Do you love history? Disappointed with pre-recorded narrations by guides who don’t know the subject? George Douglas Lee offers personal, entertaining, and informative insights into Galveston Island’s history.
Your host George Douglas Lee, BOI (born on the island) is the only history guide who has been featured on both the History Channel and the Smithsonian Channel. He is an expert on the history, culture and romance of Texas’s Gulf Coast treasure.
You’ll feel like you were there when Galveston was named “isle of misfortune” by a lost Spanish explorer named “cow head”. Lee brings alive this city of firsts; with scenes of the most deadly natural disaster in U.S. history, famous eccentric characters and its loony past.
Discover a parallel universe of comical twists, where the founders and heroes were con men, swindlers, crooks, nutcases and dreamers. Travel through time, from the beaches to the centuries-old mansions; to Victorian era downtown “Wall Street of the South”, and see the beautiful architecture, port, historic churches, cemeteries and what remains of the wide-open “free state of Galveston”.
Tours are approximately two hours. You will begin at G. Lee Gallery, 2215 Postoffice Street, with a private showing of “America’s Deadliest Disaster”, a one hour documentary about the great hurricane of 1900 produced for the Smithsonian Channel. Then we’re off in George’s classic Mustang convertible for a tour of Galveston’s historic sites, including Broadway, Seawall Blvd, downtown and the East End Historical District.
Having a family reunion? Trying to find something different for your professional group event? Mr. Lee also provides guide services for step-on bus tours and speaking engagements.
Tours are $25.00 per person. Group rates are available.
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