Galveston Historic Tour
AIA Sandcastle Weekend: Galveston Historic Tour
August 13, 2023
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Galveston, TX 77550
Brought to you by the 2023 36th AIA Houston Sandcastle Competition
New this year! AIA Sandcastle presents: Galveston Historic Tour!
August 13, 2023 | 2 - 4 pm
Cost: $15/person | All ages are welcome to attend.
Tour Start Location:
Historic Hendley Building, 2002 Strand, Galveston TX 77550
in the Galveston Historical Foundation Office
THIS EVENT IS PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY. REGISTRATION ENDS ON WEDNESDAY AUGUST 9TH AT 1PM
Registration will not be accepted after the deadline nor at the door.
After the competition on Saturday, stick around on Sunday for a walking tour led by renowned architectural historian Stephen Fox. This tour will primarily focus on the Strand Mechanic Historic District. The tour highlights architects and architectural accomplishments of the late 19th and early 20th century. Additional discussion will address pioneering efforts to revitalize the district and the architectural firms engaged to direct and guide that revitalization with Galveston Historical Foundation. Major landmarks, urban spaces, and interesting historical details will enlighten the tour. Contemporary plans and investments underway today in the district will indicate current thought on how to utilize the historic architecture to build a stronger economic base and tourist destination.
Restrooms will be available at beginning and end of the tour. Please be sure to bring plenty of water and an umbrella for shade. Metered and pay lots are available near the tour start point.
We hope you can join us for this fun event!