2328 Broadway, Galveston Texas
Built in 1859 by one of Texas' wealthiest businessmen, James M. Brown, Ashton Villa offers the atmosphere of true southern hospitality. This ante-bellum mansion features antiques, family heirlooms and original art. The house was the site of many social gatherings of the wealthy hosted by Brown's daughter, Miss Betty. The Ashton Villa is a three-story Italianate brick mansion furnished with many original pieces. The opulent mantel-work and lavish furnishings are featured. Tours begin in the carriage house with a multi-media presentation about a hurricane and the grade-raising of the island.
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Other History nearby:
(Houston) Allen's Landing/Old Market Square
(Houston) American Funeral Service Museum
(Galveston) Ashton Villa
(Galveston) Bishop's Palace
(Angleton) Brazoria County Historical Museum
(Houston) Christ Church Cathedral
08/08 Coming to The Galveston area
Pearland Crawfish Festival Pearland TX April5-7 Great crawfish, food, music, and fun.
Great Texas Mosquito Festival Clute TX July25-27 Many booths with a variety of foods, along with arts and crafts and more. The carnival provides three days of fun for children and adults.
Houston Hot Sauce Festival Houston TX September21-22 The Houston Hot Sauce Festival, conducted in September, showcases everything from sauce, salsa and spices to jams, jellies and pickles. The festival also features cooking demonstrations and on stage entertainment.
Texas Rice Festival Winnie TX October2-6 Bar-B-Que Cook-off Weekend,
Horseshoe & Washer Pitching Tournaments,
Rice Run 5k & Kids Fun Run,
Queen’s Coronation & Street Dance
Houston Italian Festival Houston TX October10-13 Fiesta Italiana! Bringing Italian culture to life.
Texas Renaissance Festival Plantersville TX October12-December1 Men and women decked out in the latest in 16th century Renaissance garb, jousting, juggling, dancing and feasting at the King's banquet hall.