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Galveston Island Historic Tours

2328 Broadway Street, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
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Ranked #10 of 39 Activities in Galveston
Type: Tours
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Bedford, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Four of us girl friends went to Galveston for a fun weekend and to explore the island. We decided to take the tram tour offered by Galveston Island Historic Tours and boarded the tram at the Galveston Visitors Center at Aston Villa. Our tour guide Joseph was very knowledgeable of the history of the island and pointed out many historic... More

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Houston, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

As a native Houstonian I have been going to Galveston forever. This time I decided to go as a tourist. This was an inexpensive tour and the young man who gave the tour was packed with information. Me and my grandkids enjoyed it a lot.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My two children and I took the tour which lasted about an hour. Joseph was friendly but monotonish. It was interesting to hear about the area and see the tree carvings. It was worth the money and we learned a lot on our first day and first ever visit to Galveston.

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Round Rock, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This was a golf-cart pulling us along, and it had a cover to provide shade. Could’ve used cup holders, as I had to use my feet to keep hanging on to my water bottle. The tour zig-zagged all over the downtown area, from the historic “Strand” district, to the eastern end (which was a bit less affluent). Most of the... More

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Corsicana, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We wanted to see the tree carvings , this was the easiest and most informative trip. Information on the founding families, their homes and the old building in town was just a surprising plus.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Love it, love it. Was great. Very informative and interesting. just give a try. Do not miss when you are in the Galveston area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend at the time took me on a date to do the tour. . we had the best time relaxing listening to the tour guides and just site seeing all of the gorgeous homes. You could say it was a very memorable day since that was the day my boyfriend proposed to me.

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

we had a similar experience with guide Joseph on 10/22 in the morning touring historial sites. He was lack luster, with one word responses . Build as a "history teacher " he was dull ! dull dull. Very disappointing.

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We took this tour last weekend with family. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and it was clear that he loves what he does. The tour lasted a little over an hour. I recommend this tour if you want to learn more about the history of Galveston Island.

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Carbondale, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

My husband and I went on this tour while on our honeymoon. We were actually the only people on the tour at the time but we had a great time. The driver, Joseph, was very knowledgeable about the island and its history. He spoke very clearly and told interesting stories about the people who founded Galveston and the history of... More

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