We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

East End Historic District

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
Phone Number: +1 409-772-1011

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 164 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 88
  • 60
    Very good
  • 6
  • 1
  • 0
Absolutely fascinating!

To be honest, I didn't do a lot of research prior to going to Galveston as I usually do. But I learned so much while I was there, including about the few big hurricanes that have... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
West Plains, Missouri
Add Photo Write a Review

164 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 155: English reviews
West Plains, Missouri
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

To be honest, I didn't do a lot of research prior to going to Galveston as I usually do. But I learned so much while I was there, including about the few big hurricanes that have battered the island over the century or so. The historical district is such a beautiful place...and unlike so many other places I've visited, they... More 

Thank mds0701
Level Contributor
12 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice and pleasant stroll- the Tree sculptures are in the same area so we can catch 2 birds at the same time.

Thank Sara K
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Level Contributor
253 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many many old historical homes and probably the most Victorian homes I've seen outside of San Francisco. Many have been beautifully restored and yet many others are in various states of disrepair. They are painted in almost every color of the rainbow and provide an interesting blend of colors. There is obviously a concerted effort to preserve and restore as... More 

Thank JimH88011
Arlington, TX
Level Contributor
484 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hubs n I love driving and walking the area to check out the painted ladies of Texas. There are more Victorian era homes in Galveston than anywhere else I've been in Texas. The houses are so interesting, flowering shrubs n trees are beautiful as well.

Thank BeachbumAggie
Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

The East End Historic District is a fun place to see and hang out around. Lots of cute, colorful houses, restaurants and little pubs... Ate dinner at one of the Landry's restaurant... can't recall the name off the top of my head, but it was as good as any of the Landry's restaurants are...

Thank KellyJacob65
Highland Village, Texas
Level Contributor
28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Slow paced, relaxed, lovely plants in the divider of the streets. Beautiful old homes. Attractions, restaurants are all nearby.

Thank Nanci T
Paducah, Kentucky
Level Contributor
39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

I enjoyed driving through and seeing the many beautiful buildings. There are also quaint shops to visit.

Thank ldbrown3138
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Walk and looked at great architecture and historical homes. We were glad to see the survival of the revivalist! We ran into a home owner who gave us some insights on what to look for when looking at the homes. Great for a 2 hour walk

Thank kipp930
Rio Dulce Guatemala
Level Contributor
53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

I found Galveston Island HIstoric District, especially the pier, to be reminiscent of New Orleans and San Francisco on a very small scale, easy to absorb and very pleasant.

Thank iingua
Huntsville, Texas, USA
Level Contributor
48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Breathtaking old homes that have stood the test of time and hurricanes. The architecture is charming and constantly causes you to slow down or stop.

1 Thank WinterOwl

Travellers who viewed East End Historic District also viewed

Galveston, Galveston Island
Galveston, Galveston Island
Galveston, Galveston Island

Been to East End Historic District? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of East End Historic District and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from East End Historic District staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?