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“Amazing!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bishop's Palace

Bishop's Palace
1402 Broadway, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
409-762-2475
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$99*
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Houston Sightseeing Tour and Galveston Day Trip
Ranked #5 of 88 things to do in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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, a former Confederate colonel and U.S. Congressman.
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

This Palace is amazing to be in. The auditory tour was excellent and very informative.Was not allowed to take pictures inside. Just have to see for yourself how gorgeous the interior looks like.I could imagine in my mind the former family that had lived there. Enjoyed it with my husband!

Visited January 2013
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Pasadena, Texas, United States
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“Behold Beauty " A Texas Treasure "”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

I Toured the Palace 3 or 5 times over the years and Lover her more and more each time. If your visiting Galveston, Texas this stately mansion is a must see. The home has withstood every Hurricane to hit the Island since it was built over 100 years ago. If you love victorian architecture you will truely love this Texas Treasure for sure.

Visited July 2012
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Dallas, TX
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“Enjoyed the self guided tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

The home is gorgeous and filled with history. It was built with the finest materials of its day and it shows. The tour takes about an hour, and is well worth it. If you are a fan of architecture or history you should head on over!

Visited January 2013
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Houston, Texas
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“Great self-guided tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

This house wasn't as well-restored as some others I have been through, and there isn't a ton of furniture or artifacts, but the home was truly beautiful and I really appreciated that it was a self-guided tour. You can sign up for a group tour, but we just did the self-guided audio tour. That was nice because you could go at your own pace and really see what you wanted to see. There were no roped off areas so you are free to roam.

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“A great trip back in time!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

This place in ver beautiful and very interesting. A nice trip back in the history of Galveston. If you like history or architecture, there is no doubt that you will enjoy your visit here. Well worth the admission fee.

Visited December 2012
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