Guided Walking Tour in Galveston
Embark on a captivating 1.5-hour walking tour through Galveston, where history and charm blend seamlessly along the Gulf Coast. Step onto the property of Ashton Villa, a majestic mansion from the mid-19th century, and learn about the lavish lifestyle of the Brown family. Explore the delightful Normandy Inn, uncovering its transformation from a private residence to a beloved guesthouse. Marvel at the grand Charles Adams Mansion, a Greek Revival-style gem, and discover its significant role in shaping Galveston’s legal landscape. Finally, be enchanted by the elegant Lucy Hickenlooper Mansion, with its Queen Anne-style architecture and intriguing stories of the Hickenlooper family. Let our knowledgeable guides breathe life into these historic buildings and their residents, immersing you in the grandeur of Galveston’s illustrious past.
Price / 29 USD
You can pay online
18:00 / 20:00 / 22:00 hrs
1 hour 30 minutes
Included / excluded
Local tour guide
1.5-hour guided walking tour
Explore the enchanting city of Galveston, where history and charm blend seamlessly along the Gulf Coast. Today, we invite you to join us on a captivating 1.5-hour walking tour that will take you back in time, uncovering the hidden stories and architectural wonders of this beautiful island.
Our journey begins at the historic Ashton Villa, a true gem of Galveston. As we step onto the property, you’ll be transported to the mid-19th century when James Moreau Brown, a prominent businessman, built this majestic mansion. Marvel at the stunning Italianate architecture, adorned with intricate details that reflect the opulence of a bygone era. Listen closely as we delve into the fascinating tales of the Brown family, their lavish lifestyle, and their impact on Galveston’s growth.
Next, we make our way to the charming Normandy Inn, a delightful bed and breakfast with a rich past. As we stroll through its lush gardens and admire the Victorian-style facade, you’ll learn about the inn’s transformation from a private residence to a beloved guesthouse. Be captivated by the anecdotes of visitors who have graced its rooms, from writers seeking inspiration to travelers finding solace in its comforting ambiance.
Our journey through time continues as we arrive at the grand Charles Adams Mansion. Step into the shoes of Charles Adams himself, a prominent lawyer and politician, as we explore the impressive architectural details of this Greek Revival-style residence. Learn about Adams’ significant role in shaping Galveston’s legal landscape and the stories of the mansion’s former inhabitants that will transport you back to the height of Galveston’s golden age.
Meet your guide at 900 23rd St.
This tour will take place rain or shine.