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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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All reviews self guided tour stained glass own pace catholic church attic tour gift shop in the basement beautiful wood third floor old house historical society audio device beautiful historic home moody mansion amazing architecture interesting history turn of the century galveston history
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The architecture and practical ideas to make living more pleasant were wonderful. Seeing the building specialties, the woodwork and stonework along with some painting were a delight. This adventure was well worth the fee, and the people in the gift shop were friendly and informative...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank benitakay
Reviewed 6 days ago

I love going to the Bishop's Palace. We travel to Galveston every year and I try to visit this great place each time. Very well kept, it is a survivor and absolutely worth a visit!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MissDoolenTravels
Reviewed 1 week ago

This home is gorgeous! So beautiful and huge! Took the self guided tour and just couldn't get enough of how amazing this home is. Lots of history here! The Bishop's Stain glass windows are truly gorgeous. So much detail in the craftsmanship back then. They...More

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

11yo daughter and I visited Bishop's and we were both enthralled with the architecture. It's amazing to see how ornate and beautiful each and every room was crafted. You can do a little walking tour on your own and learn about the area, construction, the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 772laceys
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This residence has quite a story to tell. The architecture is magnificant. You will enjoy the audio tour as the story is related. A fun stop while visiting Galveston.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank char1scott
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even further, this Victorian house, better say castle, is probably the most beautiful one in the entire region. It is enlisted as a historical monument and there's an interesting history about it. The Catholic church purchased it for their bishop from the wealthy aristocrat family,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks 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 Chrisinkingwood2
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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
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Jonathan J
8 October 2018|
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Response from Natalie1204 | Reviewed this property |
yes absolutely...I took tons pictures there :)
Madelyn K
1 September 2018|
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Response from RustyH228 | Reviewed this property |
Allow up to two hours.