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Welcome 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.

Mardi 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 P. Mitchell.

Passengers can catch the trolley every 20 minutes at any given stop. The trolleys run approximately every 40 minutes.

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