Texas Independence Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Galveston: Michel B. Menard Home

One of the founders of the City of Galveston, Michel B. Menard arrived in Texas in 1829.  The house, built in 1838 and the oldest on the island, is in the Greek revival style. The furniture and furnishings, with few exceptions, all date from the first half of the 19th century (1800-1850s). They are of the federal, empire, regency, Biedermeier, and William IV styles, as interpreted by American, English, French and German artisans. Carpets, drapes and upholstery fabrics are reproductions appropriate for the period 1830-1850. Through a partnership with Galveston Historical Foundation, the house is operated as a museum and is available for private events only.


  • 3302 Avenue O
  • Galveston, Texas
  • 77550



  • Open for special events only