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Bishop's Palace

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“stained glass”(68 reviews)
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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...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 third floor old house historical society audio device beautiful historic home moody mansion amazing architecture turn of the century interesting history galveston history
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Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

We are in the construction field so visiting old homes like this are amazing to us. The home wasn’t as nicely maintained or decorated as Moody Mansion but still a nice place. I didn’t like for the cost you have to share an audio tour...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 544kellis
Reviewed 22 November 2018

This location is very interesting to visit. There are a lot things took your attention and my family enjoyed it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Marwan A
Reviewed 21 November 2018 via mobile

You see this beautiful structure with ornate roof line and high chimneys stained glass windows sitting on the corner. The historic tour told us about The Bishop's Palace so we decided it was a must-see. Everything in the house is beautiful and inspiring despite its...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rvjoyce
Reviewed 15 November 2018

I was a little dissapointed that most of the furniture had been removed unless it belonged to the Grishams or the Bishops since I love to see what was used in the past. Audio provided good information abou the history and what was in the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

We were in galveston foot the Lonestar Rally and planned to see the Bishop's Palace during our stay in Galveston. We planned this visit based on their website operating hours. We arrived there at 11:15am on Saturday. They were suppose to be open 10-6. They...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank IFRMcAllen_Texas_USA
Reviewed 31 October 2018

We found ourselves in Galveston where we were going to just relax and sun ourselves, but the weather didn't cooperate, so on the standby list was Bishop's Palace. We took the tour and this place has such beautiful and interesting architecture, along with great history....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

The mansion is grand. We did the self guided tour that comes with a little audio guide that is numbered for each room in the mansion. The recorder gives a pretty detailed description of each room along with a bit of history. The tour took...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank shaem2014
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Bishop's Palace is a very interesting old Victorian home to visit. The audio guide tells a lot about the rooms and family that lived there. The house is in definite need of more restoration. The details in the architecture are stunning. There is some original...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank HG30
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

This is a well done home. Local Texans turned dioceses bishop house turned historic society home. Many original fixtures from late 1800s. I think I paid $12 and includes audio tour. I was there 40 minutes total.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 622AlisonK
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Bishop's house was an awesome little tour. When we went, it was an audio tour that was self directed with an iPod loaded with the information. The pieces of furniture in the house are original to one of the two main owners. It's a beautiful...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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.