Galveston captivates visitors that come to call with her natural beauty, eccentric charm and traditional Texas-style Hospitality -- because Galveston is genteel, gracious and captivating. Galveston is the beautifully preserved hidden treasure of the Lone Star State. Come unlock the history, romance and beauty that lies within. Explore every nook and cranny because you are her guest and Galveston loves sharing her treasures with you.
Whether you prefer to stroll down quaint alleyways by foot or trot through the streets in a carriage, all paths lead visitors on an unforgettable journey back in time. You'll be entertained and enlightened by knowledgeable guides giving tours on foot, by carriage, by van - even by boat!
From the Blogs
April 2019 - Horace P. Nettleton's Marine Museum
Published: Tuesday, April 02, 2019
Ninety years ago this month, Frank Patten, the director of Rosenberg Library, received an unusual invitation from a local resident. Rather than being printed on paper, the invitation was extended in the form of an engraved tiger cowry seashell. Read more.
2019 Week Two Winners Announced
Published: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Winners of the 2019 FeatherFest Photo Contest include a Reddish Egret having a bad hair day, a lucky Heron, and an unlucky fish. Read more.
2019 Week One Winners Announced
Published: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Prior to the annual Galveston FeatherFest, birders and photographers alike are encouraged to submit their photos for prizes. Read more.
Galveston Island Events April thru May 2019
Published: Monday, March 11, 2019
With all of the festivals and events that take place in Galveston, it can sometimes be difficult to keep up! Here's a list of events taking place in the next few months: Read more.
Head to Galveston This Spring Break for Beaches, Historical Attractions
Published: Tuesday, March 05, 2019
Spring break is right around the corner which means flocks of Texans will be saying goodbye to winter as they head to the beach. Galveston’s beach parks will open March 9, and that’s just the beginning of what visitors can experience on the island this season. Read more.
Time to Freshen Up!
Published: Monday, March 04, 2019
It.s that time of year. Adults of many bird species are molting from non-breeding plumage into breeding plumage, and juvenile birds are molting into adult plumage. Read more.
Don't Underestimate Urban Birding!
Published: Friday, February 08, 2019
Kristine & Bobby Rivers spotted a raptor perched at the base of the First Baptist Church steeple. Binoculars revealed what it was. Read more.
Top 5 Reasons to Bird in the Winter
Published: Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Kristine Rivers offers some thoughts that might make the rest of winter less bleak. Read more.
The Early Causeways
Published: Wednesday, January 23, 2019
I meet George Osborn on the causeway built in 1912. Eleanor Barton shows the bronze plaques that were from the 1938 causeway. Read more.
Love the Ocean? So do we.
Published: Thursday, January 03, 2019
A teenager's perspective of Galveston Harbor tours and seeing dolphins. Read more.