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Explore Historic Galveston

Along with being the location of Moody Gardens, the historic city of Galveston is renowned for fresh seafood, waterfront activities and festivals, and its annual Mardi Gras celebration. However, many visitors are unaware that much of The Strand, one of Galveston’s historic neighborhoods, is a survivor of the 1900 Storm, one of the worst natural disasters in the history of this country. Today, The Strand, designated a National Historic District, proudly shows its vintage style in the Victorian architecture that also graces the galleries, shops, and restaurants of its historic neighborhood.

Also nearby are a variety of interesting museums, including the Galveston Island Railroad Museum, with one of the largest restored railroad collections in the country. The Pier 21 Theater, offers guests a showing of the documentaries “The Great Storm”, “The Pirate Island of Jean Lafitte” and “Galveston: Gateway to the Gulf.” The Texas Seaport Museum allows visitors to search historic immigration records, and the 1877 Tall Ship Elissa was named by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of America’s treasures.   

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Publication Date: 2018-09-03

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