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1859 Ashton Villa located at 2328 Broadway in Galveston Texas
Experience real Southern hospitality during guided tours of this beautifully restored antebellum landmark. The first of Galveston's great Broadway mansions, 1859 Ashton Villa set the standard for the magnificent homes that followed. Lovely antiques, family heirlooms and original art fill the stately mansion built;t before the Civil War by James Moreau Brown, one of Texas' wealthiest businessmen, and presided over by his colorful daughter, Miss Bettie. From the Gilded Age splendor of the Gold Room to the elegant family quarters upstairs, Ashton Villa provides an intimate glimpse into the life of a prominent Victorian family. The 1859 Ashton Villa is located at 2328 Broadway. Guided tours from 10:00a.m to 4:00p.m. Monday thru Saturday, Noon to 4:00p.m. on Sunday. For more information call (409)762-3933.
Ashton Villa Ashton Villa
2328 Broadway
Galveston, Texas

Bishop's Palace
Bishop's Palace
1402 Broadway
Galveston, Texas
Bishop's Palace (1886) located at 1402 Broadway in Galveston Texas
Originally known as Gresham's Castle, the home was erected in 1886 at an estimated cost of $250,000 by Colonel Walter Gresham, a wealthy Galveston attorney. Designed by a well-known architect, Nicholas Clayton, it is built from native Texas granite, white limestone and red sandstone, all cut and shaped on the premises. Many rare woods, like rosewood, satinwood, white mahogany, American oak and maple were used for the interior, hand-carved woodwork. Massive sliding doors are unique in that the wood surface on each side of the door matches the room it faces. To see more rare items and treasures visit The Bishop's Palace at 1402 Broadway or call for information (409)762-2475.

The Menard Home (1838) located at 1605 33rd Street in Galveston Texas
Experience the charm of the Old South during guided tours of the home once owned by the founders of both Galveston and Houston. Restored to it's former beauty and furnished with an outstanding collection of Federal and American Empire antiquesm, this Greek Revival landmark again reflects the glory of it's storied past. The home is located at 1605 33rd Street, Tours are from Noon to 4:00 p.m., Friday thru Sunday. For more information call (409)762-3933.
The Menard Home The Menard Home
1605 33rd Street
Galveston, Texas

The Williams Home
The Williams Home
3601 Bernardo de Galvez (Avenue P)
Galveston, Texas
The Williams Home (1839) located at 3601 Bernardo de Galvez ( Avenue P) in Galveston Texas
Return to the days the Republic of Texas during self guided of this rare combination of a Creole plantation house and New England sea captain's home. A dramatic audio-visual program lets you share the triumphs and tragedies of life on the frontier. The home is located at 3601 Bernardo de Galvez (Avenue P), Tours are from Noon to 4:00 p.m., Friday thru Sunday. For more information call (409)762-3933.

Moody Mansion Museum (1895) located at 2618 Broadway in Galveston Texas
Restored to it's turn of the century splendor, the Moody Mansion depicts the home life of a powerful Texas family. The Moody's established one of the great American financial empires. Based on cotton, it grew to include banking, ranching, insurance, and hotels. The Moody Foundation and Mary Moody Northern Endowment are major forces in the health care, education, historic preservation and the arts. Soon after the great storm of 1900, W.L. Moody, Jr. bought the mansion from Mrs. Willis' heirs. Today, it's rooms filled with the furnishings and personal effects of the family, the Moody Mansion welcomes visitors daily. The mansion is located at 2618 Broadway. Tours are from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday thru Saturday, 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. For more information call (409)762-7055.
Moody Mansion Museum Moody Mansion Museum
2618 Broadway
Galveston, Texas

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