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Bishop's Palace

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Address: 1402 Broadway, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
Phone Number: 409-762-2475
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Ranked among the top 100 homes in the U.S. for its architectural...
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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Gorgeous architecture inside and out! It is definitely worth taking the time to explore this amazing home.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Round Rock
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous architecture inside and out! It is definitely worth taking the time to explore this amazing home.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Interesting history, magnificent architectural details, woodwork and carvings. Nice audio self-guided tour. You can easily get through it in under an hour, but should take your time to soak in the history.

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New Iberia, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Will definitely return in the future, would like to do the basement to attic tour. Know that the diocese is getting ready to do a renovation; please don't wait too long before the moisture starts to decay the beautiful piece of history. We found the gift shop nice, but too pricey.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Definitely worth the trip. The home is beautiful. We loved our self-guided tour at our own pace. This home takes you back in time with glamour and style of old Galveston. The stained Glass is amazing. The gift shop is also very unique. Wonderful staff.

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North Richland Hills, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I have been to the mansion many times. This was my first time with the automated tour and it was really great. Check out the gift shop afterwards. Great also.

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Mahomet, Il
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This was an audio tour so you can go at your own pace and not feel rushed. The house and furnishings were beautiful. A must see for anyone who appreciates history and beautiful old homes.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

This house has approximately 16 rooms open for a self guided tour. I believe it was 11.00 each with a AAA discount. The architecture was stunning and they do allow indoor photography. They have an extensive gift shop as well. On Broadway st one of the main streets in Galveston. I would highly recommend this attraction

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Historically significant! Tour was very insightful and staff very courteous. I would highly recommend.

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We stopped by the Bishop's Palace after deciding not to visit another nearby historical attraction. We were thrilled with our decision, and had a great time doing the self-guided tour. The mansion is stunning. Even though the weather was very hot, we appreciated all of the fans placed strategically throughout the house.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

It is a must if you go to Galveston! The stone outside is so beautiful and it has withstood the Hurricanes. And it is still furnished as it was in very exquisite furnishings! And the Catholic Church across the street is also very beautiful

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Additional Information about Bishop's Palace

Address: Address: 1402 Broadway, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
Phone Number: 409-762-2475
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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