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Kid’s Activities at Dickens on The Strand

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is one of the world's most beloved stories for a reason. Its message of forgiveness, humanity, and acceptance has connected with adults and children alike for over 176 years...

Breakfast With Dickens : Dickens on The Strand

The great-great-granddaughter of Charles Dickens, Jane Monk, isn’t just coming to this year’s event to take in the sights and share in her heritage, she’s also there to enjoy a traditional English breakfast...

The Dickens Soiree : Dickens on The Strand

Featuring specialty acts, award-winning performers and a carefully curated food and drink menu, the Dickens Soiree is not to be missed!

Dickens After Dark : Dickens on The Strand

Holders of this limited ticket will gain access to a specially curated evening of art, music, and performance inside the historic 1878 First National Bank Building located within the Dickens on The Strand...

The Queen’s Feast : Dickens on The Strand

AN EVENING FIT FOR QUEEN AND KING! Dickens on The Strand favorite returns! The Queen’s Feast features a four-course meal, a special reading from Ollie Dickens of A Christmas Carol, a champagne toast to...

Queen’s Christmas Tree Lighting

Hendley Green and Eighteen Seventy One are coming together to offer a day of family-friendly fun on Saturday, November 23 from 2 to 7 p.m. Children of all ages are encouraged to bring their letters to Santa...

Bishop’s Palace Awarded Texas Preservation Trust Fund Matching Grant

GHF’s 1892 Bishop’s Palace was recently awarded over $66,000 from the Texas Historical Commission (THC) through their Texas Preservation Trust Fund (TPTF) matching grant.

Dickens on The Strand VIP Contest

Enter today to win our Dickens on The Strand VIP Contest. One lucky winner will enjoy an overnight stay, festival tickets, parade access, and more!

Protecting Historic Coastal Cities

Understanding how coastal communities around the world have adapted to these challenging environments can help identify not only the strategies to better prepare our vulnerable cities, but also the attitudes...



Dickens on The Strand Entertainers

Dickens on The Strand

DICKENS ON THE STRAND RETURNS – DECEMBER 6-8! Brush off your bowlers and prepare your petticoats as Galveston Historical Foundation presents the 46th annual Dickens on The Strand. Held the first weekend in December, the...

Bishop's Palace Christmas Tour

Bishop’s Palace Christmas Tours

Step into the 1892 Bishop's Palace for this special tour highlighting the National Historic Landmark's holiday decorations! Featuring six Christmas trees, live greenery, Poinsettias and more, you'll learn about the...

Champagne Reception : Dickens on The Strand

Each year, Dickens on The Strand invites descendants of the festival’s namesake to the island. Welcome them with a special Dickens Champagne Reception, held in the 1892 Bishop's Palace on Thursday, December 5 from 6...

Travis Linville

Travis Linville Acoustic at 1858 St. Joe’s

gifted instrumentalist and songwriter, acclaimed musician Travis Linville will perform at 7 p.m. at the 1858 St. Joseph’s Church, 2202 Avenue K, on Wednesday, January 15. Tickets are $20 per person and available...

Battle of Galveston

Battle of Galveston Walking Tour

Join historian, Ed Cotham, for a walking tour of the Battle of Galveston as he shares its history and offers access to view it from rare locations.

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