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Address: 2328 Broadway, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
Phone Number: 14097657834
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
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Ashton Villa is no longer open for tours.

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We held our daughter's wedding here in June 2014. We rented the entire facility for a Saturday afternoon wedding and a reception dinner, and dancing. We enjoyed the facility... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2016
Vicki R

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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We held our daughter's wedding here in June 2014. We rented the entire facility for a Saturday afternoon wedding and a reception dinner, and dancing. We enjoyed the facility. It is a bit quirky on what is allowed and where you are allowed to go. You are not allowed on the second or third floor areas except for the "loft"... More 

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Thank Vicki R
Houston, Texas
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415 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Loved it here. Love the history. Love imagining the things that went on here. I can see the parties and socialites that gathered in this place. Beautiful and stunning architecture.

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Thank survivor5804
Humble, Texas
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39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Another great Victorian Mansion, if you can I advise going to Pier 21 and seeing "The Great Storm" you will get so much more out of the homes tours. You will understand why you only see half a fence and why the lower level of the home is now underground.

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2 Thank BBtraveler19806
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed this attraction during our visit to the area last year. The name of it caught my eye but unfortunately there was no history to do with 007.

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1 Thank itchybergerac
Waco, Texas
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38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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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2 Thank Nani1950
Stuart, Florida
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70 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 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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Thank 34657Katie
Bedford, Texas
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77 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 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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1 Thank Frieda C
San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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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1 Thank Ediekens B
Melbourne, Australia
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113 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 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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1 Thank Mike255100
Austin, Texas
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 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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