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Bishop's Palace

Opens in 21 min: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1402 Broadway St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-4938
+1 409-762-2475
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank Marianne M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank IFRMcAllen_Texas_USA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank shaem2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank HG30
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

This is a well done home. Local Texans turned dioceses bishop house turned historic society home. Many original fixtures from late 1800s. I think I paid $12 and includes audio tour. I was there 40 minutes total.

Thank Alison K
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Bishop's house was an awesome little tour. When we went, it was an audio tour that was self directed with an iPod loaded with the information. The pieces of furniture in the house are original to one of the two main owners. It's a beautiful...More

Thank Kelsey P
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Just did the Basement to Attic tour of the Bishop's Palace and it is well worth it! The details in this house are stunning. Look at the door hinges!! The calla lilies, carvings, chandeliers, and on and on! Tour took about an hour and a...More

Thank Staci T
Reviewed 11 October 2018

It was like stepping back in time. You could imagine what the people that live there long ago was doing.

Thank T D
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

My wife and I recently toured Bishop’s Palace and were pleasantly pleased the beautiful home. We were given a audio device that gave us lots of historical information about the building and its previous owners. Well worth a visit in Galveston.

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Jonathan J
7 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 GlennaBAustin | Reviewed this property |
Definitely not accessible. It's a very old house with lots of stairs and narrow passages.
30 April 2018|
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Response from RustyH228 | Reviewed this property |
Allow up to two hours.