Pier 21

One Destination, Endless Possibilities

Pier 21 is a waterfront entertainment and dining area located on Galveston’s historic harbor in The Historic Strand Seaport Area. Pier 21 offers a variety of attractions, restaurants, and lodging at the pier’s exclusive hotel and marina, Harbor House Hotel and Marina at Pier 21. Mitchell Historic Properties owns and preserves approximately one-fourth of the buildings in The Historic Strand Seaport Area including Pier 21. For leasing information, call (409) 761-4111



Overlooking Galveston Harbor with window views of cruise ships and the famous Tall Ship Elissa, is the Harbor House, a harbor view hotel and nine-slip marina located at Galveston’s Pier 21.


With 42 spacious rooms, the Harbor House is reminiscent of a quaint inn.  The nautical-themed accommodations are finished with white washed oak furniture and pickled wood floors.  All of the rooms, including three suites, feature a sitting area, refrigerator, microwave, and high-speed Internet access.  The Harbor House also features nine boat slips conveniently located adjacent to the hotel for boaters staying overnight or visiting for the day.


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Museums and Attractions

Pier 21 is home to two museums offering the opportunity to explore the rich history of Galveston.

Boat Tours and Rides

Pier 21 is home to several boats offering Harbor tours where you can see dolphins and other marine wildlife and learn about the area.  Seasonal jet boat thrill rides are also available.  Tours of the 1877 Tall Ship Elissa are great for the entire family.



Restaurants at Pier 21 offer views of Galveston’s historic working harbor. While dining, visitors will often see cruise ships, harbor tours, shrimp boats, and tug boats hard at work as well as frequent dolphin and marine wildlife sightings.

Current dining options include Fisherman’s Wharf and Willie G’s Seafood and Steaks,. Both of the restaurants offer indoor and outdoor dining..

Fisherman’s Wharf

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Willie G’s Seafood & Steaks

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