Explore local museums virtually & in-person with Galveston Museum Week

Galveston Railroad Museum | Courtesy of Galveston CVB

Spark your inner history buff with virtual tours and special offers for in-person admission to landmarks and local museums throughout a special, weeklong version of Galveston Museum Day from Monday, January 25 through Sunday, January 31, 2021.

The third annual Galveston Museum Day has added new features for a new year, including expanding the celebration of Galveston Island’s historic hot spots to a full week, beginning Monday, January 25, 2021.

During this special weeklong event, many of the Island’s most popular and historically rich landmarks and museum destinations are brought online for virtual tours that participants can engage with from the comfort of their own home. Scroll down to check out a schedule of upcoming virtual walkthroughs on the Galveston Island Facebook.

Many of these locations are still open for in-person admission (COVID-19 safety protocols will apply), and some include special offers for those that swing through. Click here for more information.

Courtesy of The Bryan Museum

Virtual Tour Walkthroughs for Galveston Museum Week

Each day, Visit Galveston Island’s Facebook page will host a new virtual tour walkthrough that you can enjoy from home. Below is the schedule of daly tours during Galveston Museum Week.

Virtual tours debut at noon each day, and will remain viewable once premiered. 

  • 1892 Bishop’s Palace Tour | Monday, January 25, 2021
  • Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig and Museum Tour | Tuesday, January 26, 2021
  • Galveston Railroad Museum Tour | Wednesday, January 27, 2021
  • The Bryan Museum Tour | Thursday, January 28, 2021
  • 1877 Tall Ship Elissa Tour | Friday, January 29, 2021
  • Moody Mansion Tour | Saturday, January 30, 2021
  • Galveston Naval Museum Tour | Sunday, January 31, 2021
  • The Grand 1894 Opera House Tour [Encore] | Monday, February 1, 2021

Click here for more information on participating museums.

1892 Bishop’s Palace | Courtesy of Galveston CVB

Virtual & In-Person Galveston Museum Week 2021

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.

The 1877 Tall Ship Elissa | Photo: Justin Jerkins/365Houston

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