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to Galveston Island and its unique downtown Post Office
Street nestled within The Strand Historical Landmark District.
The Post Office Street restoration of the
90s has created a revitalized arts, entertainment, and residential
district including more than 25 historic buildings. The
Grand 1894 Opera House, featuring top current shows and
entertainment, and the U.S. Customs House, now home of the
Galveston Historical Foundation, are just a sample.
The area includes Gallery Row with over
20 galleries of sculpture, photography, and fine arts. The
street is a must for shopping, unrivaled for the number
and quality of Antique and Collectible Stores. Many
boutiques and services complete the wide offerings available
to you on Post Office Street. This is the center of many
special events throughout the year, including ARTWALK (an
evening of the Visual Arts with openings and receptions
in area galleries and shops, held every 6 weeks), ARToberfest
(a festival of fine arts every October), The Night Before
Dickens in December (featuring lights and caroling for the
entire family), and in April the very special Grand Kids
Festival, fun for children and parents alike!
Journey downtown to Post Office Street and
enjoy shopping and nightlife amidst the lively, restored
charm of the Island's Arts and Entertainment District.
Gras, the traditional festival of feasting and merrymaking
that precedes the season of Lent, has been publicly observed
on Galveston Island as early as 1867 and later revived in
1985 by Galveston-born preservationist and developer George
Passengers can catch the trolley every 20
minutes at any given stop. The trolleys run approximately
every 40 minutes.