The Red Light District Tours of Galveston is a walking tour that covers approximately 12 city blocks. Please wear comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing and shoes suitable for walking.
Tickets are $39.95 per person and must be purchased online in advance. If no tickets have been purchased by 12pm on the day of the tour, bookings will automatically be closed and you must call for possible availability. Otherwise, tickets can be purchased up until the start time of the tour.
The tour meets on the steps* of the old Galveston Post Office at 601 25th Street (Corner of 25th & Church). *There are two sets of steps; we meet on the ones to the right if you are looking at the front of the building. A brief intro segment will be given here before we proceed on the route, so feel free to have a seat.
Tours begin promptly at 5PM from October-April and 7PM from May-September. Please arrive at least 5-10 minutes early to ensure ample time to park and/or purchase onsite tickets.
Only street parking is available, but it is free west of 25th Street (free after 6pm in paid parking zones). Ideally, look for parking on Church Street between 24th and 26th Streets. If you park in a paid parking zone, the fee can be paid at one of the paystations throughout downtown or by downloading the PayByPhone app and using location #5689 for Downtown Galveston. No paper ticket needed.
Depending on crowd size, the tour runs between 1½-2 hours and ends just one block away from the starting point—only a short walk back to your vehicle after the tour.
We recommended that you bring along drinking water and mosquito repellent during warmer months.
Although the tour route is not ideal for those with limited mobility, we will do our best to be accommodating and offer assistance along the way. We ask that all other tour participants be patient and understanding as we try to ensure a great experience for everyone.
Since we are committed to providing you with the best tour experience possible, tours are weather-permitting and will be canceled if conditions are less than ideal. Tickets are nonrefundable, but they do not expire and can be held for rescheduling at your convenience.
Regardless of the reason, tickets may always be rescheduled or saved for a later date at any time for no additional charge. If for any reason you cannot make the tour, please call 409.526.6883 to reschedule or place a hold on your reservation for a future date.
Due to its mature content, this tour is strongly recommended for adults and older teens only. Tour content will not be censored for younger audiences, and teens and children must be accompanied by an adult. Discounted tickets for children are not offered, and the purchase of a full-price (adult) ticket for a child serves as parent/guardian’s acknowledgment of this disclaimer.
Photographs along the tour are allowed and encouraged, but please no audio or video recording.
Signed copies of Kimber’s books Galveston’s Red Light District: A History of The Line ($23.99), Galveston Seawall Chronicles ($21.99), and The Maceos and The Free State of Galveston ($23.99) will be available for purchase (cash or credit) at the conclusion of the tour.