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Address: 2328 Broadway, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551
Phone Number: 409-762-3933
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Galveston has some of the finest examples of Victorian architecture...
Galveston has some of the finest examples of Victorian architecture, including this one. Col. James Moreau Brown bought land on the corner of 23rd and Broadway streets in Galveston to build his future home. Brown designed Ashton Villa by studing several architectural pattern books and modified his building plans accordingly. The villa was built in 1858 and completed in 1859 with slaves and European craftsmen. It is considered to be one of the first brick structures in the state.
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Galveston Landmark

A part of the fiber and history of Galveston. Monument to the grandeur of Galveston's past. History buffs and antique lovers will be impressed. Children, maybe not so much.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Nani1950
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Waco, Texas
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Waco, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A part of the fiber and history of Galveston. Monument to the grandeur of Galveston's past. History buffs and antique lovers will be impressed. Children, maybe not so much.

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Stuart, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We were fortunate to be able to go here for a tour the night before Halloween! The guides were awesome, they knew their history well! Delightfully spooky that night. Had a really good time here, enjoyed it thoroughly. Absolutely gorgeous...had to make reservations in advance and they filled up fast!

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Bedford, Texas
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69 reviews 69 reviews
54 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Aston Villa was built in the 1800's and was the first brick house in Texas. The Galveston Historical Foundation saved the building some years ago but the entire house has not been restored due to the last storm damage. There are no tours of the house but the main floor is used for special events. The Galveston Island Visitor's Center... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We were in a wedding at this place and it was such a beautiful place. The landscaping was nice and fresh, the interior was so awesome. I loved this place and would love to come back after reading the history on it. Although it is known to be haunted, we didn't experience any strange happenings. http://www.hauntedhouses.com/states/tx/ashton_villa_mansion.htm

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Melbourne, Australia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
38 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

When we visited in early December, the house was not open for ordinary tours. It seems that they do run pre-scheduled group tours. As the local tourist information office is located in its grounds, it seems odd that the local body cannot organize itself so that individual tours are common place. These grand old homes are a great asset of... More 

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Austin, Texas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Great house and the tour guide had wonderful tidbits of information on the Great Storm and the day--to-day life of the people that lived there. I actually bought a book on the history of Galveston it was so fascinating....

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Corpus Christi, TX
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Another beautiful historic home that has survived some horrendous hurricanes and has remained standing and intact.

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San Antonio, Texas, USA
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10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

The Ashton Villa Mansion was not open for tours. But it's nice to walk the grounds and visit the visitor's center, which is housed inside the Ashton Villa. I also went to the Ladie's Room and that was on the back of the ground floor of the Ashton Villa. Hopefully one day I can return and it will be open... More 

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Houston
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59 reviews 59 reviews
38 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

We often have out of town company and spend lots of time in Galveston. This is one place we always visit.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Take your time to enjoy this beautiful home! It's remarkable how they built such gorgeous homes in Galveston! We enjoy the tour over and over plus driving down the city streets looking at all of the colorful homes that have been updated since the last hurricane. Fun to do!

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