Museum/Program/Site States: Texas
The tall ship Elissa is a three-masted barque. She is currently in Galveston, Texas, and is one of the oldest ships sailing today. Launched in 1877, she is now a museum ship at the Texas Seaport Museum.
From pirates to fishing to oil drilling, Gulf Coast history is told through exhibits and artifacts.
The Institute of Nautical Archaeology is the world’s oldest organization devoted to the study of humanity’s interaction with the sea through the practice of archaeology.
Established in 2000, the Houston Maritime Museum (HMM) is an extension of founder James “Jim” L. Manzolillo’s unique experiences, personality, and lifelong association with the ocean.