Ashton Villa House Museum and Heritage Visitors' Center
Galveston, TX 77550
- Sun 12pm-4pm, Mon-Sat 10am-4pm
Tips from foursquare
Ashton Villa has served as the site to commemorate the modern reading of the Emancipation proclamation for more than 25 years.
Ashton Villa was built in 1858-59, the first of Galveston's Broadway "palaces," as well as the first brick house to be built in Texas.
Ashton Villa is no longer open for tours, only private events :-(
The ghost of Bettie Ashton Brown haunts her former home since her death in 1920.
Relax & enjoy