This property is featured in Historic Overnights: Galveston. The current owners have worked closely with Texas Historical Commission staff to research the history of this home and its original owners.
Built in 1839, this iconic hotel's construction coincided with the establishment of Galveston Island, a thriving port city during the Republic's early years. Once known as the "Belle of the South," Tremont House has been witness to legendary moments in Texas history, including the last public speech of Sam Houston. But its first one hundred years were not without tumult: whether by raging fire or furious storms, the damage the hotel incurred before its rebirth in 1981 proved that even the grandest hotels can be brought to their knees. Echoes of its past can still be heard in the hotel's grand lobby, rebuilt and returned to its former grandeur.