Old City Cemetery

Old City Cemetery, Galveston

Old City Cemetery
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Lisa K
33 contributions
Nice and Interesting
Jun 2021 • Family
This was such an interesting visit to a unique cemetary in the middle of Galveston. I enjoyed a stroll through this cemetary.
Written June 18, 2021
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sue hicks
Fort Worth, TX40 contributions
Full bloom
Apr 2021
This was a very interesting stroll through old headstones. The best part was the full bloom of the wild flowers. This added an amazing sight. I have never seen a cematary with wild flowers.
Written April 30, 2021
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cassira12
Fort Worth, TX64 contributions
A must see on the island!
Feb 2021
Beautiful cemetery in the middle of the island. A must see if you will be staying for a while, they even have ghost tours.
Written February 15, 2021
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Marcelyn N
Canton, TX101 contributions
If you love old cemeteries
Feb 2021 • Couples
We took a few minutes on our way out of town and stopped at this old cemetery. Very cool and historical. We had read about the fact some structures were still very low after the city was built up and it was true!
Written February 10, 2021
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Mark D
Weatherford, TX623 contributions
It's more than a dead end.
Nov 2020
We were very surprised that there is no wall protecting this cemetery. If you're into history, you'll enjoy roaming the tombs. Not in the best part of town, but people no one's complaining.
Written November 23, 2020
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1234texas
Dripping Springs, TX2,084 contributions
For a town this size, it is huge with impressive monuments and structures
Jun 2020
A cemetary is a great place to do a historic walk--you learn so much about the city and and the people/families that made it great. Galveston was at one time known as "The Wall Street of the South" for good reason--cotton, financial empires, and trade. It was a major port city until it was surpassed by Houston. During that time, the city grew and was very prosperous. The mansions in the city are a real testament as to the great wealth of many families--who are buried here.

As cemeteries go, this one is a good one; well maintained, attractive sculptures and buildings, and easy to navigate. The street noise from Broadway is the only distraction!

You will easily find this on the south side of the main street into the city. It is well worth a little time to admire it.
Written June 16, 2020
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pjmomChicago
Chicago58 contributions
If you're a history buff, this is the place for you!
Feb 2020
I walked through this cemetery several times in the last couple of weeks and find it so fascinating. It's beautiful, it's sad, and it's historically significant. Hours well spent!
Written February 11, 2020
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James S
11 contributions
Interesting Walk
Feb 2020
Well maintained and worth an hour to walk through the grounds for a sense of the history of Galveston Island.
Written February 9, 2020
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Debra T
8 contributions
Love old cemeteries
Dec 2019
Very old. Love looking at the headstone. Drove by for years and finally stopped today. I’m glad I did.
Written December 29, 2019
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Davie65
Calgary, Canada216 contributions
interesting to walk through
Nov 2019
As far as cemeteries go this is a very interesting one to have a nice walk through. It is pretty clean and well kept. Lots of people going back to the 1800's
Written November 8, 2019
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