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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“audio tour” (95 reviews)
“stained glass” (56 reviews)
“own pace” (59 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 4 days ago via mobile

One of the few place left after the 1900 hurricane. Was built in the late 1800 just 4-5 before the storm. It knock out about $300 worth of windows but other than that made it just fine. Lots and lots of details. Price was $12...More

Thank Ran120
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Interesting historic and nice place reflecting on opulence of a rich family and bishop in the 19th century.

Thank Anna5000
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The home has some marvelous history! The renovation work on the house was well done, and the furniture is all from the period. The audio guide was well done. The small gift shop in the basement was very tasteful, and the prices were reasonable, too.

Thank Seiderjps
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bishop's Palace is a gorgeous home in the historic district that's well worth the visit. The home was owned by the Gresham family before it was sold to the catholic diocese to be the home of the bishop. The history behind the home is as...More

1  Thank ymbl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful mansion. We went in the afternoon and it wasn't busy at all. Parked free on the street in front. Enter the basement to start the tour. They had us share audio tour devices, which wasn't ideal. Would prefer headphones. Listen to all of the...More

Thank omahajg
Reviewed 1 week ago

October was great it was breezy and cool. There was something to see at every turn, up staircases, bedrooms, portraits fixtures/furniture. Amazing how homes survived hurricanes over the years. Very well maintained, beautiful.

Thank OGIGI2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

An unexpected treat. The audio tour is relatively short, so we spent some extra time revisiting rooms and features that were particularly interesting to us. Minimal charge, time well spent. The mansion is beautiful with mega amounts of wood and beautiful stained glass.

Thank Philip R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Galveston does an amazing job of preserving history and finding ways to tell their story to the public. This place is amazing. The tour is worth the money and the gift shop is quite nice with decent prices.

Thank vinvert1974
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a really great tour. We visit a lot of historic homes on our travels and rarely do you come across one that has so much of the original interior. This was especially unexpected because of the storms that it has endured through the...More

Thank nikkigh2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is by far one of the most beautiful homes in the south. The woodwork is unbelievable. It is a wonderful chance to see how the elite of Galveston lived their daily lives.

Thank Danna K
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Vicki B
Tour times and cost
3 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.
Will be visiting Galverston in the summer with my granddauter who uses a wheelchair for distance, but who can walk and manage stairs slowly. One of the reviews said no strollers. Would their be somewhere to park the chair while we walked round?
29 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
Is it decorated for Christmas?
2 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.