Experience real Southern hospitality during guided tours of this beautifully restored antebellum landmark. The first of Galveston’s great Broadway mansions, 1859 Ashton Villa set the standard for the magnificent homes that followed. Built in 1859 by wholesale hardware merchant, railroad corporation president and banker, James Moreau Brown, Ashton Villa was one of the grandest homes in Texas at the time it was completed. Filled with lovely antiques, family heirlooms and original art, Ashton Villa provides an intimate glimpse into the life of a prominent Victorian family.
GALVESTON HISTORICAL FOUNDATION’s properties offer unique and affordable locations for your party, wedding, luncheon, dinner or business meeting. The first of Galveston’s great Broadway mansions has long been at the center of the Island’s social life. The elegant ballroom provides an enchanting setting for weddings and receptions, luncheons, parties and meetings. A caterer’s prep room, rest room facilities and convenient parking make 1859 Ashton Villa an ideal location for your next function.