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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1402 Broadway St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-4938
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
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.
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
Just did the Basement to Attic tour of the Bishop's Palace and it is well worth it! The details in this house are stunning. Look at the door hinges!! The calla lilies, carvings, chandeliers, and on and on! Tour took about an hour and a...More
My wife and I recently toured Bishop’s Palace and were pleasantly pleased the beautiful home. We were given a audio device that gave us lots of historical information about the building and its previous owners.
Well worth a visit in Galveston.
If you want to go back in time to the turn of the century, and see a very well preserved mansion, this is the place. A very wealthy family built this home and it was over the top in terms of quality, features, and style...More
This beautiful “palace” is a wonderful example of late 19th, early 20th century architecture. The tours can be self guided with a head phone set to take with you. It’s easy to find, too. It only takes a few hours at most to see, so...More
It’s a beautiful building; wonderful architecture, incredible wood work and worth seeing. However, the first impression are of course the “front desk” folks who couldn’t dislike tourists more....or their job...or their salary. Or they truly just have nasty attitudes. I won’t be going back!
We explored this palace on a whim and it was great. The stained glass windows throughout the palace along with the many fireplaces were quite impressive. The staircase to the upstairs is gorgeous and the separate chapel room was just wow. Well worth the price...More