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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
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1402 Broadway St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-4938
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The house itself was a marvel of craftmanship. Seriously, I was in awe of the woodwork, the crown moudling, everything. I didn't care for the super creepy 'chapel' but I'm not Catholic so if you are maybe you'd love it.
We are in the construction field so visiting old homes like this are amazing to us. The home wasn’t as nicely maintained or decorated as Moody Mansion but still a nice place. I didn’t like for the cost you have to share an audio tour...More
You see this beautiful structure with ornate roof line and high chimneys stained glass windows sitting on the corner. The historic tour told us about The Bishop's Palace so we decided it was a must-see. Everything in the house is beautiful and inspiring despite its...More
I was a little dissapointed that most of the furniture had been removed unless it belonged to the Grishams or the Bishops since I love to see what was used in the past. Audio provided good information abou the history and what was in the...More
We were in galveston foot the Lonestar Rally and planned to see the Bishop's Palace during our stay in Galveston. We planned this visit based on their website operating hours. We arrived there at 11:15am on Saturday. They were suppose to be open 10-6. They...More
We found ourselves in Galveston where we were going to just relax and sun ourselves, but the weather didn't cooperate, so on the standby list was Bishop's Palace. We took the tour and this place has such beautiful and interesting architecture, along with great history....More
The mansion is grand. We did the self guided tour that comes with a little audio guide that is numbered for each room in the mansion. The recorder gives a pretty detailed description of each room along with a bit of history. The tour took...More
Bishop's Palace is a very interesting old Victorian home to visit. The audio guide tells a lot about the rooms and family that lived there. The house is in definite need of more restoration. The details in the architecture are stunning. There is some original...More