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
September 2018 - Vintage Pepper Mill from the Balinese Room
Published: Thursday, September 06, 2018
During the month of September, Rosenberg Library will exhibit a pepper mill from the legendary Galveston nightclub, the Balinese Room. This ca. 1950 souvenir was recently donated to the library by Louise Hagood. Read more.
5 Fantastic Reasons You Need to Visit Galveston this Fall
Published: Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Get on Island Time this Fall because of these wonderful reasons. Read more.
August 2018 - 1850 Galveston Bay Survey Post
Published: Monday, August 06, 2018
During the month of August, Rosenberg Library will exhibit a cedar post used in the first U.S. Coastal Survey of Galveston Bay in 1850. This artifact was found at Flanders Station and was donated to the library by S.M. Wilcox in 1925. Read more.
18 Photographs in 72 Hours by Nikola Olic
Published: Tuesday, July 31, 2018
This photography collection represents a weekend in Galveston by Nikola Olic, a photographer living and working in Dallas, Texas, focusing on architectural photography and abstract structural quotes. Read more.
Battle of Galveston Part 2 - "My Father Is Here" - E4
Published: Friday, July 20, 2018
We visit the grave of a union soldier killed in the Civil War battle known as the Battle of Galveston. Rosenberg Library's Museum Curator, Eleanor Barton, shows two sketches of the battle. Read more.
Battle of Galveston Part 1, The Cannon Balls - E3
Published: Wednesday, July 04, 2018
On January 1, 1863, the Civil War battle known as the Battle of Galveston began. Lee and George visit the site of the battle and see cannon ball damage on a downtown building. Read more.
July 2018 - Galveston's July 1987 Recall Vote
Published: Tuesday, July 03, 2018
During the month of July, Rosenberg Library is exhibiting two political signs from the recall vote which took place in Galveston in July 1987. Read more.
Five Women. One Saturday.
Published: Monday, July 02, 2018
What do you do when five women show up at your house in Galveston? Read more.
The Panoramic Sketch - E2
Published: Friday, June 29, 2018
In this episode we see a sketch drawn in 1855 of the harbor and downtown. The story takes us to Pier 21 and The Tremont House. Read more.
The Wooden Paver - E1
Published: Tuesday, June 26, 2018
In this episode, Rosenberg Library's Museum Curator, Eleanor Barton, shows a wooden paver that was used to pave Market Street in the 1800s. Read more.