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 where slaves learned they were free. Guided tours offered. Open 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Mon.–Sat. and noon–4 p.m. Sun...
Built as a private 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. Open winter hours noon–4 p.m. da...
First Lutheran Church was founded in 1850; the original church building was rebuilt in 1915. At 25th and Winnie streets. First Presbyterian Church — a magnificent structure—houses what is believed to be the oldest church organization in Galveston, dating from Jan. 1, 1840. The present church bui...
Modern triple-deck paddle wheeler recaptures the romance of 19th-century river steamboats on daily one-hour sightseeing cruises—morning and afternoon—of Galveston Bay and port. Evening dinner cruises and moonlight dance cruises are Saturday nights. The Colonel departs from Moody Gardens, One Hope...
Free diesel ferries operate every 20 minutes between Galveston and Port Bolivar, Texas 87. The ferries are operated by the Texas Department of Transportation.
was founded in 1850; the original church building was rebuilt in 1915. At 25th and Winnie streets.
a magnificent structure—houses what is believed to be the oldest church organization in Galveston, dating from Jan. 1, 1840. The present church building was constructed in 1873. At 19th and Church streets.
Free municipal jetties and rock groin piers are along 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 Boliv...
This primary artillery defense installation was built in 1897 and closed in 1947. Buildings remain in use by Galveston College, Texas A&M at Galveston and others. Massive coastal artillery bunkers can still be seen, but most now are part of the foundation of the nearby hotel and conference center...
Features one of Texas' most historic cities, also includes changing exhibits. Housed in the former bank building of W.L. Moody Jr., circa 1919, the museum has an especially impressive interior. Open 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Mon.–Sat. and noon–4 p.m. Sun. (Extended hours Memorial Day–Labor Day.) Donations r...
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