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Old City Cemetery

Broadway & 43rd Street, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
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Interesting....

We spent almost an hour here looking at the headstones and statues. It is right in the middle of... read more

Reviewed February 12, 2018
Ruth S
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Independence, Wisconsin
The Cemetery of the Yellow Flowers....

City Cemetery was on the outskirts of town in the early part of the 1900's - today it is smack dab... read more

Reviewed December 7, 2017
TedHanley
,
Galveston, Texas
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Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
Broadway & 43rd Street, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
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Reviewed February 12, 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 December 7, 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 October 11, 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 October 10, 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 October 3, 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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Reviewed September 14, 2017

I took a budding photographer here for a photo shoot. It is an amazing experience but use caution and lock your car if you venture away from it. Some transient people use the driveway as a cut through and I saw them wiggling car doors.

1  Thank Sunny B
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Reviewed September 11, 2017

Beautiful, picturesque cemetery. As you walk throughout this cemetery, you feel as if you are meeting Galvestonians of days gone by. In the back is an altar where masses were said years ago. Interesting to read the stones and see the families grouped together with...More

1  Thank JoyfulEddy
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Reviewed August 27, 2017

This old cemetery is known to be several layers deep and is very old. It is not New Orleans, but it is this area's version of an old wealthy sea port cemetery. It is well kept and easy to walk around viewing all of the...More

1  Thank Adam C
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Reviewed August 15, 2017

We enjoy strolling through old cemeteries and seeing the statues, mausoleums, and headstones. This cemetery is very special in May when the entire cemetery is covered one end to the other in yellow wildflowers. Easy to drive through too.

1  Thank Linda C
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Reviewed June 1, 2017

We didn’t go into the cemetery, but we were amazed at the various statues, headstones and mausoleums within the blanket of yellow flowers. It is amazing to think that some of the structures have survived two major hurricanes. After all, the hurricane of 1900 flooded...More

1  Thank AlphaRam
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Linda C
April 8, 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
April 1, 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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