Galveston Museum Week: This is how to make the most of the virtual, in-person events

The Galveston Historic Seaport is home to the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA.
The Galveston Historic Seaport is home to the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA. (Photo provided by Galveston Island)

GALVESTON, Texas – Galveston Island’s Museum Day this year expands to a week, allowing visitors to explore the island’s rich history.

According to Visit Galveston, this year’s Museum Days are ongoing until Jan. 31, showcasing each museum around the Island with a goal for visitors to learn more about the history aside from its beaches.

Museums will hold several in-person and virtual events this week in celebration of Museum Week as a way for guests to participate.

Galveston Museum Week (Day 3): Galveston Railroad Museum Tour

All aboard!!! It's Day 3 of Galveston Museum Week!! 🚂 Today, let's visit the Galveston Railroad Museum to see a 1932 art deco depot located on five acres featuring more than forty different vintage railcars and locomotives. Here, visitors can discover what it’s like to be aboard a rail postal car, a mid-century sleeper car, or a Pullman sleeper car. Climb aboard one of the two steam locomotives and experience the size and power of these giant iron horses. The museum’s depot has been restored to its glory days of rail travel and looks as it did when it served as the hub for Galveston’s passenger rail service. #GMD21 Details: https://www.visitgalveston.com/blog/celebrate-galveston-virtual-museum-day-jan-25-31/ #LoveGalveston #CoastalDistancing

Posted by Galveston Island on Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Virtual tours of each museum will be posted on the Visit Galveston Facebook page, with museums such as the 1892 Bishop’s Palace Tour, the Galveston Railroad Museum and the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig and Museum Tour. Visitors can either explore these museums virtually or in person.

To learn more about Galveston Museum Week, click here.

Here are the following museums participating in Galveston Museum Week:

Jan. 25 - 1892 Bishop’s Palace Tour

Jan. 26 - Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig and Museum Tour

Jan. 27 - Galveston Railroad Museum

Jan. 28 - The Bryan Museum

Jan. 29 - 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA

Jan. 30 - Moody Mansion

Jan. 31 - Galveston Naval Museum

Feb. 1 - Grand 1894 Opera House Tour


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