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Calling All Taphophiles!!!

If you are into cemeteries, these seven cemeteries in one is a must see! It's easy to find...right... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Shreveport, Louisiana
Time stands still here

We were amazed at the beautiful grave stones and family plots. There is a lot to be learned about... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Roger R
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Broadway & 43rd Street, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are into cemeteries, these seven cemeteries in one is a must see! It's easy to find...right on Broadway and has sidewalks and lots of entrances over low coping. There are just palm trees here, very few lower trees so it's fairly easy to...More

Thank ScoutFinch59
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were amazed at the beautiful grave stones and family plots. There is a lot to be learned about the settlers and history of Galveston from this grave yard. We did not inquire, but if we go back a grave yard tour would be helpful.

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Reviewed September 8, 2018

I'm a writer so I like weird stuff, including visiting cemetaries. I like looking at the headstones, reading what's on them, looking at the dates and wondering about their stories.

Thank Nancy H
Reviewed July 15, 2018

We have family buried here and came to lay flowers. There were Texas wildflowers all over the cemetery and really gave it a sense of peace. If you get a chance, walk around and see some of the headstones and crypts.

Thank Teri J
Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

So, it’s a graveyard, but really interesting. As others have said, the wild flowers are still in bloom as of 12 May and they kinda throw off your perspective. It would take some time to walk the whole property. We went at 10 am and...More

Thank 192,019,201,920
Reviewed May 10, 2018

The city has let the cemetery go with native wildflowers. The coreopsises were gorgeous! Bright yellow! Goldfinches love the seeds! There are very old graves in the area. Interesting Texas history.

Thank cam983
Reviewed May 4, 2018

This must be a particularly intriguing site if you're a local with any interest in Galveston history, migration or genealogy. But even for an overseas tourist it makes for an engrossing stop. Having learned at the tiny migration museum on Pier 21 about the influx...More

2  Thank AllanJGJ
Reviewed April 30, 2018

Not knowing what to see, we passed this cemetery on the way in from Houston and had to stop. I love history and old cemeteries and this one is great to see. The yellow flowers were all in bloom and looked like yellow carpet. The...More

Thank Brenda C
Reviewed February 11, 2018

We spent almost an hour here looking at the headstones and statues. It is right in the middle of everything and looked so interesting we had to stop.

2  Thank Ruth S
Reviewed December 6, 2017

City Cemetery was on the outskirts of town in the early part of the 1900's - today it is smack dab in the middle of everything and one passes it traveling East into town beginning at 43rd Street. It's well worth the time to stop...More

2  Thank TedHanley
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Linda C
April 7, 2017|
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Response from marycathyjoneslmp | Reviewed this property |
There are no hours. You can go anytime. It's on Broadway, I think between 42 & 40th streets.
Jeanne B
April 1, 2017|
Response from Kimberly124 | Reviewed this property |
No, there is not. Galveston welcomes visitors to check it out. They are very proud of their heritage. there is also another Civil War cemetery in League City (about 20 minutes North of Galveston). It is located by the... More