GALVESTON ISLAND TOUR
Galveston Island is a small romantic island tucked deep within the heart of south Texas possessing all the charm of a small southern town and just 40 minutes south of the fourth largest city in the United States. It has been explored and occupied since the early 1500’s, serving as a burial ground for the Karankawa Indians, explored by the famous Spanish explorer Cabeza de Vaca, and served as home to the infamous pirate Jean Lafitte. The island was known as the richest city in Texas, considered “the Wall Street of the Southwest,” and the “Ellis Island of the Southwest.” It has seen its share of calamities, yet the worst natural disaster in U.S. history, the 1900 Storm, could not erase the tranquility of a Galveston sunset. Your professional tour guide will entertain you with fascinating stories about the island’s history, events, and characters. Enjoy ghost stories since Galveston is considered one of the most haunted cities in America!
“Broadway Beauties”, an amazing group of historic homes which portray early 20th century family life among Galveston’s most elite.
East End Historic District, - National Historic Landmark – collection of well-preserved homes of Victorian architecture
The Strand National Historic Landmark District - One of the largest and well-preserved collections of buildings of Victorian architecture in the country
Port of Galveston Harbor – 1877 Tall Ship Elissa, Texas Seaport Museum, Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig and Museum, Railroad Museum
Galveston Island Seawall – miles of beaches along the Gulf Coast, Pleasure Pier
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Home tour of one of the “Broadway Beauties” and historic homes
Moody Gardens – Rainforest Pyramid, Aquarium Pyramid, Colonel Paddlewheeler, Palm Beach and more!
Schlitterbahn - Galveston Island waterpark
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