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Historic Port, Pirates & Architecture Bus Tour

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US$ 25.00
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Stop At: The Strand, 2100 Strand St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1633

See ghostly videos from around the Strand, and her first-hand ghost stories in the voices and words of those who have had the paranormal experience.

Stop At: Moody Mansion, 2618 Broadway St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-4427

After a stop in the Graveyard, we pass Moody Mansion, and hear the history and it's place in Galveston evolution.

Stop At: Ashton Villa, 2328 Broadway St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-4642

After passing the Sealy Mansion and haunted Gingerbread House, we hear about the family and haunted history of Ashton Villa

Stop At: Bishop's Palace, 1402 Broadway St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-4938

Details about the role Bishops palace played in the great storm of 1900, as well as an eye-witness ghost report and other haunted happenings at the Palace. We spend a few minutes here to get a view of this majestic home.

Stop At: Port of Galveston, 123 Rosenberg Drive, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550

Learn about the history of Galveston Harbor and the importance to the economy today.

Stop At: UTMB Health Jennie Sealy Hospital - Galveston, 712 Texas Ave, Galveston, TX 77555, USA

Hear two possible explanations for the legendary "UTMB face" that keeps appearing on Bldg 71 at new locations, even after being sandblasted from the surface. See several images on the video screen in the Bus.

Stop At: The Strand, 2100 Strand St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1633

After stopping in front of legendary Pirate Jean Lafitte's Maison Rouge ruins on Harborside, we take a leisurely ride down the historic Strand in Galveston.

Stop At: The Tremont House, 2300 Ship Mechanic Row St, Galveston, TX 77550, USA

Hear how the Mitchell's resurrected this historic Hotel, the many famous visitors, and haunted history. Hear a story from a former night watchman in his own words, as well as a ghost girl story from the theatre just across from the Tremont.

Stop At: The Strand, 2100 Strand St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1633

We return to the Strand to view a video of Poltergeist activity, a lamp thrown from a counter, and painting flying off a wall at BLU, the former Panama Hotel. Followed by an incredible storm story from the Hutchins - Sealy Building.

Stop At: The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St, Galveston, TX 77550, USA

A tour of Post Office Street, including passing the Witchery, a view of the many water level markers from previous Galveston hurricanes, and a view of the Grand 1894 Opera House, with more images shown on the screen in the Bus.

Pass By: Galveston Railroad Museum, 2602 Santa Fe Pl, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1479

Learn about the history.

Pass By: 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA, Texas Seaport Museum Pier 21, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX

Learn about the ship and history.

Pass By: Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, Harborside Drive & 20th St 20th Street at Harborside Drive, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550

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Important Information
Departure Point
Galveston Visitor Center, 2328 Broadway Avenue J, Galveston, TX 77550, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Free parking at Visitors Center.
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Popular mentions
Even though I have been coming to the Island for 20 years, there was so much I didn't know about the history of Galveston. This tour is a nice mix of history, mansions, churches, a trip through the port and wharves and the driver was quite entertaining.
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We enjoyed the tour of the city and learning of it's history. However, we had to wait for the bus as the tour was delayed 90 minutes which was very frustrating.
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Response from NorthStar46359967698, Owner at Historic Port, Pirates & Architecture Bus Tour
Responded 2 weeks ago
Kathy, so glad you enjoyed the tour - we've had excellent reviews of this new tour - what day did you take this? I am not aware of any tour delays other than a 15 minute delay on our Ghost Bus Tour on Friday 27 Sep as we were delayed in putting all new tires on the bus. We are extremely proud of this tour as even the ladies who work at the Galveston Island Visitor Center (departure point for Historic tour) each commented how impressed they were and that each of them learned something on the tour. You should have my direct contact information on your reservation, I would like to learn more about this delay. Thanks again for your comments and enjoy your stay on the Island!
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We enjoyed the tour. Time well spent to get our bearings and learn much about the history of the city and the area.
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Response from NorthStar46359967698, Owner at Historic Port, Pirates & Architecture Bus Tour
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks for the review - it IS a great way to get introduced to Galveston. In fact, we've had many LOCALS go on the tour and they told us there was much they learned about the city they never knew even having lived on the Island for many years. Do check back for some of our new tour offerings!
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