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Rosenberg Library

2310 Sealy Avenue, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
409 763 8854
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Ranked #14 of 48 Attractions in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries
Most recent review
- Sep 19, 2014
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Houston
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79 reviews 79 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

This library is located in a historical building which has been added to and remodeled from time to time. It still retains its original charm. There is a very good history collection here. Worth a visit for libary-lovers as well as those who appreciate old buildings and history.

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Austin, TX
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The top floor of the Rosenberg Library has a very nice and, most notably, free museum with interesting little exhibits on local history and Galveston culture.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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26 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The library itself is pretty average. It's open to the public so there is free admission and wifi. There is a museum on the 4th floor that is interesting if you are looking for something indoors to do.

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Round Rock, Texas, United States
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88 reviews 88 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 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
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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
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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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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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26 helpful votes 26 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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