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Galveston has had a richly evolving history of European settlement for some 200 years, during which time pirates set their flags in the soil, waves of immigrants from Italy and Greece made their way to the island, and wealthy merchants planted strong roots. The most recorded narratives, however, relate the stories of the devastating storms that have ripped through the beautiful town, beginning with the infamous Great Storm of 1900. Considered the nation’s deadliest natural disaster, this Category 4 hurricane killed up to 8,000 residents while obliterating hundreds of homes and businesses.

It took many years for the island to start anew after the Great Storm, but Galveston’s economic leaders eventually refashioned the town as a popular tourist destination—which it still serves as today. Although most of the original structures are long gone, the stories of the early islanders and their colorful history continue to live on in both renovated structures and new establishments created in memory of the past.

From the Blogs

First Week Winners Announcement

Published: Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Prior to the annual Galveston FeatherFest, birders and photographers alike are encouraged to submit their photos for cash prizes! Here are the winners of Week 1: Read more.

Tall Ships Are Coming!

Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2018

For the first time, a fleet of tall ships will sail and race their way along the Gulf Coast to participate in the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Gulf Coast 2018 series of races and public maritime festivals. Read more.

Get a Cost Break by Staying Mid-Week

Published: Monday, March 05, 2018

Grab that suntan lotion and put on that sexy swimsuit! Beach season has arrived and Galveston is rolling out the red carpet – eh, make that sand and sea – for the thousands of beachgoers headed to the island. Read more.

Seven Amazing Things You Need To Do in Galveston this Spring

Published: Thursday, March 01, 2018

Whether you’re paddling along tranquil coastal channels, playing in an indoor waterpark, or indulging in some first-rate dining, you’ll find many reasons to visit Galveston this spring. Read more.

Galveston Trolley Rolls Out 2018 Spring & Summer Hours

Published: Wednesday, February 28, 2018

As we welcome spring on Galveston Island, the Trolly hours of operation have been set for the 2018 spring and summer season. Read more.

New Resident Finds His 'Strandly' Downtown

Published: Thursday, February 08, 2018

Get a glimpse into the lives of some fascinating people who have made the journey to Galveston, Texas. Read more.

What to do Before or After My Cruise?

Published: Thursday, February 08, 2018

Check out this video and blog pairing to help you navigate Galveston's frequently asked questions. Read more.

10 Reasons You Should Get On Island Time in Galveston

Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018

It's hard to narrow it down to only 10 things, but here's are the 10 reasons you should get on Island Time! Read more.

Get a Taste of Downtown Galveston

Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Galveston’s 70-block historic downtown is a veritable treasure chest of culture Read more.

Four Museums to Visit in Galveston

Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018

No trip to Galveston is complete without a visit to some of the most popular museums on the island. Read more. Video
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