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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
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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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Beautiful old home!

Loved the self guided tour of this old home. Well worth taking the time to go see it! Loved the craftsmanship in the woodwork and fireplaces.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Loved the self guided tour of this old home. Well worth taking the time to go see it! Loved the craftsmanship in the woodwork and fireplaces.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

For $12, $2 of which goes to the restoration fund, this is a fun and informative tour of what used to be one of Galveston's most admired homes. As expected, you will learn about the house itself but you will also learn quite a bit about Galveston and life in the U.S. in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This was like stepping back in time. The tour was great, our guide was knowledgeable, friendly, and professional. Definitely a must see for history lovers.

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Leesville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This stately home is a beauty indeed. The price of admission includes the first and second floors and for extra charge you can tour the third floor, the Bishop's quarters as well. Ask about it when you purchase your tickets.

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Weatherford, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We enjoyed the self guided tour. It wasn't too long and informative. We enjoyed it enough that when we go back for a cruise we would like to do the basement to attic tour.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Beautiful home with amazing craftsmanship. Stunning stained glass and woodwork! Self guided tour. Check this one out if you enjoy historical homes!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We've admired this place the last 3 times we've been to Galveston. We decided to check it out this time... So glad we did! If you love history and old homes this is a perfect place to check out. I was much more interested in the family who built the home than the Bishop. I was disappointed that the Bishop... More 

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This was an interesting stop after arriving early for our RCL cruise. Our first intention was to claim a Geocache here, but took time to check things out and absorb the history lessons in and around the county along with food and beaches nearby.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This palace is spectacular. But like much of the infrastructure in Galveston, it is really depreciating and lacks the funds and the support from the community to restore such a precious piece of history. The palace is beautiful but falling apart. The history behind the home is interesting and quite remarkable. We did the self guided audio tour. Oh geez.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Growing up on the coast you avoid tourists places. Saying that I realized I wanted to see Bishop's Palace. Glad I made the decision to go and see if. Beautiful home with beautiful wood carvings and fireplaces. First time I have seen an altar inside a home. The information on the radio was great but it would have been better... More 

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Additional Information about Bishop's Palace

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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