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Galveston Historical Foundation
Galveston Historical Foundation

GHF Properties & Attractions

Galveston Historical Foundation owns and operates many of Galveston Island‘s most beloved historic sites and attractions. GHF Properties & Attractions denoted with a * are also available for rental. For more information on al GHF properties & attractions, please contact our Historic Properties Rentals Manager, Lauraleigh Gourley, at 409-765-3402.

*1838 MICHEL B. MENARD HOUSE
1605 33rd Street

Galveston’s oldest residence and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

*1859 ASHTON VILLA
2328 Broadway

One of Galveston’s beloved Victorian residences and home to Galveston icon Ms. Bettie Brown.

*1859 ST. JOSEPH’S CHURCH
2202 Avenue K

The oldest German Catholic Church in Texas and the oldest wooden church building in Galveston.

*1877 TALL SHIP ELISSA
Pier 22

The Official Tall Ship of Texas and one of only three ships of her kind that still actively sails. Open daily to the public. Learn more here.

*1880 GARTEN VEREIN
2704 Avenue O

Originally a social club for Germans and German speakers and part of Kempner Park.

*1892 BISHOP’S PALACE
1402 Broadway

Built for the Gresham family and a National Historic Landmark. One of Galveston Island’s most visited historic attractions. Learn more here.

1903 FIREHOUSE NO. 3
2828 Market Street

First firehouse in Galveston to integrate with African American firemen. Learn more here.

*1904 G, H & H DEPOT
3304 Market Street

One of the “handsomest and most substantial of its kind,” this site was originally owned by the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad, commonly known as the “Katy”.

ROSEWOOD CEMETERY
2826 23rd Street

Galveston’s first burial ground designated exclusively for African Americans, founded in 1911.

GHF OFFICES AT THE 1860 HENDLEY BUILDING
2002 Strand

Administrative offices for GHF located in the oldest commercial building in Galveston.

GHF Properties & AttractionsGHF OFFICES AT THE 1940 SEARS BUILDING
2228 Broadway

Home to GHF’s Architectural Salvage Warehouse and staff offices. The building also houses other private businesses and non-profit offices.

GHF Properties & Attractions*HENDLEY GREEN
2028 Strand

Downtown Galveston’s newest park and only greenspace! Located next to the historic Hendley building and in The Strand National Historic Landmark District.

GHF Properties & Attractions*SEAGULL II HISTORIC HARBOR TOURS
Pier 21

50-foot twin-engine motor vessel used for harbor sight-seeing excursions. Learn more here.

GHF Properties & Attractions*MENARD HALL
3302 Avenue O

Part of the larger Menard Complex and used as a private event venue.

GHF Properties & AttractionsPIER 21 THEATER
Pier 21

Featuring three documentaries on early Galveston life and the Great Storm of 1900. Learn more here.

GHF Properties & Attractions*TEXAS SEAPORT MUSEUM
Pier 22

Home to the 1877 ELISSA and features numerous exhibits, a gift shop, and more. Learn more here.

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