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East End Historic District

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Address: Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
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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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Very nice area to walk around. Beautiful homes, and lots of informative plaques with details about some of the more important properties.

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Dallas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Stop by the Visitor's Center for a map of the beautiful Victorian houses in the East End Historic area and watch for the diamond plaques on the homes that designate the ones that survived the great hurricane of 1900! Amazing collection of large and smaller Victorian homes with gorgeous gardens and landscaping! Lots of restoration going on - thankfully to... More 

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Galveston Island, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

It doesn't matter what season, these homes are always beautiful to view. A walk, bicycle or drive is highly recommended to take in this historic district.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Pick up the brochure "Walking Tour of the East End Historic District Homes" from the Galveston Visitor's Center. You can drive or walk the district. I walked and it took a few hours, accounting for stops to take pictures and lunch at the Mosquito Café. There are over 100 stops on over 7 streets. The map provided is easy to... More 

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Address: Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston

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