Galveston, Texas

Galveston Texas is home to some of the most interesting sights on the Gulf of Mexico. Home to six beautiful historic districts, Galveston is not only a fantastic source of ocean fun but a city full of historical importance and interesting architecture.

Once home to a pirate kingdom called “Campeche” that was subsequently overtaken by the United States Navy, Galveston has a rich sea past. A section of Galveston called The Strand was for a time known as the Wall Street of the South. In addition, The Strand hosts a yearly Mardi Gras festival. Galveston contains significant examples of 18th and 19th-century historically preserved architecture, many of which reside within the so-called “silk stocking” district.

Galveston is no stranger to the joys and challenges that come with being right along the shoreline. After a devastating hurricane in 1900, a seawall was constructed around the port of Galveston to protect the city. Memorial Reefs do more than support coral- they are also used around the world to protect coastal cities from tidal surges and dampen the effects of erosion, providing far-reaching benefits to low-lying coastal communities. By placing a Memorial Reef, you participate in strengthening the naturally occurring protection that reefs bring.