Thursday, December 8, 2016

Discover The Elissa #LoveGalveston

There is so much beauty everywhere.  Sometimes small treasures are all around us.  Stop to smell the roses, close your eyes and open them to see all the things you never noticed before.
Thanks to the Galveston Island CVB for sending my family VIP passes.  All opinions stated are my own based on my personal experience.

There is a tall ship from 1877 over on Pier 21.  ELISSA is not a replica, it is the real deal. 
Fun Facts about this beauty:

1)  ELISSA is fully-functional and still sails today.

2)  ELISSA's name was taken from the epic Roman poem The Aeneid, a Phoenician Princess.

3)  ELISSA was dramatically rescued from the scrap yard.

4)  ELISSA has and is on going restoration by volunteers.

There are hundreds of volunteers who keep her seaworthy and train each year to sail her, ELISSA.  You should see them in action.  You can go on deck, go down below, see the captain's quarters, and even ring the bell.  Which apparently means break time and is pretty loud.

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

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

Hours of Operation
Summer Hours:
Open daily: 9am - 6pm
Last ticket sold at 5 pm

Winter Hours:
Open daily: 10am - 5pm
Last ticket sold at 4pm

Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and during annual Sea Trials.

Note: Hours may be seasonal and subject to change.

Galveston Historical Foundation is committed to bring history to life.  It is so worth seeing.

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