Area Items of Interest

Texas Seaport Museum, The 1877 Tall Ship Elissa &Great Storm of 1900 movie – Look for ancestors who immigrated to the US through Galveston. See the story of Elissa’s dramatic rescue from the scrap yard and restoration. Explore the decks of this floating National Historic Landmark with its 3 tall masts. Watch the short movie about the Great Storm that almost destroyed Galveston, the Wall Street of the South.

The Harbor Boat Tour - a new perspective on Galveston Bay and the historic Port of Galveston. Knowledgeably narrated tours explore the wide variety of birds and marine life that teems in the Bay. Two options are available – an educational event for high school teachers and one as a special recreational event

The Moody Mansion – a guided private tour – This magnificent 28,000 square-foot, four story home was completed in 1895. It has been fully restored and the furnishings are all original to the family and to the house. Each room on the main floor is decorated in a different style. The tour includes a history of the Moody family.

The 1894 Grand Opera House – a guided private tour – is one of the few remaining theatres of its era in Texas and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. It presents more than 35 productions annually.