Galveston Historical Foundation

Menardi Gras!

Celebrate Mardi Gras 2024 at the site of the island’s first celebration of the annual fest in 1856, the Michel B. Menard House!

Battle of Galveston Tours

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.

New Year’s Day Open House at the 1892 Bishop’s Palace

On January 1st GHF celebrates the New Year at Bishop’s Palace with free admission 1 pm-3 pm. Complimentary champagne will be served to attendees. The tradition of an open house at the property started in 1893...

Holiday Tours of the 1892 Bishop’s Palace

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...

GHF Heritage Preservation Challenge

The GHF Heritage Preservation Challenge fuels our mission to preserve and revitalize the architectural, cultural and maritime heritage of Galveston.

Thunder & Blood: Strand Walking Tours

Galveston walking tours of crime and death on the historic Strand. Taken from newspaper and first-person accounts, #GalvestonHistory's Thunder & Blood Walking Tours recount many of the famous and infamous...