KP2X0H Bryan Museum, Galveston island, Gulf of Mexico, Texas, United States of America, North America.

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Housed in the 1895 Galveston Orphans' Home, this excellent museum displays documents and artifacts from the Bryan family's collection, covering state and local history. Look out for a Confederate soldier’s violin-shaped shotgun, complete with velvet case; western paintings by Frank Reaugh; and a diorama of miniature soldiers fighting the 1836 Battle of San Jacinto.

After your visit, you can buy a drink ($2 to $6) from the gift shop, and sit out in the grounds.