Texas Seaport Museum
Whether or not your personal family story is located here, Galveston’s port is surely an important part of the overall story of America. - Texas Seaport Museum
The Texas Seaport Museum is a popular Galveston maritime history museum that allows guests to 'share the adventure of the high seas and explore the decks of one of 'America's Treasures'', the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA.
Your group can walk the decks and imagine the days 'when daring sailors challenged the world's oceans' as you spend time aboard Tall Ship ELISSA, which is one of only three ships of her kind in the world to still sail actively, then head inside the museum and spend some time exploring the fascinating exhibits throughout. The exhibits show artifacts, paintings, and ship models that all stay true to the museum's dedication to historic preservation, maritime preservation, and stewardship of historic properties. You will learn all about the story of seaborne commerce in the 19th century and what Galveston played, as well as learn quite a bit about immigration. Galveston was actually once considered to be the 'Ellis Island of the West', with a massive database of families who once passed through here. There is also a new interactive experience called Ship to Shore that immerses guests in Galveston's rich immigration history through a new state-of-the-art experience.
If you are interested in seeing the Tall Ship ELISSA, the Texas Seaport Museum, and taking a Galveston Historic Harbor Tour then opt-in for the Seaport Package, which will allow access to all three. The harbor tour will take you on a 1-hour long bay tour aboard the Seagull II as a knowledgeable guide narrates all about the bay's history and marine life.