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
The Mitchell Family Continues Legacy of Preservation
Published: Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Mitchell Historic Properties recently finished painting the exterior of the Dargan and Tobyn building and it looks beautiful! Read more.
The Gun Battery
Published: Monday, October 08, 2018
In Episode Six of Artifacts. Stories., we meet George Osbourn at Fort San Jacinto for a tour of what is left of a concrete gun battery built to protect the city and harbor and to secure the entrance of Galveston Bay. Read more.
The Birds of Moody Gardens: Fall Migration is Upon Us
Published: Friday, October 05, 2018
With the heat and humidity of July and August behind us, September typically signals the onset of Fall Migration and cooler temperatures. Read more.
The Moody Gardens Ice Carvers Are Here!
Published: Monday, October 01, 2018
After traveling halfway around the world, a team of internationally-acclaimed Chinese ice carvers made their way to Galveston’s Moody Gardens Friday morning to a warm welcome, before setting out to create holiday and animal themed sculptures from two million pounds of ice. Read more.
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.