Galveston Historical Foundation opens the doors to Galveston’s architectural history through public tours of privately owned homes and special events on May 4, 5, 11 & 12, 2019.

“The annual homes tour highlights the island’s architecture crossing decades of construction and design as well as houses both large and small. Galveston offers a unique collection of late 19th and early 20th century houses that will intrigue visitors and captivate historic house buffs. Come join GHF and these homeowners as we welcome visitors from across the country to experience historic Galveston of the past. – Dwayne Jones, GHF Executive Director

2019 HOUSES ON TOUR


Tours can begin at any of the houses on tour. Guests can visit them in whatever order they choose.

  • 1873 August Roemer Tenant House – 1416 Sealy
  • c.1881 James and Amelia Byrnes House : Rehabilitation in Progress – 2113 Ball
  • 1887 Conrad and Henrike Lenz House – 1807 Avenue L
  • 1891 Allan and Lulu Cameron House – 1126 Church
  • 1901 Lucas Terrace – 1407 Broadway
  • 1915 Peter and Augusta Nielson House – 1711 Rosenberg Avenue (25th)
  • 1922 Iacopo Niccolai Tenant House – 2416 38th
  • 1903 (built) / 1923 (rebuilt) Peter and Anna Serini House – 1810 Avenue N ½

41 Responses

  1. Gerri

    How would you suggest that a large group (40-50 people) coming by bus from the Houston area arrange touring the homes?

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  2. Andromeda flores

    Do you pay to tour each individual house or is the 25-30 to tour all the houses on the list?

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  3. Clarence

    I have my tickets for the home tour… where do I find a list of all the addresses?
    Thank You, looking forward to the tour.

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  4. Betty Martin

    Maybe next year you could have a printable map with the locations of the homes indicated? With the map on your site I can click and see the location of the homes, but I would love a map to carry with me. I know I’ll get the book at the first site, but I have to get to the first site.

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  5. Jen Leiendecker

    On the Tenant Cottage, is the address 1309 or 1509 15th St.? I have seen two conflicting addresses on different spots of your information given. Thank you for clarifying!

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  6. Judy Kirby

    The tours for 2017. Are all the homes available for touring anytime from 10 to 6 on any of the 4 days listed? We are looking at coming down May 4, 2017 and staying thru the 9th. Would we be able to tour on the 7 and/or 8th of May? Thank you.

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  7. J. Paul Hawthorne

    The Albertson House was my direct 2x great- grandparents. How would I go about learning the history of the house?

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  8. Joni

    Any more info on the 2017 home tour? I would like to attend and purchase a ticket for my friend in San Antonio (I am in Houston and we drove down together for the 2015 tour).

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  9. Beth

    Do I need to buy a ticket for my two year old or is she considered a babe in arms?

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  10. Brenda

    We would love to attend the Bishop’s Breakfast on May 07; however, there is only 1 ticket left available. Is there ever the chance of a cancellation or tickets that have already been purchased being available for sale? I would need a total of 2 tickets.

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    • Will Wright

      Brenda,

      Thanks for your message. Right now there is just one seat left at the breakfast and we are not able to add another. If something opens up we will post on this page.

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  11. Kathryn

    I I think I went to the wrong site. I paid Everbrite for my tickets. What can I do????

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  12. David Morgan

    Is there a tour guide walking the route with a group, or do you walk from house to house on your own and at your own pace?

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  13. Tiffany Kilpatrick

    Are the tours all self guided? Can you just show up and walk through or do you have to arrive when a tour is starting? If you must be at certain places at certain times to get it and view a property, will you post a list of these times for coordination purposes?

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    • Will Wright

      Tiffany, tours are docented. When you arrive to a house, they will take groups through at a time. There is no set time for tours.

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  14. Audrey

    Why can’t I print a copy of this map so I will know where I am going when I start my tour? I would like to plan my time to see the homes I really want to see and then if time permits view the others.

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    • Will Wright

      Hi Audrey,

      You should be able to print a copy of it by printing the web page. You will also receive a copy of the map inside your tour catalog. That will be available at the first house you choose to visit.

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  15. Ginger

    Can you purchase tickets at the individual homes by credit card? Thank you!

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    • Will Wright

      All homes on tour are able to sell tickets via cash or debit/credit card. You can start the tour at any of the homes and proceed through them in the order you prefer.

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  16. Brooke Dennis

    I found this page through the 2019 event’s page, however this is the list for 2018, the previous year. When will the list/map of homes for 2019 be available?

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