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Bishop's Palace

1402 Broadway, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
409-762-2475
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As featured in Daytrips from San Antonio
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Beautiful castle from the outside appearance - we took the self-tour, which was a little confusing- it was a challenge to find the numbered photos (indicating the areas) that accompanied the narration. Was rather disappointed in the entire tour.

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Katy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

The Bishop's Palace was amazing. I like the self guided tour; I was able to stop and enjoy the beautiful craftsmanship of this house. It's amazing how they restored it and it's just beautiful. Great historical place to see.

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texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We had never toured before and my husband is from Galveston. Very nice history and the audio tour is self-paced.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

One word - breathtaking! The history and architecture here should appeal to many. The story of this building and the part it played in the rescue of residents during the great hurricane is amazing and inspiring. Don't take very small children though as there are many do not touch items in this house. There is a lot of walking and... More

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San Marcos, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Bishop's Palace was amazing. They don't make houses like this anymore. I loved all the details. I also like the self guided tour so we could go at our own pace.

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Haysville, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Learn a lot more then about the Bishop House and even more about the history of Galveston. Plus it does not cost an arm and a leg!!!!!

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Katy, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Enjoyed this tour, was self guided with a head set so you can go at your own pace. The house is very beautiful and they have maintained it well considering the storms in past years.

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Mount Sterling, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Ive been here 3 times and I would go back again. Its under $10 per son to get in and my son who is 3 gets in free. There is a tour guide available at certain times but you can do audio tours yourself. Its amazing how sturdy this house was built back then, definitely don't make them like that... More

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Galveston Island, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is a perfect attraction for a hot weekend afternoon when the sand is too hot and the beaches too crowded, The architecture is spectacular. The history better than fiction and the self-guided audio tour allows you to proceed at your pace and learn (or leave behind) as much history as you want. I also really enjoyed the children's basket... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Beautiful historic site with a wonderful tour guide for the whole family. Learn the history of Galveston on who the founders were. A great history lesson for the entire family. If you have never been to a mansion this is a wonderful one to view.

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