Tours are held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 6, 7, 13 & 14, 2017. Tickets are $30 in advance and increase to $35 beginning May 5. GHF members are eligible for specially priced $25 tickets, for member tickets please purchase at any home on tour (please show your member card). For general information questions, please call 409-765-7834.
Tickets will also be available at the following retail locations:
- The Shop at The Palace – 1402 Broadway
- Eighteen Seventy One – 2217 Strand
- Architectural Salvage Warehouse – 2228 Broadway
For group sales of 20 or more, please contact us at 409-762-2475.
Tickets may be used all four days of the tour. Tickets are not sold for individual homes. There are no discounts for children; infants in arms are free. All tickets are non-refundable.
The tour is just the beginning! Be sure to make plans to attend our special Homes Tour events during your visit. From brunches to tours and fine dining in some of the tour homes themselves, this year’s event gives you unprecedented access to some of Galveston’s most interesting residences.
* ticket comes with a complimentary Homes Tour ticket.
1916 GULDMANN HOUSE DINNER*
Friday, May 5, 2017 – 7 pm
Experience outdoor dining under the beautiful Galveston evening! Featuring a special tour of the property and a custom created dinner menu, guests will get a first-hand look at homes tour beauty. $150 per person (includes Homes Tour ticket).
1925 SWIFF & 1926 WETMORE HOUSE DINNER*
Friday, May 12, 2017 – 7 pm
A Homes Tour first! Enjoy two tour homes in this unique dining experience. Appetizers and tours will be had in the first house before moving next door for the main course and tour. $150 per person (includes Homes Tour ticket).
1979 ORTIZ PENTHOUSE HAPPY HOUR & TOUR
Saturday, May 6 & 13 – 3 p.m.
Enjoy a custom cocktail and tour in the penthouse home of Frank & Blanche Ortiz. This incredibly preserved residence was last renovated in 1979 and has been immaculately maintained with the Las Vegas style of the Ortizs. $40 per person (does not include a homes tour ticket).
Saturday, May 6 & 13; Sunday, May 7 – 8 a.m.
Kick off your Galveston Historic Homes Tour day with a specially created breakfast, served at the Gresham House dining room table. This new homes tour offering includes a complimentary post-breakfast audio tour of the 1892 Bishop’s Palace. $85 per person (includes Homes Tour ticket).
TINY HISTORIC HOMES TOUR
Saturday, May 13 – 5-7 p.m.
Visit a special selection of four tiny historic homes with food, beer and wine pairings at each stop. Galveston’s history with commissary homes and other small houses is a special story and guests will see firsthand how creative homeowners have adapted their homes (does not include a homes tour ticket).
HENDLEY HAPPY HOUR
Saturday, May 6 – 5 p.m.
Enjoy a rare peak into the restoration of this iconic Galveston building with craft beer, wine and light appetizers. Guests will be allowed onto the 3rd floor for an unparalleled view of The Strand. $50 per person (does not include a Homes Tour ticket).
MENARD COMPLEX BRUNCH*
Sunday, May 14, 2017 – 9 a.m.
Enjoy a hearty brunch, door prizes, music and more in Menard Hall, then take a tour of Galveston’s oldest residence, the Menard House! Built in 1838, this property is one of Galveston’s can’t-miss landmarks. $70 per person (includes a Homes Tour ticket).