One of the few place left after the 1900 hurricane. Was built in the late 1800 just 4-5 before the storm. It knock out about $300 worth of windows but other than that made it just fine. Lots and lots of details. Price was $12...More
About Bishop's Palace
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The home has some marvelous history! The renovation work on the house was well done, and the furniture is all from the period. The audio guide was well done. The small gift shop in the basement was very tasteful, and the prices were reasonable, too.
Bishop's Palace is a gorgeous home in the historic district that's well worth the visit. The home was owned by the Gresham family before it was sold to the catholic diocese to be the home of the bishop. The history behind the home is as...More
Beautiful mansion. We went in the afternoon and it wasn't busy at all. Parked free on the street in front. Enter the basement to start the tour. They had us share audio tour devices, which wasn't ideal. Would prefer headphones. Listen to all of the...More
October was great it was breezy and cool. There was something to see at every turn, up staircases, bedrooms, portraits fixtures/furniture. Amazing how homes survived hurricanes over the years. Very well maintained, beautiful.
An unexpected treat. The audio tour is relatively short, so we spent some extra time revisiting rooms and features that were particularly interesting to us. Minimal charge, time well spent. The mansion is beautiful with mega amounts of wood and beautiful stained glass.
Galveston does an amazing job of preserving history and finding ways to tell their story to the public. This place is amazing. The tour is worth the money and the gift shop is quite nice with decent prices.
This was a really great tour. We visit a lot of historic homes on our travels and rarely do you come across one that has so much of the original interior. This was especially unexpected because of the storms that it has endured through the...More
This is by far one of the most beautiful homes in the south. The woodwork is unbelievable. It is a wonderful chance to see how the elite of Galveston lived their daily lives.