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Bishop's Palace

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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...more
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1402 Broadway St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-4938
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and I love touring places with historical interest. Bishop's Palace is beautiful - a testament to high-quality workmanship. Both of us have trouble with steps, but we were able to visit all floors, because there was no rush in getting through it.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kim W
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is nice even if you just stop in front to take some pictures. But you can go in, entry fee is reasonable and so much history inside.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Chris S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Located in the middle of Galveston is this hidden treasure. A wonderful mansion with an incredible history behind it. It was $14 per person admission. There was no senior or military discount, however we did manage to pick up a brochure from one of the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TravelDude88
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Once again Galveston’s incredible history comes alive in this restored Victorian Mansion located in a neighborhood of Victorian monuments to the splendor, majesty, and Phoenix-like character of this city. Galveston is a city like no other. Especially when you consider its diverse ethnicity and storied...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Salvatore A
Reviewed 1 week ago

As I recall, this is a look & see from the outside only. There were no tours. Such an amazing place to visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Kristen P
Reviewed 1 week ago

$14 to get in, self guided tour. Loved this old building, the woodwork was amazing. Top two floor you can’t access but that did not take away from the experience. The history is very interesting and the fact that it has survived hurricanes is a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Helene G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love our visit to this amazing structure. So much history and beautiful wood work. The staff were so nice and informative. If you are in the area and you like to know about the history this is a must.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AylaM871
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very well maintained and absolutely gorgeous woodwork and art. The self guided tour lets you go at your own pace and really look at the details. And they encourage photography, which is awesome.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Kerry M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So beautiful decorated for Christmas and the guided tour was really interesting! Definitely worth a visit!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lfreede
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Did not expect what I saw. Since I was with others did not stay longer. If alone, I would have spent a couple hours taking photos. For those who are photographers, this is a great opportunity.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Nathan_Kate
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Jonathan J
October 7, 2018|
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Response from Natalie1204 | Reviewed this property |
yes absolutely...I took tons pictures there :)
Madelyn K
September 1, 2018|
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Response from GlennaBAustin | Reviewed this property |
Definitely not accessible. It's a very old house with lots of stairs and narrow passages.
April 29, 2018|
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Response from RustyH228 | Reviewed this property |
Allow up to two hours.