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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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“audio tour” (104 reviews)
“stained glass” (61 reviews)
“own pace” (62 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1402 Broadway St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-4938
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"audio tour"
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"stained glass"
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"own pace"
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"catholic church"
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"beautiful home"
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"gift shop in the basement"
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"beautiful wood"
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"historic mansion"
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"third floor"
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"old house"
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"self guided"
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"moody mansion"
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"amazing architecture"
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

Beautiful house with lots of rich wood. Staff was friendly and informative. Wish more of the house open to the public.

1  Thank Ron C
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

This house is a real show stopper from the outside. The inside has 19,082 square feet however when we were there only two floors were open for viewing. It's my understanding at different times they even have an attic tour. They have an audio tour...More

1  Thank Car0l27
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

A tour of the house was interesting, but nothing unique from other historic buildings that I have toured. At times, it was hard to determine if you were in the same room that the audio guide was describing. I'm glad I took the tour, but...More

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Reviewed 12 November 2017

This is the most beautiful of all the buildings on the Broadway Avenue. It was closed when we're there but it worths visit though only taking some pictures.

1  Thank Solodam J
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

We went to the Bishop's Palace in Galveston. The house was built between 1897 and 1893. The house has four floors The tour is interesting. The gift shop is nice to see. We enjoyed our visit. We visited mid week and found parking on the...More

1  Thank mini
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

At travelers' suggestions here on Trip Advisor, I toured Bishop's Palace. Gorgeous house, great audio guide (you always had the option to "learn more" after each 30 second snippet about a room/article in the house). You could also use your own ear phones which was...More

1  Thank laura_runs262
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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

The Bishop’s Mansion originally was built in the 1890’s for $250000. After the owner, Walter Gresham has lived in it for a number of Years. It was sold to the Catholic Church as a residence for the Bishop of the Catholic diocese of Galveston in...More

1  Thank Doug D
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

My husband and I spent an afternoon at Bishops Palace in Galveston. A very impressive place with a lot of history. Highly recommend.

1  Thank sweet_pack_fan
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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Very neat look at days gone by in early Galveston when it fought Houston to become the big port in Texas. Lots of money and interesting people lived and worked here. This home is crazy. As Snoop dog once said: "oooooooh eeeee!"

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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

You went here he was very interesting to learn about the area you walk walk through the rooms they give you a listening device to tell you about each room it's very reasonable to go to not a place for little kids it is worth...More

1  Thank Wroehrig
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Bryan T
4 February 2018|
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Response from stevensoneric | Reviewed this property |
The tour is of the original mansion and there is not really a focus on childrens items form the tour we took.
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Vicki B
2 May 2017|
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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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shiltoncarol
28 January 2017|
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Response from Zzardvark | Reviewed this property |
You can contact Historic Galveston that operates the house to check specifically, but they indicate that they are specifically not handicapped accessible. From my experience, there are a lot of stairs. The entrance is in the... More
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