June Nineteenth Museum
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Celebrating
Juneteenth
Since 1865

The Custom House was the first building erected by the United
States of America for civil uses in the State of Texas.

Juneteenth
Historical
Marker

Erected by the State of Texas 1998 is located to the left of the
historic Galveston Customshouse.

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History

The Custom House, the origin site for the Juneteenth Holiday,
has challenged the core idea of the museum experience.

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Celebrating Juneteenth
Since 1865

Celebrating Juneteenth

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  • About This Event
    About This Event

    Celebrate where it all began in Galveston, TX, or online. Salute the christening of the 1861 Customs House as the June Nineteenth Museum.

  • Date and Time
    Date and Time

    19 June 2022
    Sunday: 3:.00 PM CDT

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    Book Online

    Reading Reenactment & Juneteenth Museum Christening. Join Now and Book Online

  • Location
    Location

    Galveston Custom House Museum
    1917 Postoffice St
    Galveston, TX 77550
    United States

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OUR VISION

OUR VISION

Establish a leading historic destination in Galveston, Texas that caters to destination travelers and local residents, providing world-class corporate conferencing and event services that creates the opportunity to tell the Juneteenth story to guests in both an educational and entertaining atmosphere.
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15th June, 2022

The Customs House Juneteenth Museum will open in June 2023.

June 19 Museum Inc. was formed to acquire the Old Galveston Custom House, a Greek Revival-style, two-story red brick structure in Galveston, Texas with plans to renovate the building to establish a boutique, premium hotel, restaurant and event center in addition to operating a museum dedicated to Juneteenth.

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