St. Mary Cathedral Basilica

St. Mary Cathedral Basilica

If you’re Catholic, and don’t want to miss the Sunday Mass while you’re vacationing in Galveston, then you’re in luck! St. Mary Cathedral Basilica is a beautiful church, but more than that, it’s an important historical location that serves as the mother church of the Catholic Church in Tex

19 Feb 2019

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Rosenberg Library

Rosenberg Library

If you’re looking for a bit of indoor peace and quiet during your stay in Galveston, or you want to delve deeper into the island’s history, consider stopping by the Rosenberg Library. It’s the oldest public library in continuous operation in Texas, dating to 1900, when

19 Feb 2019

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Port of Galveston

Port of Galveston

The history of Galveston centers on its position as an important American port city. During the second half of the 19th century, it was the second-busiest port in the United States (after New York). During that time, its valuable exports included cotton and grain. After the

19 Feb 2019

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The Old City Cemetery

The Old City Cemetery

While some might find it strange to visit a cemetery while on vacation, many visitors to Galveston agree that this one is well worth a stop. While it was on the outskirts of town when first plotted, the Old Galveston Cemetery, part of the Broadway Cemetery Historic District, is nowadays right in the

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The Grand 1894 Opera House

The Grand 1894 Opera House

Just before the turn of the century, Galveston was booming as a port city, and was becoming a very prosperous place. Its residents decided that, as befits a great city, Galveston needed a truly great space for the performing arts. They invested their time and efforts into cr

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Galveston History

Galveston History

Galveston Island holds a vital place in Texas and American history, with a fascinating past befitting its status as one of the oldest cities in Texas. Galveston

22 Feb 2016

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