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Bishop's Palace

1402 Broadway St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-4938
+1 409-762-2475
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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” (155 reviews)
“stained glass” (64 reviews)
“own pace” (64 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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"self guided tour"
in 155 reviews
"stained glass"
in 64 reviews
"own pace"
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"catholic church"
in 26 reviews
"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"
in 24 reviews
"moody mansion"
in 50 reviews
"audio device"
in 13 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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"take your time"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Such a gorgeous place! We had a nice tour at our own pace, using the ipod guide. Definitely worth a visit in Galveston.

Thank CloCro
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The inside is as beautiful as the outside. The house has an interesting history and is worth doing. The entry fees help to pay of needed repairs and up keep. I would definitely recommend taking the time to tour this house.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Bishop's Palace is not worth the money you pay to get in. It's a magnificent building, but it's largely unfurnished and most of it is off limits. We're history buffs so we've been to museums in old houses all over the country. Bishop's Palace and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

As is Moody's, very impressive well preserved Victorian mansion well explained by audio tour. The two houses are different in character so worth visiting both

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Gorgeous architecture and historical setting makes this a must-see. Highly recommend touring to all ages.

Thank Amanda B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very beautiful piece of history, this is a must see...If you are not familiar with Gulf Coast Texas, this has to be on your list. Most come for the beach, the Bishop's Palace is very nice change of pace.

1  Thank jasinoak
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The house is lovely and restoration well done. You can tour most of the house with audio touring by yourself. The chapel is beautiful with striking stained glass windows. I love old homes like this.

Thank Romines612
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

if you're into history or pretty (old) houses, this is WELL WORTH your visit. we've visited 5-6 times and enjoy it every time

1  Thank Dave_Scott1234
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Got to Galveston 2 days early for a cruise and needed something to do on memorial day weekend. Bishop palace was top of the list on trip advisor. $12/adult and $9/ youth, a lil pricey considering it takes less than 30 minutes to go thru....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife enjoyed the auto tour of the Bishop house. The information in the auto tour answered all of our questions. The house is well maintained for a house that old.

2  Thank Ron B
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Itraveldou
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Response from Cindy B | Reviewed this property |
Not at the Bishop's Palace. I'm not sure about Galveston. There is a terrific childrens' museum in Houston, thought it's not free.
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