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.
1605 33rd Street
Galveston’s oldest residence and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
One of Galveston’s beloved Victorian residences and home to Galveston icon Ms. Bettie Brown.
Originally used as an office for a coal yard and one of the oldest buildings on The Strand. LeClere was the brother-in-law of Michel Menard, one of the founders of Galveston.
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.
Built for the Gresham family and a National Historic Landmark. One of Galveston Island’s most visited historic attractions. Learn more here.
2828 Market Street
First firehouse in Galveston to integrate with African American firemen. Learn more here.
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”. Learn more here.
2219 Market Street
Located in the Central Business District and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it’s recognized as one of the city’s most important early 20th-century buildings. Learn more here.
3503 Avenue K
Thomas Henry Borden saved this tree during the grade-raising of the island. He built a dike around the tree and kept the roots flushed with freshwater he carried from nearby cisterns.
Constructed in 1912, the Texas Ice & Cold Storage Company was designed to produce over 70 tons of ice per day. After the building was demolished in 1978, the smokestack was donated to GHF.
Administrative offices for GHF located in the oldest commercial building in Galveston.
Downtown Galveston’s newest park and only greenspace! Located next to the historic Hendley building and in The Strand National Historic Landmark District.
Calvary Cemetery, 2506 65th St.
The Oppermann mausoleum has been in the family for over 130 years. Due to its historical value, the family offered the mausoleum as a gift to GHF. Learn more here.
2826 23rd Street
Galveston’s first burial ground designated exclusively for African Americans, founded in 1911.
Downtown public space and home to numerous festivals and events. Learn more here.
50-foot twin-engine motor vessel used for harbor sight-seeing excursions. Learn more here.
25th and Strand
22nd & Strand
This cast iron clock from the turn of the 19th century was installed in 1989 after it was found in a San Antonio warehouse.
Home to the 1877 ELISSA and features numerous exhibits, a gift shop, and more. Learn more here.
Tremont House, 2300 Mechanic
This hand-carved mahogany bar was originally part of Henry Toujouse’s Stag Hotel. A century later, his bar was donated to GHF and is on permanent loan to the Tremont House.