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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 2013
Type: Libraries
Most recent review
- Jan 5, 2014
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Georgetown, Texas
2 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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53 helpful votes 53 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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Los Angeles, California
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5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Galveston Island, Texas
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23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

the woman in charge of the computers is always very rude but everyone else is really helpful. the museum within the library is great, and i love seeing the artifacts of the island's history. the children's library is awesome! and they have a LOT of DVD's to check out so it's a great, free place to entertain kids and adults.

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Houston Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

I have family who lived in Galveston during the "Great Storm" of 1900. Wanted more genealogy on the family and came here to do research. I found so much new information. They have an extensive newspaper archive on michofilm. Lots of easy to research books. Staff was very helpful in pulling items from the back for further research.

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Dallas, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

They have a great used book sales program that helps keep reading alive. While small the top floor museum has several interesting displays showing the role the harbor played in the early growth of Galveston. Small but well worth the time.

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Seabrook, Texas
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Rosenberg Library has a wealth of historical information about Galveston available either online or in the library. One of my favorite galleries is the James M. Lykes Maritime Gallery - http://rosenberg-library-museum.org/exhibits/galleries/lykes/treasure.island/lykes.htm - permanent exhibit. It has nautical artifacts from its steamship company and a beautiful art glass window depicting the Doctor Lykes, the first ship used by Lykes Line. You... More

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Mangum, Oklahoma
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Nice building with a lot of historic bids and pieces you need some time if you like to read all descriptions, it's a must when you are in Galveston, you can make it a short visit or you take your time.

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Galveston Island, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Oldest Library in Texas. A good way to find out about the history of Galveston in the early years. Built in the 1890's and left to the City by Henry Rosenberg.

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Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Third floor museum is very interesting with many relics from the Civil War era and other periods. It is free and very instructive. While you are at the library, there is a section of used books for sale on the first floor at very reasonable prices. Parking is free. There is also a newly refurbished children's section. If you need... More

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