History

Enjoy a Glimpse of History with Two Great Galveston Tours

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NOAA Ship Oregon II Tour

Did you know the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) operates the nation’s largest fleet of research and survey ships? Take a free tour aboard the NOAA Ship Oregon II and learn how one of the oldest ships, celebrating its 50th year in operation, continues to support science, service, and stewardship. The tour will take place September 15th, 11am-2pm at Pier 21.

NOAA Fleet

Learn about career opportunities with the NOAA Corps, one of the seven uniformed services of the United States and the NOAA fleet.

Fisheries Research

Discover and learn about monitoring and survey projects in your own backyard in the Gulf of Mexico. Interact with NOAA scientists and understand how fisheries research is done and why.

National Marine Sanctuaries

The Sanctuaries seek to preserve the scenic beauty, biodiversity, history, and strong community value of America’s most precious underwater treasures. Learn how you can protect and visit these special places.

This is a working vessel. Visitors must wear closed-toed shoes and be prepared to walk up and down stairs. All personal belongings are subject to inspection.

For more info contact Shelley.DuPuy@noaa.gov or call (409)621-5151, x106.

1900 Hurricane Tour

Explore America’s deadliest natural disaster on this driving tour. The tour covers stories of survival, surviving buildings, and sites of destroyed buildings. Sites include Ashton Villa, the site of Isaac Cline’s home, the Levy Building, Sacred Heart, Bishop’s Palace, and more.

The tour departs September 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th at 4pm from Ashton Villa. The price is $15 per person, and tickets are available at galvestonhistorictour.com. For more info call (409)789-9911.

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