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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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All reviews self guided tour stained glass own pace catholic church attic tour gift shop in the basement beautiful wood historic mansion third floor old house moody mansion audio device amazing architecture historical home interesting history turn of the century take your time
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

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
Reviewed 7 August 2018

We toured Bishops Palace and Moody. The two together give you a great insight into Galveston. It is a beautiful house.

Thank Patsy N
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Awesome gift shop! This house has many surprises! It's hard to describe how beautiful the woodwork and stained glass windows are. And the bathrooms are a wonder for the date of the home. This is an audio, self-guided tour where they give you a device...More

Thank drp1270
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Walking into this home surely makes you feel like you've gone back in time into a palace. The ornate wood carvings on the staircase and fireplaces, the beautiful stained glass, the marble counters and pillars and the deep rich wood colors of the home bespeak...More

1  Thank satoson57
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Very beautiful place to see. Enjoyed it and would encourage others to see it. The gift shop has some unique treasures in it, don't forgot about it.

Thank Monique S
Reviewed 5 August 2018

This home is incredible, it's an architectural wonder considering it survived the 1900 Galveston hurricane that nearly swept the city off the map. I was unable to take the tour, we were there too late, however, there is enough to see without feeling cheated by...More

Thank ScoutFinch59
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

My wife had always wanted to visit Bishop’s Palace and figured the full moon tour would be the best time during our weekend trip to Galveston to learn more about this gem of a building. Our tour guide was fabulous. She brought the place to...More

Thank Stuart S
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

It’s a lovely little place which takes you back in the day and gives you the history of how the catholic archdiocese bought the house belonging to a family and created a chapel etc. take the tour so you can follow what’s going on. Should...More

2  Thank Natalie1204
Reviewed 23 July 2018

This is an awesome mansion, but not worth the money. $12 per person, no senior or veteran discount. They give every 2 people an audio device that's sound is so low that one person cannot hear it. No guided tours anymore. You can fully access...More

2  Thank GlennaBAustin
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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.