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Galveston Historical Foundation

The Deep Water Jubilee

In 1890, Galveston finally received what it needed to become an economically competitive port: a 6.2 million dollar congressional appropriation to deepen the harbor. News of the appropriation sent Galveston...

Viewing of ELISSA Day Sails via SEAGULL II

Get your tickets for our harbor tour vessel SEAGULL II as she follows the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA on her annual day sail series. This special tour is 1 hour and 30 minutes in length and will trail the 142-year...

Victorian Sweetheart Tour

Galveston Historical Foundation’s 1892 Bishop’s Palace will open its doors for a special Victorian Sweetheart Tour, featuring champagne and chocolate and will include a discussion on the history of Victorian...

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Menardi Gras

Menardi Gras

Celebrate Mardi Gras 2020, supported by Tom’s Galveston Real Estate, at the site of the island’s first celebration of the annual fest in 1853, the Michel B. Menard House! Join Galveston Historical Foundation...

1892 Bishop's Palace

Spring Break at Bishop’s

oin us at the 1892 Bishop’s Palace for our new Spring Break at the Bishop’s programs. Classes are limited and are free with general admission to the 1892 Bishop’s Palace, 1402 Broadway. Courses begin...

Seaport Spring Break

Seaport Spring Break Classes

Join the Texas Seaport Museum this March for our Seaport Spring Break workshop series. Classes are limited to 20 people and are free with general admission to the Texas Seaport Museum, Pier 22 Harborside. Courses are...

ELISSA Daysail

2020 ELISSA Day Sails

Join us for a one of a kind outdoor adventure aboard the 1877 Iron Barque ELISSA! 2020 sees the Official Tall Ship of Texas return to the waters of the Gulf of Mexico for her annual day sail series. As one of the...

ELISSA Day Sail Viewing

Viewing of ELISSA Day Sails via SEAGULL II

Get your tickets for our harbor tour vessel SEAGULL II as she follows the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA on her annual day sail series. This special tour is 1 hour and 30 minutes in length and will trail the 142-year-old tall...

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