Great Galveston Red Light District Tour
Join us on a fascinating walking tour of Galveston's Historic Red Light District. We'll walk "THE LINE" where prostitution flourished for over 70 years.
THIS TOUR IS IDEAL FOR VISITORS WANTING TO SEE A DIFFERENT SIDE OF THE ISLAND'S UNBELIEVABLE, UNIQUE AND FASCINATING HISTORY" Explore Galveston's Secret Red Light District known as "THE LINE". You heard about it, You've talked about it. Now experience it! Galveston's Red Light District is a mystery waiting to unfold! This is your chance to join one of the long established and highly rated guided tours of the HISTORIC AND NOTORIOUS neighborhood. Galveston's most controversial neighborhood was known worldwide as a haven for sex. Love was sold by the hour...but most of the time for 15 minutes. At its heart was Postoffice Street, were once over 55 houses of prostitution flanked both sides of the street. You'll get a special feeling knowing that you are experiencing the suppressed history of America's largest Red Light District... that at its height was home to over 1,000 prostitutes! Apart from its erotic and hedonistic side, the tour will give you a chance to admire a beautiful old neighborhood displaying an amazing old style of authentic architecture. The streets we visit were the economic engine to the city...making Galveston once the second richest in the country. We also explore the socio-economic conditions that allowed "THE LINE" to flourish and last longer than any other Red Light District in the country, 70 years! Experienced local guides give you a thorough overview of the Red Light District, sharing the history and legends of this mysterious and internationally fabled place. Meet tourists from all over the world who share a passion for unique history! Learn more about the world’s oldest profession as it was practiced in the largest Red Light District in America! Our tour starts every day at 8:00pm in front of The Gypsy Joynt Restaurant located at 2711 Market Street, just a five minute walk from The Historic Galveston Stand". The tour lasts 1.5 hours as we stroll to some of Galveston’s most important, famous and hidden sites. You'll get that mesmerizing feeling that you are experiencing extraordinary history...on "THE LINE". Today "THE LINE" and The Strand, just a few blocks to the north, are Galveston's famous downtown neighborhoods. It's difficult to imagine now how under-appreciated they once were or how close we came to losing each of them.
Date & Time
Apr 10, 2019 through Sep 01, 2019
8:00PM - 11:30PM