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Bishop's Palace

1402 Broadway St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-4938
+1 409-762-2475
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Private Full-Day Galveston Island and Houston Sightseeing Tour
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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.
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  • Average5%
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“self guided tour” (155 reviews)
“stained glass” (64 reviews)
“own pace” (64 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
1402 Broadway St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-4938
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"self guided tour"
in 155 reviews
"stained glass"
in 64 reviews
"own pace"
in 64 reviews
"catholic church"
in 26 reviews
"attic tour"
in 16 reviews
"gift shop in the basement"
in 15 reviews
"beautiful wood"
in 12 reviews
"historic mansion"
in 13 reviews
"third floor"
in 34 reviews
"old house"
in 24 reviews
"moody mansion"
in 50 reviews
"audio device"
in 13 reviews
"amazing architecture"
in 12 reviews
"historical home"
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"interesting history"
in 22 reviews
"turn of the century"
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"take your time"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The architecture, neighborhood, and scenery in this area are beautiful. The Bishop's Palace really stands out with its manicured yard and unique design. I was blown away by seeing this house in person.

Thank alexycred
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We go to Galveston Island every summer. We had visited Moody Mansion and the Strand but I really wanted to see the Bishop's Palace. We went to the Historical Society building to see if we could get tickets . When we got there they told...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was a pleasure to visit. My husband and I came down for the day from Houston (although travelling from Sydney Australia) and we drove around looking at the outside of these lovely Galveston houses. The one we chose to pay to see inside was...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

First time visit to the Bishop's Palace. As an historical architecture nut, this was above and beyond awesome. Anyone going to Galveston should put this at the top of their must-see list!

Thank Kathleen T
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is fun if you enjoy history and architecture. The tour is independent with a paper map and recorded messages about each exhibit.

Thank tripmom63
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Reviewed 6 days ago

After withstanding the great hurricane of 1900, it would be a shame to not take this tour. A breathtaking home. The audio tour is well worth the money. Definitely met my expectations.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a gorgeous place! We had a nice tour at our own pace, using the ipod guide. Definitely worth a visit in Galveston.

Thank CloCro
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The inside is as beautiful as the outside. The house has an interesting history and is worth doing. The entry fees help to pay of needed repairs and up keep. I would definitely recommend taking the time to tour this house.

1  Thank Lori F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Bishop's Palace is not worth the money you pay to get in. It's a magnificent building, but it's largely unfurnished and most of it is off limits. We're history buffs so we've been to museums in old houses all over the country. Bishop's Palace and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As is Moody's, very impressive well preserved Victorian mansion well explained by audio tour. The two houses are different in character so worth visiting both

Thank aussiewanderers
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Response from Cindy B | Reviewed this property |
Not at the Bishop's Palace. I'm not sure about Galveston. There is a terrific childrens' museum in Houston, thought it's not free.
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