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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Bishop's Palace

Bishop's Palace
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Ranked #2 of 101 things to do in Galveston
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Austin, Texas USA
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“Enjoyed our tour very much!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

We loved all the beautiful wood that was used throughout. The palace itself is very sturdy, obviously, since about 200 people used it for shelter during Hurricane Ike. The downside, although owned by the Catholic Diocese in Galveston, they contribute zero dollars for the upkeep; so the palace/mansion is dependant on money from the tours, plus any additional donations people might care to give.

Visited January 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“great tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2012

What a house ! Built for a wealthy private family years and years ago, it was bought by the Catholic Church to house the bishop of the local diocese; hence the name. Extraordinary architecture that survived the great 1900 Storm......worth touring !

Visited February 2012
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Muskogee, OK
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“Great way to kill a couple of hours.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2012

This turn of the century mansion is definately something to behold. The details that went into the design of the house were extraordinary, and the tour guide, Barbara, had a wealth of knowledge about the house and the history of those who had lived in it.

Visited January 2012
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Galveston, Texas, United States
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“Stunning”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2012

Well worth the visit. The tour is an hour, very informative and interesting.

Visited February 2012
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Gillette, Wyoming
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“Amazing house”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2012

The history of the house is presented in a most excellent fashion that draws you in and gives you a real sense of the lives that were lived there and how they lived their lives. There is a small gift shop where the tour tickets are purchased with some really neat items. They do not allow photography, which makes me a sad boy as I could spend a full day in the house just shooting my brains out. The detail is that phenomenal.

Visited September 2011
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