Artist Boat has two-hour and four-hour guided interpretive tours to places of natural significance via kayak. Eco-Art Kayak Adventures include a watercolor demonstration. 2415 Ave. K. www.artistboat.org
The restored 1859 Italianate house-museum reflects the opulence of its era in carved moldings, elaborate mantel-work and lavish furnishings. It was the site of the first Juneteenth in 1865. Guided tours offered. Admission charge. 2328 Broadway.
Built as a home by Col. Walter Gresham in 1886, it was bought in 1923 for the Galveston-Houston Diocese's bishop. Furnishings include a mantel that won first-prize at the 1876 Philadelphia World's Fair, a Venetian crystal chandelier, and a grand staircase. Admission charge. 1402 Broadway. www.gal...
Modern triple-deck paddle wheeler recaptures the romance of 19th-century river steamboats on daily sightseeing cruises. Evening dinner cruises and moonlight dance cruises are once a month. Admission charge. The Colonel departs from Moody Gardens, One Hope Blvd.
Dash Beardsley Ghost Tours offers an exciting tour of Galveston's ghostly history. The Secret Society Cemetery Tour and Restless Spirits Tour are offered on Fridays and Saturdays year-round. www.ghosttoursofgalvestonisland.com
The East End National Historic Landmark District and the Silk Stocking Historic District are both historic neighborhoods featuring 19th-century Victorian homes. Information for a walking/driving tour of the East End District is available at the Visitor Center. www.galveston.com
Free ferries operate every 20 minutes. The ferries are operated by the Texas Department of Transportation. Between Galveston and Port Bolivar, Texas 87.
First Lutheran Church was founded in 1850; the original church building was rebuilt in 1915. 25th and Winnie streets.
First Presbyterian Church houses what is believed to be the oldest church organization in Galveston, dating from Jan. 1, 1840. The present church was built in 1873. At 19th and Church streets.
Free municipal jetties and rock piers are at Seawall Boulevard at 10th, 17th, 30th, 37th and 61st streets. Commercial fishing piers are on Seawall Boulevard at 25th, 61st and 90th streets, as well as at Seawolf Park on Pelican Island. Flanking the ship channel between Galveston and Bolivar Penins...
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