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Bishop's Palace

1402 Broadway, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
409-762-2475
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Ranked #4 of 48 Attractions in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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 building was the home to the family of Walter Gresham,... more » 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. « less
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Williamsburg, NM
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We did the self-tour with the hand held guide and walked through the home. The hand held guide was informative and interesting. The mansion was magnificent and amazing and takes you back to an earlier time.

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Fridley, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Parts of the house were being renovated, loved all of the beautiful fireplaces. Each fireplace was different and each fireplace chimney was different creating a very unique roof line.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Our tour guide George was excellent! We learned so much about the history of Galveston and this structure. A must see!

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Houston, Texas, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Having driven by this historic land mark for 30 years I finally went in to check it out. It was well worth it. A beautifully restored home highlighting the architecture, as well as turn of the century furnishings. We took the audio tour with hand held tape machines. Well done. A great way to beat the heat.

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Austin, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This historic home is stunning. The tours use those sort of telephone devices where you punch in a number and hear the tour. Easy to use and included with all self guided tours. There are not a lot of furnishings in the home but those that are there are original to the home. There is a great deal of architectural... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Even with some restoration construction, you must see Bishops Place. The house is a marvel of design and construction. The rooms are beautiful, as are the grounds. A personal audio system will give you lots of details, as well as a few family secrets.

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Brenham, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I liked the audio tour since I could replay as many times as I wanted. I also liked the fact you could take pictures. The gift shop has numerous items that were reasonably priced. My sisters and I spent TOO much money in the gift shop. LOL.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

It is such a gorgeous mansion and full of information about its history and objects there. The gift shop is really great with so much selection ans the prices are low. I really enjoyed visiting there with my husband and will go back soon.

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Piedmont, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I went with my 3 oldest children ages 7-15 and we really enjoyed touring this beautiful house. There is a lot of renovation going on right now, but we were still able to do the audio tour of the first two floors. I enjoyed this much more than stopping and reading plaques. The house has a lot of interesting wood... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Very nice, we did a self guided tour with a recorded handset...don't miss if you are visiting Galveston.

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