Steeped in history, rich in style and standing as a testament to survival, the 39th Annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour returns May 4, 5, 11 and 12, 2013. Tickets are $15 for Galveston Historical Foundation members and $20 for non-members before May 3 and are available for purchase online at www.galvestonhistory.org, at The Shop At The Palace at 1402 Broadway under the 1892 Bishop's Palace and at all area Randalls Food Stores. Tickets are $25 for non-members after May 3.
"Our 2013 houses showcase our vibrant historic neighborhoods and one of the most remarkable houses on the island, Open Gates. You can really get a feel for the lives of the men and women who made our island home in the late 19th century." says Dwayne Jones, Galveston Historical Foundation's Executive Director. "This year's houses tell new chapters of everyday life including small private schools, a pioneer grocer, and a widow of one of Galveston's most prominent physicians. I'm sure you will find something on the tour that makes your visit to Galveston unique and memorable."
Numerous separately ticketed special events are also being held in conjunction with the Galveston Historic Homes Tour including the Preview Evening Stroll, Biking Through History Tour, the Second Sunday Jazz Brunch at Garten Verein, and more. Tickets for the 2013 Historic Homes Tour as well as all special events will be available online at www.galvestonhistory.org.
Over 700 dedicated volunteers assist each year with the annual event. For other questions or more information, including group discounts, call GHF at 409-765-3409.
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