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Annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour

Historic Homes Tour Galveston 2022

The Galveston Historic Homes Tour is the first 2 weekends in May. Don’t miss your chance to view inside private historic homes.
Galveston Historical Foundation
Presented by TGRE
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11 Historic Homes on Tour
How To Get Your Pass

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Historic Homes Tour - Galveston Historical Foundation

Galveston Historical Foundation
Galveston Historical Foundation opens the doors to Galveston’s architectural history through public tours of privately owned homes during its annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour. THE GALVESTON HISTORIC HOMES TOUR,  Presented by TGRE, is MAY 7, 8, 14 & 15, 2022 Large, small, and everything in between, the 2022 tour will have something for everyone! In addition to the tours, the annual event features numerous special events, allowing guests unique experiences in many of the tour homes and historic sites across the island.
  • Visit private homes on public tours for the first two weekends in May!
  • 9 homes on tour
  • 2 new construction homes
  • Tickets start at $35 online, $40 at the door

Historic Homes Tour - Presented by TGRE

Tom Schwenk, Owner/Broker of TGRE – Tom’s Galveston Real Estate:

TGRE is proud to be the presenting sponsor for the Galveston Historical Foundation’s 48th Annual Historic Homes Tour!

“I’ve had a long history of involvement with the tour, first as a visitor in 1985, then as a volunteer in 1989. In the years that followed I’ve been a volunteer, docent, ticket taker, house chair and a sponsor. Whatever your involvement it is always a fantastic event and a great way to celebrate Galveston’s history one home at a time.”

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Visit with Tom Schwenk,
House Chair on May 8, 2022

1922 Stubbs-Garrigan Bungalow
3727 Avenue P

Contractor Charles Franks built this wood frame bungalow with inset porch in 1922 for cotton clerk Sidney Stubbs and his wife, Thelma Bagnal.

In 1941, Owen and Cora Garrigan purchased the home, Garrigan worked as a bookkeeper before he established Garrigan’s Sporting Goods at 514 Tremont.

Located in the Lasker Park Neighborhood, the family maintained ownership of the bungalow until 2007.

Visit with Robert Zahn,
Ticket Chair on May 8, 2022

1897 August. J Henck Cottage
1412 Sealy St

Real Estate broker and developer August J. Henck built this raised L-plan Queen Anne cottage in 1897.

Prominent features of this cottage include a gabled roof with dove-tail shingles and ornamental cornice brackets and original Victoria glass windows that depict the moon, stars and nautical shells.

Henck’s daughter Sadie inherited the cottage in 1931 and lived there until 1960.

LIST: Galveston Historic Homes on Tour

There are 9 historic homes on this tour this year, and a bonus of 2 new construction homes! Note: not all homes are open both weekends. Check below or the official website for more information.

  • 1874 Robert and Ellen Hughes House (523 10th Street) | Cover House
  • 1897 August J. Henck Cottage (1412 Sealy)
  • 1894 Adolph and Augusta Helmann Cottage (1314 24th Street)
  • 1896 Oscar and Mary Walker House (1318 24th Street)
  • 1906 Romanet-Glenn House (2605 Broadway)
  • 1922 Stubbs-Garrigan Bungalow (3727 Avenue P)
  • 1931 Dr. Albert and Willie Dean Singleton House (1602 Broadway)
  • 1866 Thomas and Frances Blythe House (1414 Avenue L) | Rehabilitation in Progress – 1st Weekend Only
  • 2020 Magruder Cottage (1410 26th Street) | New Construction Highlight – 1st Weekend Only
  • 1927 Dr. William and Frances Fletcher House (31 Cedar Lawn Circle) | Rehabilitation in Progress – 2nd Weekend Only
  • 2022 Plum House (2925 Ursuline) | New Construction Highlight – 2nd Weekend Only

Special Events

  • There are numerous special events happening during this year’s annual tour.
  • Choose from:
    • open air painting,
    • walking tours,
    • happy hours,
    • dinners,
    • a Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch
    • and more!

How To Get Your Tour Pass

Everything you need to know about tour pass tickets and any of the special events can be found here on the Galveston Historical Foundation website! Enjoy this one of a kind tour of amazing beautiful homes in Galveston.

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