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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

Boat Tour to North Deer Island This Saturday

Published: Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Join Kristine Rivers aboard the SS Seagull II, a 45-passenger open-air catamaran, for this special birding and photography tour that will give you the rare chance to view the North Deer Island Rookery. Read more.

Turtles About Town

Published: Friday, May 17, 2019

Turtle lovers of all ages have the opportunity to see nearly 20 colorful Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle statues that have popped up around the island in 2019. Read more.

Galveston Island Beach Revue Returns May 17 & 18

Published: Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Galveston’s vintage past meets present-day fun for the 11th Annual Galveston Island Beach Revue. Read more.

Top 5 Colorful Migrants To See Now On The Island

Published: Friday, May 03, 2019

Kristine Rivers and pals snapped some incredible pics of the Island's flying migrant guests. Read more.

May 2019 - The Galveston Municipal Flag

Published: Friday, May 03, 2019

During the month of May, Rosenberg Library will exhibit items related to a city-wide flag design competition held in the spring of 1916. Read more.

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