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HISTORICAL PLACES

Galveston has one of the oldest and richest histories of anywhere in the United States.

Some of the nicknames it is has been known for include, “The Wall Street of the South,” the “Ellis Island of the South” and even the “Republic of Galveston” for its many different eras.

From the Native Americans who made Galveston their home when the Europeans landed in North America in 1528, to when the French claimed it in the 1600s and named it St. Louis, to when it was charted as Galveston Bay on July 23, 1786, by Jose de Evia for Spanish colonial governor and general Bernardo de Gálvez, Galveston has a rich heritage.

You can read more about its fascinating past on our History and Heritage page.

We have also prepared some information for you about some of the historical places that can be discovered on the island. We have created a homeschool curriculum that includes lessons and more, but we have also focused on some of the places you might choose to visit while you are here, and we have some recommended educational activities for each.

Before Your Visit

During Your Visit

  • Visit the places you choose and complete the worksheets and discussions, where available
  • Take photos and video to document your visit that can be used for projects after your visit

After Your Visit

From the Blogs

Shark Fishing

Published: Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Another great and exhilarating aspect of summer fishing in Galveston is catching sharks! Read more.

Celebrating Galveston's Red, White & Blue

Published: Tuesday, July 09, 2019

The beautiful holiday weekend provided a great opportunity to get out and celebrate Galveston’s red, white and blue – Birding for Fun style! Read more.

SOS: Save Our Shores

Published: Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Galveston Island’s most important environmental asset is front and center for the new “Save Our Shores” (S.O.S.) campaign, learn more here! Read more.

July 2019 - Baxter & Wilson

Published: Monday, July 08, 2019

During the month of July, Rosenberg Library will exhibit a straw boater hat sold by Galveston retailers Baxter & Wilson during the early 20th century. Read more.

Truly Magnificent Sight

Published: Wednesday, June 26, 2019

One of my favorite experiences every summer on Galveston Island is seeing the breathtaking view of Magnificent Frigatebirds soaring effortlessly overhead. Read more.

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