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East End Historic District

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Address: , Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
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The historic district is well signposted so we parked and walked a few blocks during early evening. I think this was a good time to visit as it was fairly quiet. It was nice to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The historic district is well signposted so we parked and walked a few blocks during early evening. I think this was a good time to visit as it was fairly quiet. It was nice to see homes in various stages of refurbishment and lovely to see these historical homes being valued.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My kids started out by groaning about this but by the end they enjoyed. Use the online map guide. Some are hard to spot. Cool use of downed trees. Want to go back to see the ones we missed :)

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Sioux City, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I would imagine this area would be very packed with cars and tourists during certain times of the day. We drove around just prior to lunch on a Tuesday. It wasn't real crowded but still, this is a residential area with narrow roads, locals trying to enjoy their homes, construction workers, etc. While I totally enjoyed looking at the homes,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Fantastic area with some really well restored homes. The general area has vastly improved form years ago and they have taken the time to do it up nicely.

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Rusk, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We enjoyed getting to go to all the shops and see more of the history and "culture" it was really neat. We really liked the candy shop.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

There are many houses that survived the 1900 hurricane that destroyed Galveston. We were given a map, and we drove slowly ( there is SO little traffic) around the neighborhoods and took in the Victorian beauties that are on the Historic Registry. Not to be missed.

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Tyler, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I like to look at historical sites, drive around and look at the surrounding history and do research before I get there to know what I'm looking at.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

If you're into historic Victorian houses then there are a lot to see in the East End Historic District of Galveston. Unfortunately, they are mixed in with some run-down places needing a lot of repair which kind of stifles the romance. The roads can be a bit rough, some under reconstruction and many needing repair. On busy days it can... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Please try and visit this area if you can, we parked a little out of the Historic area and could park free for a couple of hours. Please be careful where you park on the roadside as there is a parking warden checking cars have paid. The houses and shops are beautiful and some have been left in disrepair since... More 

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Van Buren, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We rented a golf cart and it was the perfect way to cruise the blocks of beautifully renovated turn of the century mansions. So happy to see so many of them brought back to their original beauty! Great for nature lovers too... lot of gorgeous landscaping.

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