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Rosenberg Library

2310 Sealy St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-2296
+1 409-763-8854
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Visit the Museum on the 4th floor

The ladies at the visitors center recommended the short walk across the street to visit the free... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Brenda C
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Farmington
Bookshop in the library!

The second floor has a great small bookshop, managed by Friends of the Library, that has great... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Margaritaville3823
,
Galveston Island, Texas
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good35%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“fourth floor” (16 reviews)
“free museum” (7 reviews)
LOCATION
2310 Sealy St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-2296
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+1 409-763-8854
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ladies at the visitors center recommended the short walk across the street to visit the free museum on the 4th floor. Alot of great city history about Galveston and how it came to be. It really was the first thing we did and learned...More

Thank Brenda C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The second floor has a great small bookshop, managed by Friends of the Library, that has great prices on hundreds of books both donated and withdrawn from the library stacks. Lots of current and classic fiction, including some signed first editions. An amazing variety of...More

2  Thank Margaritaville3823
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Nice small history of Galveston museum. Had a lot of interesting items to study from the earliest days of Galveston to after WW2.

1  Thank mike102016
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

This is a great place for Galveston history! Great pictures; video's; classic items from the wars as well. Didn't realize all the involvement in the civil war; as well as they are the second Ellis Island! You have to visit!!

2  Thank llvassoc
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

Amazing place to visit. So much to discover, read, preview and enjoy. Aside from the books, video, and displays, they also have a superb museum on the third floor. Lots of interesting Galveston History.

1  Thank Richard S
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

This is a great place to visit. The library has rotating exhibits and a wonderful place to do research with original documents. There is a book club which meets several times a year to discuss a current novel and the archivist brings out special items...More

Thank r0ckysand
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

I think my love affair with the Rosenberg Library is over. I don't know who threw the switch that turned a friendly comfortable place into this mess but they need to go back to the way things were. The staff is unfriendly, uncaring and downright...More

3  Thank Sunny B
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

It is not only a library but also a museum that will tell you about old Galveston, the maritime, the pressed glass collection of Mary Moody Hutchings and herself. It's a beautiful library and very interesting museum. You can find the sign of "Ike was...More

Thank Solodam J
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

Just happened to see this while parking for the Bishop's Palace, which was closed. Nice reading room with comfy chairs and plenty of magazines and local info.

Thank Kevin W
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Wonderful plase for exploration. Peace and quiet and a chance to see history. If you enjoy that The building is beautiful inside and out.

Thank netahenry
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