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East End Historic District

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Address: Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
Phone Number: 4097721011
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Beautiful Historical District

Whether walking or driving, the homes and businesses in the East End are worth seeing and exploring. I think we drove down each street at least twice (it was a bit chilly for a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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G-Patch, Texas
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G-Patch, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Whether walking or driving, the homes and businesses in the East End are worth seeing and exploring. I think we drove down each street at least twice (it was a bit chilly for a walk!). Some of the buildings have been meticulously restored and others will probably be pretty soon. We only had a few impatient drivers who did not... More 

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Galveston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Galveston with its amazing history and old buildings and homes is well worth a visit. We have both fully renovated structures, many from the Victorian era as well as those in need of some TLC. It's a wonderful experience as it is somewhat eclectic in it's character.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Galveston's Historic District is indeed quaint, with beautiful houses and gardens mixed in with small shops, locally owned. There is no strip mall, or arcade, or noisy venue. There is, however, all that and more on the main drag through town. If you've ever been to the Treme Districe in New Orleans, you will become nostalgic in Galveston's Historic District.

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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The East End Historic District is comprised of over 50 city blocks between Broadway and Mechanic Avenue on the north and south, and between 10th and 19th on the east and west. It is perfect for biking because these quiet residential streets are flat and set up in a perfect grid fashion. My husband and I enjoy biking through neighborhoods... More 

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Saint Thomas, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great way to spend a less than perfect weather day. Drive through the Victorian area to see the houses both restored and original. Spot the carvings made from the downed oak trees. Pick up an easy to follow map at the tourist center.

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Georgetown, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are SO many old, huge house here. I even bought some old windows off of someone there to repurpose.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

....a University you must visit! They have an excellent program in Preventive Medicine and Community Health. They also are involved with a lot of Aerospace Medicine research. Attended a short course here which was very interesting.

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Spring Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Drive up and down the streets, you'll see an amazing collection of original victorian homes. Many are restored, some are pretty sad. All are beautiful. Trees line the streets, people actually live in this "architectural museum."

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Kennewick
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

The eastern half of Galveston is dominated by 2 things. The University of Texas hospital, and the Historic District. Some homes are very carefully maintained while others have been allowed to rot away. It is an interesting walk or drive thru the bumpy streets. Galveston's streets are laid out in a grid pattern so navigating the historic district is easy.... More 

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Greenfield, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

If you are a lover of old Victorian Homes you will be in heaven. Just driving up and down the streets is wonderful. Many of the homes have been lovingly restored!

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