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East End Historic District

Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
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Ranked #9 of 48 Attractions in Galveston
Type: Neighborhoods
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We took a self guided driving tour through the historic district. We saw many period homes which were well kept and also some small hurricane survivor homes with the hurricane writing on them.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

the strand is all you need if you like to stroll around and people watch, everything you could look for or want to do, is right their , always a fun time in galveston texas, oh and dolphins just off the seawall, wow

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Houston, Texas
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319 reviews 319 reviews
52 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A nice drive through history. Don't miss at least part of this when you visit the island. If only these houses could talk.

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Austin, TX
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

It's a nice, compact neighborhood of historic houses. When you walk through it, be sure to look for "Great Storm" plaques on houses (denoting a house that survived the incredibly devastating 1900 hurricane), markings showing the high-water marks from 2008 Hurricane Ike (typically on houses' front steps or porch railings) and wooden sculptures crafted from the trunks of trees killed... More

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Longview, Texas
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Hurricane Ike did it's best to destroy the old historic homes on the east end of the island. Some were damaged but most have been restored to their former glory. We drive up and down the east end streets every time we visit Galveston.

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Latexo, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I never get tired of looking at these beautiful houses and hearing the stories of the families that built them. I would like to go inside every one if I could!

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Spring, Tx
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85 reviews 85 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Love to drive around the Post Office st. area and view the beautiful houses. So many have been renovated. They are remarkable! Love to look for the "carved out" trees that came up after Hurricane Ike. They are awesome!

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Galveston Island, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

No doubt a fine collection of Victorian Homes, each one with a totally different amazement (especially if you get to go inside).

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Houston, Texas
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37 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Just seeing the old houses - those still in use and those boarded up - really brings the old island back to life.With every missing shingle you have to wonder... was this IKE? we it from the 1900 storm?

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La Salle, Illinois
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

What a gorgeous neighborhood! Lots of work has been done on many of these beautiful old homes! You can really tell that people take pride and are investing in the preservation of these grand old houses. So many wonderful styles of architecture, and very colorful.

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