public back to a time of cannon fire, sailing ships and adventure on the high seas. Focusing on the 1st and 2nd Texas Navies, museum goers will see artifacts and paintings of the time, as well as ships models, including the infamous topsail schooner INDEPENDENCE. Please visit the second floor of the Texas Seaport Museum to learn more about Broadsides in the Gulf.

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.


Open 10am – 5pm daily (last ticket is sold at 4 pm).

Please note: Texas Seaport Museum will be closed, Thanksgiving day, first weekend in November, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day


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