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Bishop's Palace

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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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1402 Broadway St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-4938
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Originally built for a very rich family, this mansion only later became the residency of the local Catholic bishop. It's a grand place. The furniture isn't original, I heard, but it suits. The audio tour is good. The gift shop is also excellent. Worth the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mersenne5
Reviewed 5 days ago

We spent the weekend in Galveston for my birthday and visited Bishop’s Palace and it was BEAUTIFUL! We enjoyed all the history and the beautiful wood inside. This is definitely a “MUST SEE” in Galveston.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Vande97
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of Galveston's most beautiful and historic buildings. One of the special things about it are it's "pocket" doors which have been made of different types of wood to match each room that they face. It has a little chapel for the bishop...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Tomi M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This home is beautifully maintained and the interior finishes are stunning. The history of this home makes this tour very intersting.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank G7489XBjanetk
Reviewed 1 week ago

While visiting Galveston my wife and I visited the Bishop's Palace. If you are a fan of early 19th century architecture you have to see this place. The wood work, marble and stained glass are truly magnificent. The self guided tour with audio gives you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JulAl75
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had such a great time visiting the Bishop's Palace in Galveston. It is such a lovely place that even our youngest enjoyed.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank aleashroot
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 544kellis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This location is very interesting to visit. There are a lot things took your attention and my family enjoyed it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Marwan A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
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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.