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Rosenberg Library

2310 Sealy Avenue, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
409 763 8854
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Ranked #12 of 48 attractions in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries
Most recent review
- Jun 29, 2014
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Round Rock, Texas, United States
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50 reviews 50 reviews
20 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Near the visitor’s center was the Rosenburg Library Museum. This is still a modern public library, too, so there wasn’t any admission cost. The museum (located on the fourth level) had displays on various artifacts from Galveston’s history, much of it dealing with the turn of the 20th Century.

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Renovations after Ike storm were well designed and beautiful. The collections, exhibits, and the history museum are outstanding. Knowledgeable and friendly staff make this library a pleasure to explore.

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Auburn, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We did not expect such a museum in a library. Not only is the library worth seeing, both the new and old parts, the museum is worth seeking, as well. It's small but full of interesting bits of information about Galveston and its past. Worth a visit.

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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

Henry Rosenberg, a great businessman and philanthropist, donated his estate to this fine library filled with history and knowledge...the keys to success of all types.

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Houston, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
37 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

This is the oldest open library in the country and it is beautiful on the inside and out! It even has a little museum built into it and it is free.

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Austin, Texas
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108 reviews 108 reviews
25 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Went for a meeting and it was perfect. We got a private room that was just the right size, it was quiet (as it was a library) and the staff was very pleasant

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Grapevine, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

The top floor of the library is a museum. There are a number of interesting artifacts, paintings, large model ships, and informative photographs from Galveston's history. There's also a wonderful stained glass window. We stopped by when we were waiting for Moody Mansion to open. There is free parking across the street from the library. The library is also across... More

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Georgetown, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

I recently bought some property in Galveston, and I wanted to know more about my new house, especially its age. I visited the Historical Society on the fourth floor of the library, and the gentleman working that day was helpful and eager to help me find the answer to my questions. Turns out my little cottage survived the 1900 storm... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
36 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

The Rosenberg library is a grand building. It is one of several public buildings funded by this man. The fourth floor has one room devoted to the history of Galveston - to include its civil war battles. The information is nicely displayed and worth the seeing. When we were visiting, there was also a special art show on level 4... More

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Seattle, Washington
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56 reviews 56 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

The library building itself is a beautiful historical place! When you walk inside you feel like you went back in time! They have added a lot of features to the first floor through the restoration after the hurricane to the children's area!! It also has a huge historical museum area! Doing any kind of research is pure pleasure!

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