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Bishop's Palace

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“self guided tour”(157 reviews)
“stained glass”(64 reviews)
“own pace”(65 reviews)
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
+1 409-762-2475
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is an interesting place to see how the very rich lived. The house is so beautiful inside. The craftsmanship it took to build this amazing place is awsume. I wished the top floor was opened to the public. We spent a rainy morning looking...More

Thank Donald V
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visitors can get up close to this impressive home, view the ornate details of historic opulence. All of the wood and stone intricacies are amazing! The admission is very reasonable, with $2 from each ticket going to preservation.

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Many people flock to Galveston every year to soak up the sun at the beach and to walk to popular seawall. But if you want to delve into the historic side of Galveston then a visit to this beautiful home is a must for you....More

1  Thank Fashionable T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Bishops Palace, is absolutely beautiful, rich in history and wonderfully maintained. This is a must see!

1  Thank Nelson B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Please allow plenty of time to read all the information in every room. So much I didn't know and now I want to go back. The place and design was outstanding very detailed. Looking forward to returning soon

Thank weeksj2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful home from early Galveston! Tons of history about the families that lived there as well as Galveston.

Thank shalonk179
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As many times as we’ve come to Galveston, we have never toured the Bishops Palace. So glad we finally did. It is beautiful work of art. The granite exterior is Exquisite, but the interior woodwork and furnishings are amazing. The parquet floor, Stained glass, and...More

Thank Yodatravel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

most impressive house with story of it's use in the great flood etc. if you do only one tour in galveston, it should be this.

Thank kim b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This home is amazing. Having grown up in a Victorian home in New England, I felt right at home the moment I walked in. The stained glass is well worth the price of admission. I highly recommend seeing it.

Thank Robyn M
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

I could spend a whole day appreciating every little detail on and in this house. My daughter wanted to live here.

Thank Sancia M
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Madelyn K
1 September 2018|
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Response from Monique S | Reviewed this property |
The main floor is definitely handicap accessible, I’m sure if you were to contact them, they would be more then happy to accommodate you.
30 April 2018|
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Response from RustyH228 | Reviewed this property |
Allow up to two hours.
Janice B
8 March 2018|
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Response from RustyH228 | Reviewed this property |
First and second floor with a small gift shop.