10 Sights in Galveston, United States (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Galveston, United States. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 10 sights are available in Galveston, United States.

Activities in Galveston

1. Galveston Seawall

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Galveston Seawall

The Galveston Seawall is a seawall in Galveston, Texas, that was built after the Galveston hurricane of 1900 for protection from future hurricanes. Construction began in September 1902, and the initial segment was completed on July 29, 1904. From 1904 to 1963, the seawall was extended from 3.3 miles (5.3 km) to over 10 miles (16 km).

Wikipedia: Galveston Seawall (EN)

2. City National Bank

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The City National Bank (CNB) was a bank, and the name of the historic building in Galveston, Texas, United States and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places NRHP). The bank was founded in December 1907 by William Lewis Moody Jr. (1866–1954) and the building was completed in 1920. City National Bank renamed itself the Moody National Bank in 1953 to honor the founder. The downtown building served as the Galveston County Historical Museum until 2008 when it was badly damaged by Hurricane Ike, after which the museum's assets were moved to the Galveston County Courthouse. Since then the former CNB building has been unused.

Wikipedia: City National Bank (Galveston, Texas) (EN)

3. Saengerfest Park

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The Strand Historic District, also known as the Strand District, in downtown Galveston, Texas (USA), is a National Historic Landmark District of mainly Victorian era buildings that now house restaurants, antique stores, and curio shops. The area is a major tourist attraction for the island city and also plays host to two very popular seasonal festivals. It is widely considered the island's shopping and entertainment center. The district includes properties along the south side of Harborside Drive and both sides of The Strand and Mechanic Street from 20th Street westward to 26th Street.

Wikipedia: Saengerfest Park (EN)

4. Seawolf Park

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Seawolf Park

Seawolf Park is a memorial to USS Seawolf (SS-197), a United States Navy Sargo-class submarine mistakenly sunk by U.S. Navy forces in 1944 during World War II. It is located on Pelican Island, just north of Galveston, Texas, in the United States. The park has two museum ships, submarine USS Cavalla (SS-244) and a destroyer escort, along with parts from three other vessels and offshore the remains of a former merchant ship. Other activities at the park include a picnic area and fishing.

Wikipedia: Seawolf Park (EN)

5. Texas Heroes Monument

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The Texas Heroes Monument is located in Galveston, Texas, and was commissioned by Henry Rosenberg to commemorate the brave people who fought during the Texas Revolution. The monument was built by New England Granite Works using Concord, New Hampshire, granite and bronze. The total cost was $50,000, and it was shipped before June 4, 1899. The sculptor of the monument was Louis Amateis. It is located at the intersection of Broadway and Rosenberg Avenue. It was unveiled on April 22, 1900.

Wikipedia: Texas Heroes Monument (EN)

6. Broadway Cemetery Historic District

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The Broadway Cemetery Historic District, also known as the Broadway Cemeteries, is a six-block collective of seven separate cemeteries in the city of Galveston, Texas, covering an area of 15.27 acres (6.18 ha). Multiple prominent Galveston citizens are buried in the complex. As of 2014, all cemeteries are still accepting new interments, although these are sporadic. The district has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 2014.

Wikipedia: Broadway Cemetery Historic District (EN), Heritage Website

7. USS Stewart

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USS Stewart

USS Stewart (DE–238) is an Edsall-class destroyer escort, the third United States Navy ship so named. This ship was named for Rear Admiral Charles Stewart, who commanded USS Constitution during the War of 1812. Stewart is one of only two preserved destroyer escorts in the U.S. and is the only Edsall-class vessel to be preserved. She is on display in Galveston, Texas as a museum ship and is open to the public.

Wikipedia: USS Stewart (DE-238) (EN)

8. Schlitterbahn Waterpark Galveston

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Schlitterbahn is an American brand of water parks and resorts owned by Cedar Fair. It was previously a company family owned and operated by the Henry family that was based in New Braunfels, Texas. Schlitterbahn opened its first location, Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort, in 1979. At its peak, the company consisted of five outdoor waterparks, two indoor waterparks, and three resorts.

Wikipedia: Schlitterbahn (EN), Website

9. George Sealy

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George Sealy (1835–1901) was a Galveston businessman born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He moved to Texas in 1857 to join his brother, and worked at Ball, Hutchings and Company in Galveston. During the Civil War, he served as a private in the Confederate Army.

Wikipedia: George Sealy (EN)

10. 1892 Bishop's Palace

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1892 Bishop's Palace

The Bishop's Palace, also known as Gresham's Castle, is an ornate 19,082 square feet (1,772.8 m2) Victorian-style house, located on Broadway and 14th Street in the East End Historic District of Galveston, Texas.

Wikipedia: Bishop's Palace, Galveston (EN), Website


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