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Address: 2328 Broadway St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-4642
Phone Number: +1 409-789-9911
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Galveston Historic Tour provides daily driving tours of historic Galveston...

Galveston Historic Tour provides daily driving tours of historic Galveston on a 12 passenger electric shuttle. This sight seeing tour gives visitors an overview of Galveston's history, sights, and attractions. The live narrated tour also includes local shops and restaurants, so guests will know where the locals go. During this hour long tour, guests will also drive by sights including the Broadway Mansions, Historic Downtown, the Harbor, Victorian Homes, and Tree Carvings. For more information on our daily, group, private, step on, and special monthly tours, please click the Tours link above, and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

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Very Interesting Tour

Great time for history enthusiast. We took the tour as a Mothers Day girls weekend. Lots of fun. Wear comfy shoes!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Lufkin, Texas

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Lufkin, Texas
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great time for history enthusiast. We took the tour as a Mothers Day girls weekend. Lots of fun. Wear comfy shoes!

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San Antonio
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We read about a guided tour of Galveston given by a history teacher. We went to the Visitors Center at got information to contact guide. He picked us up there in a long golf cart vehicle. The tour was very informative and gave us the history of the city and pointed out historic buildings, architecture, monuments and the tree sculptures... More 

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Longmont, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to Galveston many times, but this was the first time I'd ever taken the historic tour. I loved hearing about the history of the island and learn about its districts, wharfs, museums, historical houses and more. Our guide was local who have us great dining recommendations. This is a great way to get acquainted with the island as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely go on the historic tour of Galveston which sets off at the visitor center each day. It's worth it!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

We purchased a Groupon for this tour and were so glad we did! We were there in August (so it was HOT & HUMID!), but once you got going, the breeze on the open air "golf card" felt nice. Our guide (I think his name was Joseph?) was excellent. He zoomed us all over the historic part of the city... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

Excellent tour for the money, the knowledge and experience. My husband and I really enjoyed it. We road on a tour guide cart with plenty of room. The tour guide was very upbeat and knowledgable.

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North Ridgeville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

We kinda found this by accident ,it was very informative and very cheap. 12 seat golf cart tour thru the city of Galveston. I would highly recommended this tour if your wanting to see the town and learn about the 2 hurricanes that came thru.

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Oklahoma City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

Our 8, 10, & 12 year old grandchildren loved sitting in the back while dad, and grandparents were up front. We had pretty much seen most of the area but the historic information given was super and our guide showed us more tree sculptures that we hadn't found on our own. The tour operator called to let us know the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

I went on a one hour tour in Galveston, TX. The tour gave a summary of Galveston's history. I was fascinated by the tree carvings that a sculpture artists carved the dead tree stumps of the trees that was destroyed by Hurricane IKE. The sculpture artists did an incredible job. I recommend this amazing tour.

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Thank mcalip1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

Beautiful, colorful, picturesque homes preserved for years to come. Made for a lovely drive. A step back in time.

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