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Galveston Island Tours Announces East End Historic District Tour

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Electric and solar-powered shuttle tours are available on Galveston Island.

Galveston Island Tours, an affiliate of Galveston Historical Foundation, is now offering East End Historic District tours showcasing the post-Hurricane Ike tree sculptures via their electric solar shuttle.

Pamela Petty, Galveston Island Tours director, said that this tour offers a unique chance to view one of the island’s most popular post-Hurricane Ike attractions. “Not only does Galveston’s East End Historic District feature some of the island’s most recognizable architecture and stories, it is also home to many of the amazing tree carvings that have been created since Hurricane Ike. Passengers will be able to get much better photos due to the open design of the vehicle.”

“The electric vehicle is part of GHF’s continued move toward greater environmental responsibility,” said Matt Pelz, GHF project coordinator. “Another of its advantages is that it’s extremely quiet. The tour guide can speak to the passengers without difficulty in being heard.”

The tour runs Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. and lasts approximately one hour. Cost is $15 per person, $10 for children 12 and under, and the tour departs from Ashton Villa, 2328 Broadway.

Tours are on a first-come first-served basis. Tours are available upon request for private groups of five or more. For more information, visit galvestonhistory.org or call 409/765-8687 or 888/425-8687.

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