Tours are held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 5, 6, 12 & 13, 2018. Tickets are $30 in advance and increase to $35 beginning May 4. GHF members are eligible for specially priced $25 tickets, for member tickets please purchase at any home on tour (please show your member card) or visit the following retail locations:

  • The Shop at The Palace – 1402 Broadway
  • Eighteen Seventy One – 2217 Strand
  • Architectural Salvage Warehouse – 2228 Broadway
  • Houston area Randalls Stores

For general information questions, please call 409-765-7834. 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. Special event tickets are only available online.

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SPECIAL EVENTS

CINCO AT THE DEPOT
SAT., MAY 5, 5-7 p.m.

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo and tour the GH&H railroad depot! Enjoy live music, complimentary tacos, margaritas, beer, and wine while learning more about the Galveston Flood exhibit and programming that is coming soon to this amazing property.

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REHABILITATION IN PROGRESS HAPPY HOUR
SAT., MAY 12, 4-6 p.m.

See what preservation looks like firsthand at this happy hour. Enjoy complimentary beer, and wine, while seeing the amazing work that goes into each home as they are prepared for future sale as part of GHF’s Revolving Fund.

FREE WITH RSVP

HISTORY ON TAP DINNER AT THE
1883 FRENKEL HOUSE
FRI., MAY 4, 7 p.m.

Saint Arnold Brewing Company’s Executive Chef, Ryan Savoie, has been a professional cook for 25 years and a Chef for the last 12. He will bring his skills to a specially prepared dinner at the 1883 Frenkel House. Enjoy food, complimentary tour tickets, and a private tour by the homeowners as this special event.

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HISTORY ON TAP DINNER AT THE
1893 LEAGUE HOUSE
FRI., MAY 11, 7 p.m.

Chef Bass has dedicated her life to teaching and cultivating young students into amazing, world-class chefs. Her passion for teaching and love of the craft has propelled her to the top of her field inside her Galveston Community. See what all the acclaim is about yourself at this dinner in the 1893 League House!

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MOTHER’S DAY MENARD HOUSE BRUNCH
SUN., MAY 13, 9 a.m.

Enjoy a hearty brunch, music and more in Menard Hall, then take a tour of Galveston’s oldest residence, the 1838 Menard House! This returning Homes Tour event will also include a ticket to the 44th Annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour.

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BISHOP’S BREAKFAST
SAT., MAY 5 & 12, SUN., MAY 6, 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 and Homes Tour tickets.

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FREE LECTURES
In conjunction with the 44th Annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour, Galveston Historic Foundation and The Bryan Museum present the “No Home Like History: Historic Homes Tour Lecture Series.” The lectures will take place on two consecutive Fridays, May 4 and May 11, with distinguished lecturers from The Historic New Orleans Collection and Bayou Bend Collections and Gardens. The lectures will occur at 5:30 P.M. and are free for Homes Tour Ticket Holders and Museum Members. All others $5 at the door.
 Our guest speaker for May 4 is Lydia Blackmore, Decorative Arts Curator at The Historic New Orleans Collection. She holds degrees from the College of William and Mary and the Winterthur Program. Her talk, “Goods of Every Description: Shopping for the 19th Century Home” will reveal how 19th century homes were furnished and draw connections between Galveston and other Gulf Coast cities.

On May 11, Bradley Brooks, Curator of the Bayou Bend Collections at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, will explore the histories and stewardship experience with a range of homes he has cared for over his career. His talk, “100 Years in Five Homes: Behind the Curtains of 20th Century Historic House Museums” covers Galveston’s own 1895 Moody Mansion to Eero Saarinen’s 1953 Miller House in Columbus, Indiana.

6 Responses

  1. Ronda

    In the past, we have been really excited to come to the Tour of Homes. In recent years, we have been disappointed to turn away due to long lines and the wait times to tour the homes. Your information states you welcome large groups. Can you tell me, are the number of tickets being sold an unlimited amount? Or are the number of tickets sold limited to allow a reasonable number of people to actually be able to tour without waiting in lines the majority of the time? Forgive my candor but this information wil help us determine if we will make the tour this year. And we would really like to. Thank you

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  2. Gary Nowakowski

    I am trying to get tickets for the historic homes tour. None of the Randall’s stores have them. Other than the website who else has tickets? The website charges an extra fee to buy. What are my options?

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    • Will Wright

      GHF members are eligible for specially priced $25 tickets, for member tickets please purchase at any home on tour (please show your member card) or visit the following retail locations:

      The Shop at The Palace – 1402 Broadway
      Eighteen Seventy One – 2217 Strand
      Architectural Salvage Warehouse – 2228 Broadway
      Houston area Randalls Stores

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