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Bishop's Palace

Address: 1402 Broadway, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
Phone Number: 409-762-2475
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Ranked #3 of 39 Attractions in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Ranked among the top 100 homes in the U.S. for its architectural significance, this ornate 1893...
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: Ranked among the top 100 homes in the U.S. for its architectural significance, this ornate 1893 building was the home to the family of Walter Gresham, a former Confederate colonel and U.S. Congressman.

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

My husband and I both enjoyed our audio tour of Bishop's palace last week. There were a few rooms roped off for renovation at this time, but you could still see through the big doorways. It was lovely and my photos could not do it justice so I am not going to bother putting any up! Worth the money. Large... More 

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Says it all. The historians that took us through the house gave us information about the architecture etc that was awesome!.

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Jamaica, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Bishop's Palace is a magnificent home. Not much furniture, but beautiful structure and fabulous woods, marble, and stained glass all around. Tour is by audio, which is okay but, in my opinion, not as good as a live guide. We were able to see only the first floor, because the second floor was being renovated. (They only reduced the price... More 

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Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

We did the Basement to Attic tour and loved it. The Tour Guide was awesome. She was full of information and had a fun sense of humor. We were allowed to take pictures. I took many! Questions were welcome and knowledgably answered.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

We did the dual ticket with the moody mansion. They are complete lye different in the way that you visit. Bishop is self guided and moody is a tour. Both are incredible. Great with out kids.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This is a grand house, and it's a treat to be able to get a very good look into a house that is from a different period of history and very privileged class of people.

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Mesa, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Beautiful and full of history. Self guided tour. Nice gift shop. Would have like to seen more furniture placed throughout the rooms, thought they were refinishing the floors on our visit.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Even our kids enjoyed the audio tour (9yrs & 6yrs). This house is beautiful and so full of history. The house was decorated for Christmas with a beautiful Christmas tree by the stairs, so we were able to get some great photos of the kids. The stained glass windows are amazing! The tour didn't take long, but it was definitely... More 

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Houston Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Have been several times with friends. Learn something new each time. Go during holidays for special decor

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Ruidoso, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

A beautiful piece of art. Self guided tour with a hand piece. Enjoyed all the gorgeous details in the wood, glass and paintings. A nice piece of history.

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