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Bishop's Palace

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Address: 1402 Broadway St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-4938
Phone Number: 14097622475
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Sun - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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The Bishop's Palace (a.k.a. Gresham House) is a contributing building in...

The Bishop's Palace (a.k.a. Gresham House) is a contributing building in the East End Historic District, a National Historic Landmark. The house is listed in the National Register of Historic Places at the national level of significance in the area of architecture. Architectural historians list the Bishop's Palace (Gresham House) as one of the most significant of Victorian residences in the country.

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Very elegant structure that has survived multiple hurricanes. It is worth stopping by just to view. It was closed when we were there so we did not get to tour inside

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very elegant structure that has survived multiple hurricanes. It is worth stopping by just to view. It was closed when we were there so we did not get to tour inside

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Odiham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Self guided tour works well. Not that big so allow and hour. As with most at actions in the area its $12. The building is beautiful and has an amazing history. Built by a wealthy businessman for $250k in the 1800sand sold to the church c50 years later for $37k. -not so sure he was a great businessman after all.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Bishops Palace is a very opulent large house opposite a Catholic Church. Don't park in the grounds of the Church -despite their connection, you will be towed (I was warned). Parking on the street immediately out front the Palace is good and free. Entry is $12 and for that you get an audio tour of the first 2 floors... More 

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Tyler, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A must see when touring this Texas Gulf Coast Island. The jewel in the center of the historic district is by far one of the finest still remaining in the state. Still in great shape for the age and storms it has survived, it is now undergoing restoration. A portion of ticket sales go to the fund. A headphone self-guided... More 

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Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This beautiful former residence was built during the turn of the century. Truly worth a visit if for no other reason than to marvel at the architecture and the materials used in the home’s construction. Unfortunately, the elements have taken a toll on the roof integrity resulting in damage to this once opulent mansion. The self-guided audio tour was exceedingly... More 

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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a repository of what are now antiques, pictures, furniture, art, and history, worth the time for a tour by adults and teen.agers

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New Iberia, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I did the self guided audio tour. The house is a little in disrepair but well worth the time to tour. Very interesting. Also, a large gift shop in the basement.

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hurst tx
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dark and boring, family that lived there seemed unhappy, The Bishop stuff was not of interest of me.

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Somerset, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really liked this place. It had everything . Beautiful Fireplaces and rooms and carvings that you will love to see. It was well worth seeing . I just really thought it was so worth while to see.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved seeing this palace it was beautiful! My husband and I got the tour audio and it was very interesting to see all the things that went on in the palace and how it stayed up for so long. I would recommend to people if you have never been.

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