Visit this popular museum to explore the historical highlights of Galveston Island's magnificent past. Located inside a ... More
Galveston County Historical Museum
Visit this popular museum to explore the historical highlights of Galveston Island's magnificent past. Located inside a former private bank building (1919) that features artistic design and outstanding ceilings, the museum displays artifacts relating to agriculture, naval history, mercantile history and much more.Changing exhibits provide a broad view of what was once the state's largest and most affluent county. Caught up in the spell, you might even find yourself wanting to go searching for Karankawa artifacts on the beach when you leave. This place opens at 10am from Monday to Saturday and at 12pm on Sunday.
This building is a wonderful fanciful recreation full of architectural details one would see even in ancient Rome. It has a barrel vault with wonderful classical plaster ornamentation. It is worth going to see just for itself. However getting to see the the giant prism for the lighthouse lamp is a treat as well. Best of all there is no charge. While this modest museum can be easily overlooked, it is a beauty that would not be shamed to be set in Italy. However it has displays of the famous hurricane that was directly responsible for the sea wall that provides Galveston's unique view of the Gulf. There are newer attractions, but this one is really a piece of living history! Additionally there are changing exhibits, so going back is always an option to enjoy it again and again.
This musuem is FREE to go to, and is conviently located in The Strand district, on the side of Galveston Island furthest from the Gulf of Mexico. Small building, but tons of stuff. It has so much information on the Big Hurricane's that have hit Galveston. The biggest selection of information is on the terrible 1900 Storm that destroyed Galveston; including video's, photo's, written accounts, books, etc. It also has displays about Pirates and Native Americans. At the time of our visit, it was showing Quilts from around the world. It was a wonderful experience and both my husband and I (in our mid 20's and late 20's) throughly enjoyed it.
The Knights Inn Galveston located very close to Rosenberg Library is four miles away from the Galveston Scholes International Airport
(GLS). The hotel is very few miles away from St. Mary Cathedral Basilica, Galveston History Museum, Grand 1894 Opera ...
Savory Texas style barbecue, voted the best in Galveston County, has been the main attraction at this family restaurant for
more than 25 years. Slow smoked beef, sausage, ribs and ham are all available as platters with your choice ...
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