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Galveston Unscripted is your podcast and audio tour for Galveston Island! Galveston Unscripted is transforming Galveston into the worlds largest free museum! Galveston, Texas is home some of Texas' most significant people, places, and historical events, and hundreds of Texas historical markers and locations!Join Galveston Unscripted and VisitGalveston.com in exploring Galveston Island's history and culture to discover what makes Galveston Island one of a kind!

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Galveston Unscripted is your podcast and audio tour for Galveston Island! Galveston Unscripted is transforming Galveston into the worlds largest free museum! Galveston, Texas is home some of Texas' most significant people, places, and historical events, and hundreds of Texas historical markers and locations!Join Galveston Unscripted and VisitGalveston.com in exploring Galveston Island's history and culture to discover what makes Galveston Island one of a kind!

    The Grand 1894 Opera House

    The Grand 1894 Opera House

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    The Grand 1894 Opera House is a cultural hub in Galveston, Texas, serving as a beacon of hope for revitalizing downtown and historic theaters across the country. It has been home to some of the most prominent acts of the time, including plays, musicals, and concerts by artists such as Anna Pavlova, Ray Charles, and Willie Nelson. The Grand is the oldest continually operating opera house in the state of Texas, and its architecture and ornate decoration make it a striking example of Victorian theater architecture. Despite facing major challenges, such as the devastating 1900 storm, the community of Galveston has worked to restore and preserve the Grand as a live performing arts venue that speaks to the city's rich history and culture.
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    The Galveston Orphans Home at the Bryan Museum

    The Galveston Orphans Home at the Bryan Museum

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    Uncover the hidden stories of the American West at the Bryan Museum, housed in the historic Galveston Orphans Home, a building with a rich history and a gateway to a bygone era. Step back in time and discover the untold stories of Texas and the American West, as you explore one of the largest private collections of its kind at the Bryan Museum.
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    Gaido's Seafood | Since 1911

    Gaido's Seafood | Since 1911

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    Established in 1911, Gaido's story isn't just about seafood. It's also about family, tradition, and a love for the island of Galveston. Established by Italian Immigrants, this restaurant has become a landmark of the seawall, Galveston, and the state of Texas. 
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    The Civil War Battle of Galveston | January 1, 1863

    The Civil War Battle of Galveston | January 1, 1863

    The battle of land and sea was short, with most of the casualties on the Union side. The Confederacy captured the Harriet Lane at Kuhn's Wharf. The Westfield struck a sandbar near modern-day Pelican Island and was intentionally destroyed by its commander to prevent the vessel from being captured and used by the Confederacy. The Battle of Galveston. 

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    The Walter Gresham Home A.K.A. The Bishop's Palace

    The Walter Gresham Home A.K.A. The Bishop's Palace

    This intricate Victorian-era castle has been cited by the American Institute of Architects as one of the 100 most important buildings in the United States. The Bishop's Palace in Galveston, Texas tells the story of Galveston's late 19th-century opulence. 

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    St. Mary's Basilica | Established 1847

    St. Mary's Basilica | Established 1847

    St. Mary's Cathedral was documented by the Historic American Buildings Survey in 1967 and, in 1968, was named to the National Register of Historic Places. Learn about her founding in 1847!

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