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Bishop's Palace

1402 Broadway St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-4938
+1 409-762-2475
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US$155.00*
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Private Full-Day Galveston Island and Houston Sightseeing Tour
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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 of architecture. Architectural historians list the Bishop's Palace (Gresham House) as one of the most significant of Victorian residences in the country.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“self guided tour” (153 reviews)
“stained glass” (63 reviews)
“own pace” (62 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
1402 Broadway St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-4938
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+1 409-762-2475
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"self guided tour"
in 153 reviews
"stained glass"
in 63 reviews
"own pace"
in 62 reviews
"catholic church"
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"attic tour"
in 16 reviews
"gift shop in the basement"
in 15 reviews
"beautiful wood"
in 12 reviews
"historic mansion"
in 13 reviews
"third floor"
in 34 reviews
"old house"
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"audio device"
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"moody mansion"
in 47 reviews
"amazing architecture"
in 12 reviews
"historical home"
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"interesting history"
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"turn of the century"
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"galveston history"
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Who knew the Bishop live so well? I guess it makes sense as Galveston was once the largest city in Texas. I recommend the audio tour of this beautiful home. The fine craftsmanship found in every room is stunning. In assembly line age, it is...More

Thank RC K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This beautiful home is a must see. It is like a step back in time. Loved it even though I found the woman who handed out the audio RUDE!

Thank Rhoda J
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful tour - do not rush through. Beautiful residence. Informative audio tour with admission. I would visit again, it is so beautiful!

Thank Donna E
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I’ve seen some of the negative reviews and I disagree. This house has amazing character and a great story. You have to understand the context of its early time and realize we’re truly blessed for it to be standing and able to view. Yes, it...More

Thank Andrew P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Self tour with shared audio player. The Moody Mansion tour provides individual audio players which I though was better. People stationed in various areas to answer questions. Allow a couple of hours to complete the tour. Tour was interesting, learned about the flood of 1900...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So sad to see the condition of such a nice home. Would that it was restored to it's original splendor. Tour devices function poorly. Gift shop had the makings of a thrift store, very little pertaing to Bishop's. Moody mansion is a good example of...More

Thank Gregory L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty amazing home. Enjoyed touring. They said $2 of every ticket went to restoration. Should be much more cause the tickets were $12 each.

Thank danjen2015
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting to see, I thought, but not something very spectacular. Very top floor was closed off for renovation.

Thank Natalia M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This house is an interesting tour, but the audio devices are not so helpful in a group! it's fine if you're with one other individual, but with a large group, the audio is hard to hear and understand. There aren't any individual signs in the...More

Thank KLGR2304
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a self guided tour with digital recordings. A little hard to hear if there are multiple people in the room or standing near any of the fans/a/c units/humidity control units. Even my active 8 and 10 year old enjoyed it. Truly a beautiful...More

Thank cindyl246
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Janice B
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Response from cdenoi | Reviewed this property |
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Bryan T
4 February 2018|
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Response from Philomena D | Reviewed this property |
If you are talking about Bishop’s Palace. It is not free for children. If you are talking about Children’s Museum nearby Moody Masion. It is not free for children to enter at Children Museum. My girls enjoyed so much at... More
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Vicki B
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Response from TxTrans | Reviewed this property |
I believe it was $12. It is a self guided tour. You should check their website for hours.
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