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Old City Cemetery

Broadway & 43rd Street, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
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Unique!

We have family buried here and came to lay flowers. There were Texas wildflowers all over the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Teri J
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Kerrville, Texas
Unique walk thru Galveston history

So, it’s a graveyard, but really interesting. As others have said, the wild flowers are still in... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2018
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Maryville, Tennessee
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“their lives” (2 reviews)
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Broadway & 43rd Street, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We have family buried here and came to lay flowers. There were Texas wildflowers all over the cemetery and really gave it a sense of peace. If you get a chance, walk around and see some of the headstones and crypts.

Thank Teri J
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

So, it’s a graveyard, but really interesting. As others have said, the wild flowers are still in bloom as of 12 May and they kinda throw off your perspective. It would take some time to walk the whole property. We went at 10 am and...More

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Reviewed 10 May 2018

The city has let the cemetery go with native wildflowers. The coreopsises were gorgeous! Bright yellow! Goldfinches love the seeds! There are very old graves in the area. Interesting Texas history.

Thank cam983
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

This must be a particularly intriguing site if you're a local with any interest in Galveston history, migration or genealogy. But even for an overseas tourist it makes for an engrossing stop. Having learned at the tiny migration museum on Pier 21 about the influx...More

1  Thank AllanJGJ
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Not knowing what to see, we passed this cemetery on the way in from Houston and had to stop. I love history and old cemeteries and this one is great to see. The yellow flowers were all in bloom and looked like yellow carpet. The...More

Thank Brenda C
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

We spent almost an hour here looking at the headstones and statues. It is right in the middle of everything and looked so interesting we had to stop.

2  Thank Ruth S
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

City Cemetery was on the outskirts of town in the early part of the 1900's - today it is smack dab in the middle of everything and one passes it traveling East into town beginning at 43rd Street. It's well worth the time to stop...More

1  Thank TedHanley
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

You can't miss this one! You drive by and there is is! Old , historical and interesting. Closes at dusk.

1  Thank lindeee
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

My favorite part of seeing the cemetery is the beauty that the old headstones and statues hold. I know that it's odd to view a cemetery as beautiful, but the history there is so neat.

1  Thank ronandjessie
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Just Watching The Flowers In The Gravesite And Reading The Tombstone When I Have A Little Time To Browse By On My Good Days!

1  Thank Nathaniel K
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Linda C
8 April 2017|
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Response from marycathyjoneslmp | Reviewed this property |
There are no hours. You can go anytime. It's on Broadway, I think between 42 & 40th streets.
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Jeanne B
1 April 2017|
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Response from Kimberly124 | Reviewed this property |
No, there is not. Galveston welcomes visitors to check it out. They are very proud of their heritage. there is also another Civil War cemetery in League City (about 20 minutes North of Galveston). It is located by the... More
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