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East End Historic District

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Address: Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
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Combine two attractions in one trip!

We enjoy the uniqueness of Galveston and a big part of this are the homes located East of downtown. And after Hurricane Ike, you can combine viewing these home with a collection... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
texmarc
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Longview, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The East End Historic district covers a few blocks, so is easy to walk. There are information boards at regular intervals along the streets, which give a potted history of the buildings on that block. There is the usual offerings of souvenir shops, restaurants, cafes and bars. An easy way to spend a hour or two

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Longview, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoy the uniqueness of Galveston and a big part of this are the homes located East of downtown. And after Hurricane Ike, you can combine viewing these home with a collection of sculptures carved from the victims of the hurricane, the trees located in the yards of these historic homes. Go by the visitor center and pick up a... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We rode around the historic district on a segway tour. Enjoyed viewing all the homes and their unique features. Definitely worth a tour thru the area.

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Weston, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful old historic district! You need a car or some great walking shoes! There are so many beautiful streets with terrific historic houses. I wish I had had the time to take a guided tour to learn more about this amazing collection of architectural gems. The huge mansions are absolutely spectacular but so are the beautiful cottages, villas... More 

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Norfolk, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Family members are renting a house in this historic district. While visiting, we took their dogs for a walk to see the architecture and enjoy the fresh air. Many of the homes have plaques that provide a bit of history about original owners. The one being rented by our family has a plaque signifying the water line during Hurricane Ike.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

While on our Carriage Ride the driver took us through the Historic District and provided us with information on the history of the town and the homes.

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West Plains, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

To be honest, I didn't do a lot of research prior to going to Galveston as I usually do. But I learned so much while I was there, including about the few big hurricanes that have battered the island over the century or so. The historical district is such a beautiful place...and unlike so many other places I've visited, they... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Nice and pleasant stroll- the Tree sculptures are in the same area so we can catch 2 birds at the same time.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Many many old historical homes and probably the most Victorian homes I've seen outside of San Francisco. Many have been beautifully restored and yet many others are in various states of disrepair. They are painted in almost every color of the rainbow and provide an interesting blend of colors. There is obviously a concerted effort to preserve and restore as... More 

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Arlington, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Hubs n I love driving and walking the area to check out the painted ladies of Texas. There are more Victorian era homes in Galveston than anywhere else I've been in Texas. The houses are so interesting, flowering shrubs n trees are beautiful as well.

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