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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.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“self guided tour” (156 reviews)
“stained glass” (63 reviews)
“own pace” (65 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1402 Broadway St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-4938
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+1 409-762-2475
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"self guided tour"
in 156 reviews
"stained glass"
in 63 reviews
"own pace"
in 65 reviews
"catholic church"
in 26 reviews
"attic tour"
in 16 reviews
"gift shop in the basement"
in 14 reviews
"beautiful wood"
in 12 reviews
"historic mansion"
in 13 reviews
"third floor"
in 33 reviews
"old house"
in 23 reviews
"moody mansion"
in 53 reviews
"audio device"
in 14 reviews
"amazing architecture"
in 12 reviews
"historical home"
in 15 reviews
"interesting history"
in 23 reviews
"turn of the century"
in 15 reviews
"galveston history"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

most impressive house with story of it's use in the great flood etc. if you do only one tour in galveston, it should be this.

Thank kim b
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Patsy N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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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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