Galveston Historical Foundation

“You’re History!” October Events

1859 Ashton VillaFor an island that is no stranger to the strange, this Halloween season Galveston Historical Foundation is offering a breath-taking roster of uniquely created events for adult and youth alike. “The island is a treasure of haunted stories and spooky places,” states GHF Executive Director, Dwayne Jones. “Our rich history and fascinating buildings are ideal for a truly unique Galveston Halloween event experience.”

1859 Ashton VillaGhost Tours at the
1859 Ashton Villa
Oct. 19, 24, 25 & 30 @ 7 & 8:15 p.m.

Join your guide for a rare and unprecedented tour of the home as you hear about the early days of Galveston’s formation and exceptional life, and possible after-life, of the home’s Miss Bettie Brown.

Seagull II Harbor ToursHaunted Sunset Cruises on Seagull II
Oct. 12, 19 & 26 5:30-7 p.m.
$20 Adults, $17 Youth (6-18), Children (5 & Under) Free

Enjoy a narrated exploration of Galveston’s historic bay on these special hour and a half long, BYOB cruises. Hear the haunted history of Galveston and the port along with unmatched sunsets and sightseeing.

1892 Bishop's Palace Lanternlight ToursLantern Tours of the 1892 Bishop’s Palace
Oct. 24, 25 & 26 @ 7 & 7:30

From bananas on board to whistling up a storm, this special hour long guided tour will delve into the supernatural world of nautical know-how!

1838 Menard House1838 Menard House Trick or Treating
October 31 from 5-7 p.m.

Galveston’s oldest residence opens its gates for one night of ghostly fun. Bring your kids by for treats. Free for all, be sure to bring your ghost hunting equipment!


About Galveston Historical Foundation

Galveston Historical Foundation (GHF) was formed as the Galveston Historical Society in 1871 and merged with a new organization formed in 1954 as a non-profit entity devoted to historic preservation and history in Galveston County. Over the last sixty years, GHF has expanded its mission to encompass community redevelopment, historic preservation advocacy, maritime preservation, coastal resiliency and stewardship of historic properties. GHF embraces a broader vision of history and architecture that encompasses advancements in environmental and natural sciences and their intersection with historic buildings and coastal life and conceives of history as an engaging story of individual lives and experiences on Galveston Island from the 19th century to the present day.

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