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A little about Galveston

Galveston offers 32 miles of relaxing beaches, superb restaurants, top resort hotels, marvelous downtown shopping, numerous antique stores, incredible art galleries, fabulous entertainment and one of the largest and well-preserved concentrations of Victorian architecture in the country. Galveston is a small romantic island tucked deep within the heart of south Texas possessing all the charm of a small southern town and just 40 minutes south of the fourth largest city in the United States. At 32 miles long and two and a half miles wide, most residents can't remember the last time they visited the mainland and, if circumstances permitted, they would never leave. From soft sandy beaches to famous 19th century architecture, the island is surrounded with incredible history and unique beauty.

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The history of Galveston

Galveston Island was originally inhabited by members of the Karankawa and Akokisa tribes who called the island Auia. The Spanish explorer Cabeza de Vaca and his crew were shipwrecked on the island or nearby in November 1528, calling it "Isla de Malhado" ("Isle of Doom"). They began their years-long trek to Spanish settlement in Mexico City. During his charting of the Gulf Coast in 1785, the Spanish explorer José de Evia named the island Gálvez-town or Gálveztown in honor of Bernardo de Gálvez y Madrid, Count of Gálvez. During the American Civil War, Confederate forces under Major General John B. Magruder attacked and expelled occupying Union troops from the city in January 1863 in the Battle of Galveston. In 1867 Galveston suffered a yellow fever epidemic; 1800 people died in the city. These occurred in waterfront and river cities throughout the 19th century, as did cholera epidemics.

Contact Information

Address:
2228 Mechanic St #101
Galveston, Texas
77550

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Businesses in Galveston, Texas

Here is a collection of local Galveston, Texas businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.

 

Affaire d'art International Fine Art Gallery

Art

International Fine Art Gallery

 

Galveston Art League Gallery

Art

The oldest art league in Texas

 

John Ford Jewelers

Jewelry

Jewelry that is uniquely yours

 

John Ford Jewelers

Jewelry

Jewelry that is uniquely yours

 

Coastal Dreams Bed & Breakfast

Lodging

Personal attention, special touches

 

Coastal Dreams Bed & Breakfast

Lodging

Personal attention, special touches

 

Coastal Dreams Bed & Breakfast

Lodging

Personal attention, special touches

 

Coppersmith Inn

Lodging

Romantic Victorian Bed and Breakfast

 

Coppersmith Inn

Lodging

Romantic Victorian Bed and Breakfast

 

The Mermaid & The Dolphin

Lodging

The former Texas Governors Mansion

 

The Mermaid & The Dolphin

Lodging

The former Texas Governors Mansion

 

The Villa Bed & Breakfast

Lodging

A charming Mediterranean style home

 

The Villa Bed & Breakfast

Lodging

A charming Mediterranean style home

 

Hendley Market

Museums / Attractions

Eccentric collection of global oddities

 

Bayou Bistro

Restaurants

Quaint, small bar and restaurant located in Bayou Vista

 

La King's Confectionery

Restaurants

A 1920's soda fountain serving malts, shakes, ice cream sodas

 

Nonno Tony's World Kitchen

Restaurants

Italian, Asian fusion, Creole and traditional American fare

 

Porch Cafe

Restaurants

Food to be savoured

 

La Moda Salon and Day Spa

Services

Offering clients a professional service in a peaceful environment

 

Affaire d'art International Fine Art Gallery

Shopping

International Fine Art Gallery

 

Big House Antiques

Shopping

Investment quality American and European antiques

 

Big House Antiques

Shopping

Investment quality American and European antiques

 

Galveston Art League Gallery

Shopping

The oldest art league in Texas

 

ha.ba's

Shopping

Fun, affordable fashion

 

Hendley Market

Shopping

Eccentric collection of global oddities

 

Nefertiti

Shopping

Nefertiti offers casual and dressy clothes for women

 

The Admiralty Gallery

Shopping

Ocean Discoveries and much more!

 

The Admiralty Gallery

Shopping

Ocean Discoveries and much more!

 

The Emporium at Eibands

Shopping

An impressive array of antiques and collectibles

 

The Emporium at Eibands

Shopping

An impressive array of antiques and collectibles