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Bishop's Palace

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Address: 1402 Broadway St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-4938
Phone Number: +1 409-762-2475
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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The Bishop's Palace (a.k.a. Gresham House) is a contributing building in...

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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Great place to spend a few hours. Amazing architecture. Gets crowded sometimes. Better too walk around with fewer people.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place to spend a few hours. Amazing architecture. Gets crowded sometimes. Better too walk around with fewer people.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This beautiful mansion is even more glorious when the Halls are decked out for Christmas. A wonderful start to the Dickens on the Strand weekend.

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Thank KerrvilleKirk
West Plains, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This imposing house has well over 100 years of history, including surviving the great hurricane of 1900 that nearly flattened Galveston. The tour of the beautiful home is done by audio listening device and you can do at your own pace. There is a gift shop in the basement and there are many unique items, the sale of which benefit... More 

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Thank mds0701
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was beautiful. The woodwork and stonework are absolutely amazing. I highly recommend this place. I really liked you didn't have to got with a guide could take my time and enjoy. Loved this place.

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Thank Terri R
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the $12. Head set were all checked out, but they provided a tour guide which did an excellent job. A MUST see! Very interesting history and awesome place.

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Buffalo, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fantastic old house that represents life in the Victorian age. Our tour guide was friendly and informative. Apparently there are audio self-guided tours as well, but we did not notice this and were not offered the option. It's not a tour I would do every time I'm in Galveston, but worth one visit to see this extravagant... More 

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Thank Ellary M
Humble, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of four, including a 10 year old and 16 year old, loved this tour. It is an audio tour and self paced, so it worked well for us. I did a tour at this house once many, many, years ago with a docent...and they only took us in a few rooms. This included the first two floors, only... More 

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Thank Erica W
Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove by Bishop's Palace and decided to tour it. It is a beautiful home that has survived a couple of hurricanes. The self-guided tour is fabulous. The building left me in awe of it. The architecture is brilliant. The furnishings are from the two families that owned it, so they are correct for the time periods that the building... More 

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Huntsville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bishop's Palace was designed by the same Mr. Clayton who designed Old Red which housed the first medical school in Texas which is now on the UTMB campus. I don't remember the name of the original family that built it but the faces of their children are on little angles on the ceilings. The house has been maintained very... More 

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to castles in Germany and I thought I was in one in the middle of Galveston, TX!!! This place is beautiful! This history and architecture are breathtaking. A must see if you visit Galveston!!! Take the time...well worth it!!

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