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Address: 2328 Broadway Street, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
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Nice tour

Nice tour about an hour long. Gives a lot of information and you can see the tree sculptures too. We did this tour first and it helped us to see other places we wanted to go to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Denver, Colorado
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Texas
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We purchased our tickets at Groupon and was able to save some money on the tickets . There was a little confusion on exactly where to meet at because there weren't any signs of the tour company nor were there any shuttle buses to be seen. After a quick phone call, we were told to go to the white gazebo.... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Nice tour about an hour long. Gives a lot of information and you can see the tree sculptures too. We did this tour first and it helped us to see other places we wanted to go to. Joseph was a great tour guide.

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Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

1 hour tram tour. Great tour guide who knew his material/history. Lots of HOUSES -- which I LOVED (so if you don't love houses, might be boring for you). Quite a big of history but mostly around the old historic homes (hence historic tour title!). Also pointed out all the tree carvings and showed us several; as well as contributions... More 

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Houston, Texas
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Out tour guide was so quirky and fun; we truly had a blast. Galveston is such a beautiful city with so much history. I definitely recommend this to everyone. I look forward to doing again. They even have a walking tour that we're interested in. The tree carvings are an added gem - so much raw talent from native Galvestonians.

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Oklahoma
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This tour starts at 9:30 by the pleasure pier. It takes you around the island and gives you historic information. This is where you can see the Bishop House and Moody Mansion. Only $10 what a deal!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We learned more about Galveston than we ever would have by just walking around ourselves. That being said, there were a few drawbacks. Our guide took more guests than he had room for. My husband and I had to sit with our 8 year old on our lap and others were expected to sit 3 in a row on a... More 

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Texas City, Texas
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

While the tour was somewhat informative, Joseph, the guide is lackluster and condescending. If you ask questions that are not part of his monologue they are shrugged off with a dismissive attitude. It is very obvious that merchants along the tour have "contributed' something to his agenda because he mentions many restaurants by name and leaves out several of the... More 

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Joltingjoe1, Owner at Galveston Island Historic Tours, responded to this review

I just want to take time to apologize for your experience on the tour. It might have been having a bad day that day, but that's no excuse. That's actually something I've been working on, and I take full responsibiltiy for my bad performance. However, I would like to address the reason I mention the places and restaurants I do.... More 

Surrey, Canada
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Go spend a weekend and see for yourself. Beautiful historical homes with well manicured lawns some properties have little history postings.Many have water leval markings from past hurricanes. Beach is beautiful there is public beach very clean Day parkings at price available at the beach. Lots of places to eat and many hotels right near the seawall.

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McAllen, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Galveston is very beautiful...all the scenic shops and buildings downtown...the trolley tracks running through town...the very beautiful old, old homes around town...the old against the backdrop of the new...the sea wall...the refreshing sea air...just awesome. I did however get a feeling of being unsafe in the respect that this town is in the direct line of hurricanes...Rita pulled a real... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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133 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We always enjoy taking a tour that gives us an overview of a city, this was one of the better ones. Small group, very comfortable ride, shady, small open air vehicle that made for a close up view of whatever we saw. The tour guide was excellent, very informative. Loved seeing all the wood sculptures.

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