Galveston tourism has made a full return to business with the reopening of the Galveston Railroad Museum on Sept. 6, according to the Galveston Island CVB. All beaches and major attractions are open.
The museum, which is located downtown, was the only major attraction on the island that had remained closed this week due to flood damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. Galveston’s beaches and most major tourist attractions received minimal damages from the storm and reopened last week.
In addition, the Galveston Island CVB said 98% of businesses in historic downtown Galveston have reopened since the storm, according to a survey conducted by Galveston’s Downtown Partnership.
“We are fortunate to have fared well through the storm and made a quick bounce back,” said Kelly de Schaun, executive director of the Galveston Island CVB and Galveston Park Board. “I think it really speaks to the resiliency of our community and our commitment to southern hospitality.”
All of Galveston’s beach parks have reopened and are following their normal post-Labor Day schedules. Parking fees have been waived along the seawall and downtown through Sept. 14, 2017.
This weekend, the island will continue with popular events like Artwalk and Music Nite on The Strand. Both events are free and will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday in the historic downtown district.