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East End Historic District

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Address: Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
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+1 409-772-1011

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They don't make them like they used to

We took a lovely self guided walk through the district reading the histories of the homes both on markers in the homes front yards and using the Galveston Historic Societies app... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kyle B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a lovely self guided walk through the district reading the histories of the homes both on markers in the homes front yards and using the Galveston Historic Societies app. If you appreciate history, architecture and a self paced stroll then you will not be disappointed.

Thank Kyle B
Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am sure there is a guide to this are out there somewhere, wish I could have found it. Even without a guide, google helped me locate historical markers and we spent a couple of hours

Thank Candice D
Ann Arbor, United States
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

The Historic District of Galveston, Texas is remarkable. Galveston was once the largest city in Texas and the home of W. L. Moody who was the 10th richest man in the United States. The home built in the East End Historic District are excellent examples of nineteenth and early twentieth century American architecture. The district is about 10 - 12... More 

Thank Peter A
San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

We loved driving the self-tour of the tree sculptures but also found ourselves just enjoying the Historic District. Many beautiful places!

Thank BJG_70
Georgetown, Texas
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

There are quite a few houses and buildings in Galveston from its heyday as the biggest shipping port in Texas. Most are in decent shape, some restored completely, and a few are in disrepair, Several of them can be toured. We walked up Broadway from 27th St. to the beach and then back on Sealy St. We saw over 30... More 

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Bryan, Texas
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

A walk through the East End is a must. The restored homes are really lovely and those that are still a "work in progress" lend scale to the reno's. It doesn't take long, you get some nice exercise and get to see some of the islands history.

Thank Conrad1903
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

The East End Historic district covers a few blocks, so is easy to walk. There are information boards at regular intervals along the streets, which give a potted history of the buildings on that block. There is the usual offerings of souvenir shops, restaurants, cafes and bars. An easy way to spend a hour or two

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Longview, Texas
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Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

We enjoy the uniqueness of Galveston and a big part of this are the homes located East of downtown. And after Hurricane Ike, you can combine viewing these home with a collection of sculptures carved from the victims of the hurricane, the trees located in the yards of these historic homes. Go by the visitor center and pick up a... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

We rode around the historic district on a segway tour. Enjoyed viewing all the homes and their unique features. Definitely worth a tour thru the area.

Thank Kathy S
Weston, Florida
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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful old historic district! You need a car or some great walking shoes! There are so many beautiful streets with terrific historic houses. I wish I had had the time to take a guided tour to learn more about this amazing collection of architectural gems. The huge mansions are absolutely spectacular but so are the beautiful cottages, villas... More 

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