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Bishop's Palace

1402 Broadway St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-4938
+1 409-762-2475
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The Bishop's Palace (a.k.a. Gresham House) is a contributing building in the East End Historic District, a National Historic Landmark. The house is listed in the National Register of Historic Places at the national level of significance in the area of architecture. Architectural historians list the Bishop's Palace (Gresham House) as one of the most significant of Victorian residences in the country.
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  • Average5%
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“audio tour” (97 reviews)
“stained glass” (57 reviews)
“own pace” (60 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1402 Broadway St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-4938
+1 409-762-2475
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We did an audio tour of Bishop's Palace. We very much enjoyed the tour and loved seeing and learning about the history of this old, beautiful home!

Thank Michele K
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Everyone here is friendly amd knowledgeable! Our group loves history and we ask alot of questions that were ALL answered with a smile and more information than we expected! Just wonderful all the way around!

Thank Danny D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you love Galveston's rich history or stories of the 1900 storm, you really need to see this amazing place !!!! The architecture is stunning and the furnishings are beautiful as well. My husband and i REALLY loved this tour !!!

Thank sandyfeet97
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful building with a lot of history. Wish I had access to more of the building, but there are special tours you can take to see them.

Thank DonnaDonna W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This mansion is beautiful with so much history. Were able to take our time and tour independently...

Thank vkrause43
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like history and old Victorian style homes, this is interesting. You can walk through the house with these little speaker devices that they give you and listen to the history behind each room.

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in Galveston take 2 hours to do this tour. So interesting, so much history here. Self guided tour is great.

Thank laweller
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This house is very beautiful with intricate details put into every room in the house. It's definitely worth seeing how they used to build homes with such attention to detail back then. The tour is self guided with a handheld device that tells you the...More

Thank Sabshire
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is absolutely beautiful! It's a great way to learn a bit of local history, see how the fortunate lived back in the day, and to get out of the heat. It had been many years since I'd been here and one of the...More

Thank Iambubblebee
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our party of 7 (4 adults and 3 kids) had the pleasure of visiting this historic landmark. The gift shop in the basement is wonderful! There so many eclectic items for sale. The home itself is stunning. The audio devices they give to tour the...More

Thank TBeck2015
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Vicki B
2 May 2017|
Response from TxTrans | Reviewed this property |
I believe it was $12. It is a self guided tour. You should check their website for hours.
28 January 2017|
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Response from Zzardvark | Reviewed this property |
You can contact Historic Galveston that operates the house to check specifically, but they indicate that they are specifically not handicapped accessible. From my experience, there are a lot of stairs. The entrance is in the... More
Nancy W
1 December 2016|
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Response from deena9275 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I was there last week, and it was. It's not overly done, just tastefully so with a lovely tree in the entrance hall, etc.