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!
Galveston Trolley System on Track to Restoration By 2018
Galveston has had a longstanding love affair with trolley cars since the turn of the century when the Island was known as the Wall Street of the Southwest. Read more.
Galveston Beach Revue Gearing Up for the 2017 Bathing Beauties Contest
With roots dating back nearly a century, this year’s Galveston Beach Revue will again showcase a host of events culminating with fashionable women contestants modeling classic vintage swimwear during the “Bathing Beauties Contest.” Read more.
Galveston Arts Center Announces New, Expanded Summer Art Programs for Youth
Taught by a team of university-trained artists and licensed art teachers, the program schedule covers an impressive array of visual art topics. Read more.
GHF Homes Tour Returns May 6, 7, 13, & 14, 2017
Galveston Historical Foundation opens the doors to Galveston’s architectural history through public tours of privately owned homes for the first two weekends each May. The 2017 event will be held May 6,7, 13, & 14. Read more.
Hamilton Loomis to Lead Harmonica Workshop at Galveston College
Blues extraordinaire and island native Hamilton Loomis is returning home this spring to conduct a two-day blues harmonica workshop at Galveston College, and he wants you in on the action. Read more.
Wine Connoisseurs Rejoice! The Galveston Island Food & Wine Festival is Back
Red or white? And what food choice might you prefer with your favorite wines? These are the questions facing those who attend the 2017 Galveston Island Food & Wine Festival. Read more.
Galveston's Best Happy Hours
Any pub or restaurant can offer a few half-hearted drink specials, roll out some frozen fish sticks and call it “Happy Hour.” But true Happy Hour magic? Well, that my thirsty friends, is the province of establishments that understand what the term really means. Read more.
April Means Fantastic Family Fun in Galveston
Spring has officially sprung, presenting a splendiferous time to round up the family for some fun and adventurous April events on historic Galveston Island! Read more.
Galveston's Beaches: So Many to Choose From!
Summer fun on the island is just around the corner. So when the temperatures soar in the weeks and months ahead, what’s the best Galveston beach to hit the waves? Read more.
Up for a Challenge? Galveston to Host Family Beach Competitions
Family fun is taking on a new meaning this spring and summer at Galveston’s East Beach with friendly competitions between families. Read more.