Texas Seaport Museum & 1877 Tall Ship Elissa
  • 2200 Harborside Dr
    Galveston, Texas 77550
  • (409) 763-1877
  • Hours:
    The Texas Seaport Museum is temporarily closed for renovations. However, tours of the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA and Harbor Tours are available daily.

The Texas Seaport Museum & Tall Ship ELISSA provides a romantic outdoor setting for weddings, receptions, and other private events. The venue is situated on Galveston’s historic waterfront and offers a picturesque site for your functions. The museum's capacity is 500 standing guests or 300 seated for dinner on the pier. The rental fee includes access to the ELISSA's decks, galleries, officers’ quarters, and galley for use as a serving area or bar, as well as the museum’s pier, galleries, and restrooms. Kitchen facilities are not available, so all events must be catered.

The Texas Seaport Museum is currently undergoing renovation for a summer launch of a new interactive experience. Ship to Shore will debut in 2021 and tell Galveston’s rich immigration history through a new, state-of-the-art, experience. During construction, the museum will be closed, however, tours of the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA and our Harbor Tours are available daily.


  • Historic
  • Meeting/Private Space
  • Water Views
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