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Historical Things to do on a Cruise from Galveston

Taking a Cruise from Galveston? Don’t Miss out on what this Fabulous City has to Offer!

Cruise from Galveston

Cruise from Galveston

If you are taking a cruise from Galveston, you are in for an amazing treat! Galveston is a go to spot in Texas for several reasons, one being the city of Galveston is truly full of rich American history. Not only that but the local Texans just down right friendly, making this amazing city a perfect embarkation port for any cruise!

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First thing you must do on your cruise from Galveston is take consider the ferry as a means of transportation! Whichever adventure you choose to participate in while in Galveston the ferry will provide you with a fun and interesting way to travel. Sometimes it’s even quicker than driving to your location, depending on where you are wanting to go. Also, the ferry is a great way to explore the Galveston area of Texas! Now that we’ve got that tidbit out of the way, here’s our top picks of things to do and places to see on your cruise from Galveston.

Bishop’s Palace: If you love Victorian style architecture a trip to Bishop’s Palace, also known as Gresham’s Castle, is a must do! Located on Broadway and 14th, not too far from the pier, this amazing structure has seen its fair share of history. Construction on this property began in 1887 and was completed in 1893. It originally served as the home to Walter Gresham, famous lawyer and politician of his time. History claims that the Gresham’s opened their doors to hundreds of residence who had lost their homes in the Great Hurricane of the 1900, as this amazing structure was made to withstand. Gresham’s Palace was later bought by the Roman Catholic Diocese and eventually in 1963 was opened to the public. It is now owned by the Galveston Historical Foundation and is open daily to all for self-guided tours and occasionally will host special events to secluded locations of the home, such as the attic and basement.

The Strand: The Strand is a well-known site in Galveston. Here you will find just about everything; tons of shopping, great restaurants, galleries and even more historical sites. If shopping is on the agenda The Strand offers some great antique shops that have some fabulous finds. As far as the cuisine on The Strand, I’ve never been disappointed, everything is good and there is plenty to offer. In my opinion, the best part about spending time in The Strand is the historical value. It is almost like you’ve been transported back in time. Literally, American history is everywhere! Every single museum is loaded with fascinating artifacts and information. If you have the time to spend I would suggest spending an extra day or two in Galveston just to explore everything The Strand has to offer.

Tall Ship Elissa: Built in 1877 by Alexander Hall, Elissa is one of the few surviving tall ships left today. Elissa was once used to transfer goods across the ocean and is one of the few remaining original tall ships. That’s right, Elissa is not a replica but an original! What’s even more enthralling is that Elissa still sails yearly during the sea trials in the gulf. I mention a visit to Elissa prior to embarking on your cruise from Galveston because it truly is fascinating to witness how far we have come in just a little over a century.

These are just a few of the amazing historical places to visit on your cruise from Galveston. This magnificent city is full of so much more! Looking for

Cruise from Galveston

Cruise from Galveston

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