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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 6 days ago

Took my son to the Palace on a cold winter Saturday and both of us really enjoyed it. This is a "hands On" history lesson and I like that you can pace yourself on the tour! Would do it again!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gonecoastal1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting self guided tour. Fascinating information about the 1900 storm as well as hurricane Ike. The history of the home and seeing the elegance of a bygone Era make this a great place to visit.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I just went to see the exterior (didn't want to pay to do the visit). It is really pretty, very old. We can do an outside tour and see every side of the house.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank blogtrotteuse18
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing place to visit! I'm glad that my hubby was with me. He's in construction and pointed out certain things (windows and how they worked in those days). The stain glass windows were beautiful. The dumb waiter and staircases, just all in all beautiful.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Joe Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would advise anyone visiting Galveston to visit the Bishop’s Palace. It is glorious. You are given a minimally useful audio player, but it’s still worth listening to the short recordings. We were impressed by the stained glass, carved wood, and original furnishings. The house...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Each room or hallway had new surprise and the self guided tour was very helpful. Something for everyone.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Barry C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were amazed at the craftsmanship on display in this stunning home. I think that those who appreciate elegance of a bygone era and learning a bit of Galveston history should definitely visit. I wish that the audio device would have been for each person...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Karen S
Reviewed 13 February 2019

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 13 February 2019

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 7 February 2019

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
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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.