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The Freedom Walk Challenge in Galveston

Thursday, July 1, 2021 to Monday, July 5, 2021


Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau has debuted the Freedom Walk Challenge on the Visit Galveston mobile app.

Anyone can download the app for free and use to it explore five historic locations in Downtown Galveston, tracing the history of Juneteenth and emancipation on Galveston Island. And after you’ve checked in at all five locations, stop by the Visitor Information Center on Mechanic Street to pick up a special souvenir prize.

While Juneteenth 2021 may be over, the Freedom Walk Challenge in Galveston is available for free daily throughout Summer 2021 and beyond.

Freedom Walk Challenge in Galveston

The Freedom Walk is available to all and takes visitors on a tour of significant spots that retrace the steps of the Union Soldiers when they arrived in Galveston on June 19, 1865, forever marking an incredible day in United States history.

Learn more about the meaning and history about each stop on the Freedom Walk and how to download the mobile app and accept the Freedom Walk Challenge.

Photo courtesy of Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau

How to Get Vaccinated & Safely Lose the Mask

With the CDC’s announcement that most fully vaccinated people can go maskless indoors and out, many Houstonians are safely returning to normal life and activities.

The safest way to enjoy this and many other events around Houston is to get vaccinated from COVID-19 infection. Many vaccination sites across the city are allowing walk-ins, including at NRG Park and all Houston Health Department sites. Find the nearest site, including major pharmacies, by texting your ZIP code to GETVAX (438829) in English, or VACUNA (822862) in Spanish.


The app download and challenge are completely free. Download the app for Android or iPhone or learn more.

1859 Ashton Villa | Photo courtesy of Galveston Island CVB

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Thursday, July 1, 2021
Monday, July 5, 2021
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Galveston’s Historic Downtown Strand District
2300 Strand Street
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau