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“Smelling old”
Review of Bishop's Palace

Bishop's Palace
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US$155.00*
and up
Galveston Island and Houston Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #2 of 108 things to do in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Still smelling very old place. It was too dark rooms. It is OK for my husband and me. Nothing exciting.

2  Thank Philomena D
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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 included in the price that tells you about each of the rooms. This house withstood the Hurricane of 1900 which almost whipped out the entire city. The interior is furnished lavishly of a bygone era.

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 if I had it to do over, I would skip the tour.

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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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