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Galveston History Tour Guide

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Address: 2215 Post Office St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1925
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+1 409-370-7350

Galveston History Tour Guide – Welcome and meet Galveston's only tour guide...

Galveston History Tour Guide – Welcome and meet Galveston's only tour guide featured on the History Channel! With "feel like you were there" stories, see and learn about Galveston’s history with Electric Theatre Radio Hour Host George Douglas Lee. Your choice of tours: discover Galveston’s history during an easy 90 minute walk in Galveston’s historic downtown; or a private tour for two in a convertible; or an indoor (air conditioned!) slide and video presentation by your guide. Join Galveston native and historian, George Douglas Lee on a unique and personal trip into Galveston's past.

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Wonderful tour

Lee knows his history. His family has been there for generations, and he was a plethora of interesting information. He took time to tell amazing stories, answer questions and show... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2016
Angela P
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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Lee knows his history. His family has been there for generations, and he was a plethora of interesting information. He took time to tell amazing stories, answer questions and show me the awesome houses and landmarks of the city. He gave me additional places to visit in town. Enough that because I didn't have time in July, I will be... More 

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Weatherford, Texas
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Reviewed 22 July 2015

The information was great. The first part starts in art gallery with the show made for the History Channel. The guide had so much knowledge but it could have been a little shorter. It was easy to learn our way around Galveston after this. Glad we did the tour first.

2 Thank 824Melissa
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Reviewed 3 November 2014

Learned so many fascinating facts about Galveston's history,while thoroughly entertained by an energetic and uniquely humorous tourguide. All around great time and experience!

Thank christydud
San Antonio, Texas, United States
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Reviewed 25 September 2014

George Lee is a Galveston fixture who is informative and entertaining. We felt like old friends as he shared his wealth of insight to the history of Texas' first port city. Our tour started with our private showing of the History Channel show about the disastrous 1900 hurricane which features non-other than George Lee. We then piled into his Mustang... More 

2 Thank Donald H
Crystal Beach, Texas
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

This 90 minute tour focuses mainly on the hurricane of 1900. A movie about it is shown first and then Mr. Lee takes you around in his convertible to visit a select few historic Galveston sites. He is a wealth of Galveston information, having been born and raised there. Although everything he shares is informative and interesting, I would have... More 

Thank txtootsie
Galveston, Texas
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Reviewed 25 February 2014

Not just any Galveston History Tour! No one does it better than George Lee. He covers things that others leave uncovered, and does it in such a riveting way you'll be stuck like glue and yearning for more. His mastery of what his customers really want to learn is refreshing. His delivery is not only educational but hilariously comedic! You... More 

1 Thank sharisroe
Bohemia, New York
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Reviewed 18 September 2012

My husband, 12 yr. old daughter & myself had a wonderful time. There's nothing better than learning about history from a native who really loves his hometown and what he does. It was a breath of fresh air to be take a 'history class' and have lots of fun at the same time. Thank you George, you really enlightened us... More 

2 Thank Connie770
Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 13 September 2012

George was so funny and entertaining! I loved the way he made history fun. We laughed the whole time and smiled for several hours afterward. Humor is great medicine! Don't miss this fun tour with George.

2 Thank Susan77586

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