Historic Strand District GalvestonCurrently Open
The five-block business district between 20th and 25th streets in downtown Galveston is the throbbing, vibrant entertainment and shopping heart of the island. Its success is at least partially owed to the place’s proximity to the harbour. The name is taken from the eponymous district in London, and you can sure see why… every building here is so classically and beautifully Victorian! German jeweller Michael William Shaw convinced everybody to go along with his mad scheme of changing Avenue B to the Strand to appeal to the higher classes! Today, it’s a brilliant mix of antique shops, museums, art galleries, exhibits, restaurants and night clubs! The most popular attractions here include:
- The Galveston County Museum
- The Galveston Railroad Museum
- Victorian architecture
- Horse and carriage rides
- Historical markers
- An old fashioned trolley for transportation
- A giant chess set in Saengerfest Park
- The Grand 1894 Opera House in the nearby Post Office District
The district is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Also, the people watching is fantastic. Two festivals are famously celebrated here – the Mardi Gras, and Dickens on the Strand during Christmas, when everybody dresses up in Victorian clothing for a grand old time.
Historic Strand District Galveston Travel Tips
- Wear comfortable walking shoes.
- Rudy & Paco Restaurant and Bar
- Palms M & M
- Saltwater Grill
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76.82% of people who visit Galveston include Historic Strand District Galveston in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
64.52% of people start their Historic Strand District Galveston visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 6 Hrs to see Historic Strand District Galveston
73.86% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Historic Strand District Galveston