Galveston Walking Tours

Independence Trail Region
40th Street at Avenue K Galveston, Texas 77550

Local historian, author, and Certified Tourism Ambassador, Kathleen Maca, provides historical tours in Galveston’s Broadway Cemetery District (listed in the National Register of Historic Places), Victorian neighborhoods, and in the Historic Strand District.

About Kathleen Maca

The author of several books about Galveston History, including Galveston’s Broadway Cemeteries, Ghosts of Galveston, A History of the Hotel Galvez, The Ghostly Tales of Galveston, and History of Tremont House, she specializes in finding and sharing hidden history–those stories that are often lost to time– weaving together over forty years of genealogy research with local history and folklore.

Her tours and books have been featured on the Travel Channel, the Discovery Channel, Texas Country Reporter, the Magnolia Network, Texas Monthly Magazine, Texas Highways, Coast Magazine, Galveston Monthly Magazine, Houston Life TV, NPR Radio, and other media outlets.

She also travels across the Lone Star State for travel blog "Tales from Texas" at

A member of the Association for Gravestone Studies, she is a cemetery historian, Certified Tourism Ambassador, genealogist, a member of the Sam Houston Chapter of the NSDAR, and the Texas Travel Alliance.

Watch a segment about these walking tours on the Texas Country Reporter!

Galveston Walking Tours

40th Street at Avenue K Galveston, Texas 77550

Visitor Instructions

To schedule a private tour, please contact Kathleen directly via email.