Y'ARRR sure to enjoy one Galveston's favorite family attractions - PIRATES! LEGENDS OF THE GULF COAST=. Visitors can now see pirates as well as ghosts in historic downtown Galveston.
PIRATES adjoins Galveston's year-round HAUNTED MAYFIELD MANOR which opened September 2011. Both attractions, owned by Joyce McLean, are adjacent to Saengerfest Park, 2302 Strand, and are tenants of Mitchell Historic Properties.
PIRATES! is a pirate-themed family experience where visitors can learn about the legends, myths and stories of the last buccaneers. The interactive entertainment venue features the deck of a pirate ship, a captain's cabin and actors portraying the notorious Jean Laffite and his brother Pierre, as well as the life that all pirates led. After Laffite left Louisiana he made Galveston his base of operations from 1817 to 1821. According to pirate folklore, he built a bright red mansion called the "Maison Rouge" which he later burned to the ground along with most of his entire encampment when he was ordered to vacate the island by the United States Navy. It is also said that Laffite interacted with Jane Long who is known as the "mother of Texas" and was in residence on Bolivar peninsula while he occupied Galveston and interaction with the famous Karankawan indian tribe as well as Texas hero Jim Bowie.
PIRATES! and MANOR offer a gift shop with pirate and ghost themed books, costumes, toys and games as well as paranormal equipment.
A combination ticket for both attractions (PIRATES! and MANOR) is available.
GALVESTON ISLAND PASS
Hours of Operation
Sunday thru Thursday: 10am - 8pm
Friday & Saturday: 10am - 9pm
Note: Hours may be seasonal & subject to change.