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Rosenberg Library

2310 Sealy St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-2296
+1 409-763-8854
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A Library on Vacation ? Really!

We booked an historic tour of Galveston and had a little time to kill while waiting for the tour... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Michelle H
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Towanda,KS
History of Galveston

Great book shop on the second floor. Permanent and changing exhibits on the fourth floor very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Patty H
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Beaumont
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“fourth floor” (16 reviews)
“free museum” (8 reviews)
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2310 Sealy St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-2296
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+1 409-763-8854
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"great gem"
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"beautiful building"
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Reviewed yesterday

We booked an historic tour of Galveston and had a little time to kill while waiting for the tour guide to arrive. I had heard about the Rosenberg Library and thought it would be fun to visit. My two teens were a little less excited...More

Thank Michelle H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great book shop on the second floor. Permanent and changing exhibits on the fourth floor very interesting. Beautiful inside and out.

Thank Patty H
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

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 27 April 2018

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a great small bookshop, managed by Friends of the Library, that has great prices on hundreds of books both donated and withdrawn from the library stacks.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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