47th Annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour

Dr. Frederick and Adelaide Fisher House, Built 1888 | Courtesy of Galveston Historical Foundation Explore historic architecture and pull up a seat at exclusive events at the 47th Annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour, taking place on weekends from Saturday, May 1 through Sunday, May 9, 2021. Throughout four days in […]

Dr. Frederick and Adelaide Fisher House, Built 1888 | Courtesy of Galveston Historical Foundation

Explore historic architecture and pull up a seat at exclusive events at the 47th Annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour, taking place on weekends from Saturday, May 1 through Sunday, May 9, 2021.

Throughout four days in early May, the Galveston Historic Homes Tour invites guests to enter ten of the Island’s most prominent, historically-rich residences—many of which are privately-owned homes and typically closed to the public. Explore the ten homes featured in this year’s tour.

In addition to these special tours, a slate of dining, social, and exclusive events provide an opportunity to deepen the experience of these remarkable dwellings.

Order tickets or learn more on the Galveston Historical Foundation website.

League-Kempner House, Built 1893 | Courtesy of Galveston Historical Foundation

Special Events

The 47th Annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour returns to in-person tours and events, allowing for guests to enjoy some of the homes on display with specialty drinks and appetizers (Broadway Beauties Tour on Friday, April 30, 2021), as well as award-winning chef–curated dinners that provide an intimate culinary experience within an architectural wonder (History on Tap Dinners on Friday, April 30, 2021 and Friday, May 7, 2021).

A special Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch on Sunday, May 9 will be hosted by the 1880 Garten Verein, providing a unique venue and memorable occasion to celebrate mothers.

And on Saturday, May 1, guests can enjoy craft beer during a Harborside Happy Hour in the shadow of the 1877 Tall Ship Elissa, accompanied by the visiting Tall Ship Nao Santa Maria, a square sail vessel that recalls the seafaring tradition of the 15th century.

Finally, Saturday, May 8 marks the return of the annual juried art show, Outdoor Painters Society’s Plein Air Southwest, which features the work of more than 40 artists who have attempted to record history across the island in the form of paintings created during the Galveston Historic Homes Tour.

Learn more and purchase tickets on the Galveston Historical Foundation website.

47th Annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour

Social Distancing & COVID-19

As we enter into the vaccination phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, medical experts still advise that we have a way to go before we achieve herd immunity and can safely resume pre-pandemic activities. In the meantime, you can remain vigilant in protecting yourself against the coronavirus by continuing to wear face masks when in public spaces, practice social distancing of at least six feet, limit your touching of surfaces, and frequently use hand sanitizer or soap and water to keep your hands clean.

While the Governor of Texas has lifted mandatory mask orders and capacity limits, most businesses are still requiring face masks to enter and enforcing reduced capacity. Familiarize with your destination’s policies ahead of time and please respect their public safety precautions.

Tall Ship Nao Santa Maria | Photo courtesy of Galveston Historical Foundation

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