Galveston Historical Foundation
Educational and Group Tours

Educational and Group Tours

Galveston Historical Foundation welcomes educational and group tours to many of their sites and special events. These programs offer a range of opportunities from TEKS aligned field trips to special rates for group admission. See below for details.


Galveston Historical Foundation offers teachers and students a large variety of TEKS aligned field trips focusing on history, math, and science. Field Trips include the 1877 Iron Barque ELISSA, the 1892 Bishop’s Palace, Historic Harbor Tours, and Marine Biology tours. For Field Trip Pre-visit packets, click the link below.

Ship To Shore Tall Ship ELISSA Marine Biology Tours


In addition to our educational offering, we also have discounted rates for groups of 20 or more to many of our historic sites. Call for more information and pricing.


We also offer numerous discounts and special rates for group tours to our special events like Dickens on The Strand and the Galveston Historic Homes Tour.

For more information on all educational and group tours, please contact us


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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