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East End Historic District

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Address: Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
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Beautiful Collection of Victorian Homes

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Dallas
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391 reviews 391 reviews
202 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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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Saint Louis
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

There are many shops and restaurants and historic buildings to experience in this area. However we found parking very challenging. You phone it in and we were told it would cost 4-0 dollars to park for one...or 24 hours. Obviously we weren't interested in paying $40 for an hour,, plus we were later told Sunday's were free, but there is... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We took a tour of this area and loved these homes. They have been beautifully restored and we would have really enjoyed visiting during the week of the house tours. Would highly recommend. The restaurants and shops were more unique than we expected and even my husband who hates to shop, really liked walking around the old downtown area.

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Huntsville, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Not much to dislike. The pastels and bold colors look natural in their surroundings though very out of place anywhere else. There are many blocks of these old and fascinating, and expensive homes

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I was only here for a Saturday morning but I lived it so much the whole family is driving down this summer. St. John Antiques and all of the antique stores were great and the people so friendly and helpful. A must do in Galveston. Take a nice day and just walk and walk around this great area.

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Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Great way to see old Galveson. I recommend doing this tour at the start of your visit. This will allow you to go back and visit th great restaurants and shops you see. We waited until our last day to do this and so regret we didn't do it earlier. Th driver was very knowledgable.

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Hempstead, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

the majority of them maintained in excellent condition - this is the area where the tree sculptures are located, and it is so interesting to imagine living in one of these old homes.

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Arlington, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Walk the neighborhood when the weather is nice and really take in the details of the victorian architecture. The craftsmanship on the old houses is amazing. Notice the distinct doors and windows as well as the gingerbread trim on most residences. And don't forget to notice the gardens only a tropical climate can foster. Absolutely fabulous!

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