Galveston Historical Foundation
Eighteen Seventy one

Eighteen Seventy One

2002 Broadway | 409-497-2746
Open Thursday through Saturday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Please Note: We will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve. 

Galveston Historical Foundation’s Eighteen Seventy One is your stop for authentic #GalvestonHistory merchandise, selected items from our Architectural Salvage Warehouse, and more. Located in the 1860 Hendley Building, each purchase supports the programs and work of GHF.


Named for the year that the Galveston Historical Society (which would form into Galveston Historical Foundation in 1958), Eighteen Seventy One is located directly in the Strand National Historic Landmark District and next to GHF’s Hendley Green as well as other shops and storefronts throughout the Hendley Building.



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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