There's virtually no end to the attractions to explore on Galveston Island, be it the beaches, the extraordinary architecture of downtown, the Island’s vibrant art scene, shopping for antiques, bird-watching, kayaking, or taking the kids to our abundance of thrill rides and activities. If you’re a history buff, you’ll also want to spend an afternoon exploring The Bryan Museum.
The Bryan Museum, located in the historic Galveston Orphans Home, houses The Bryan Collection, one of the world’s largest collections of historical artifacts, documents, and artwork relating to Texas and the American West. Assembled by J.P. and Mary Jon Bryan, the collection spans more than 12,000 years, with pieces ranging from ancient Native American cultural artifacts to modern twenty-first century objects. With approximately 70,000 items in total, the collection includes 20,000 rare books, three dozen saddles, over 250 antique firearms, several hundred spurs, a large collection of fine art, exceedingly rare maps and artifacts, Native American stone tools and arrowheads, and a Spanish mission bell.
Be sure to visit The Bryan Museum and discover the great diversity of experience that forged the American West and the compelling stories told there!
Celebrate Your Birthday, Galveston-Style!
Opportunities abound to do something cool, different and utterly unforgettable. Here are some island venues that lend themselves to unique birthday parties. Read more.
TWELVE Photography Project Returns With Focus on "Hidden Galveston"
Since 2011, the TWELVE project has given individuals the opportunity to capture their unique viewpoints of Galveston Island through the art of photography. Read more.
Long Weekend Anyone? 4 Big Reasons to Spend July 4th Weekend in Galveston
There won’t be a lack of excitement in Galveston this Independence Day. The island has festivities planned every night of the holiday weekend! Read more.
First Food Truck Saturday Kicks Off July 1st
Galveston is known for its pristine beaches and outstanding food, and both will be in the spotlight on July 1 at the 1st Food Truck Saturday at Stewart Beach Park. Read more.
Galveston Gears Up for Independence Week
The barbecue pits are about to be fired up, while fireworks light up Galveston skies as Islanders and visitors alike gather to say, “Happy Birthday, America!” Indeed, Galveston is the place to be to celebrate Independence Day week! Read more.
Single Ticket Sales for The Grand's New Season Coming in June
Individual performance tickets for The Grand's 2017-2018 will go on sale beginning mid-June. Read more.
Galveston Summer Camps For Kids Both Fun and Educational
When school is out, what’s there for kids to do? Quite a lot, if you consider all the summer programs available on the island. From preschoolers to mostly middle school age, summer camp programs give kids hands-on learning experiences while having fun at the same time.
Free Events Offer No Excuses for Summertime Fun in Galveston
No more concerns about digging too deep into your wallet for summer fun on Galveston Island. There are many things to do that won’t cost you anything, except maybe your time and with an investment in smiling and laughter! Read more.
In Search of Galveston's Best Cocktails
Whether you’re a margarita maven, a daiquiri devotee or a bourbon believer, Galveston restaurants and bars offer some of the most delicious and creatively concocted adult beverages anywhere. Read more.
Stay & Play! Galveston Offers Gulf Fireworks Shows Every Sunday This Summer
There are no two better words to go along with summer than free and fun. All summer long, Galveston Island will offer plenty of events that fit both, including free fireworks shows, eco tours and sandcastle building lessons. Read more.