Unlock the history, romance and beauty that lies within Galveston. Explore every nook and cranny because you are her guest and Galveston loves sharing her treasures with you. Our self-guided tours include a map, great for mobile devices, to help you explore.
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African American Historic Places
This section of our website tour guide was created to invite you to explore Galveston’s rich African American Heritage.
Each species of bird has its favorite habitats – beaches, wetlands, grasslands, woods, ponds, and bays – all defined by elevation, tides, and salinity. To see the greatest diversity of birds, we invite you to explore all these zones.
Gifts of Henry Rosenberg
When Henry Rosenberg died in 1893, he left the bulk of his estate to fund the construction of a library, an orphanage, a church, a monument, and public drinking fountains for both people and animals.
Historic Buildings & Homes
Although most of the original structures are long gone, the stories of early islanders live on in renovated structures and new establishments created in memory of the past.
With almost 200 historical markers on the island, its a lot to see on a short trip. Our guide to the markers can help you find what you are looking for – from important people to historic buildings.
Seawall Interpretive Trail
Take time to see the 70 concrete benches covered in hand painted mosaic tile that form a trail along Galveston’s historic Seawall that interpret the ecology, economy, and history of the Texas Coast.
Whimsical sculptures have replaced the majestic oaks destroyed by Hurricane Ike that once lined many neighborhood streets and shaded homes.
Turtles About Town
Get up close and personal with colorful Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle statues around the island, a public art project to raise awareness of Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles that call the Texas Coast home.