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Bishop's Palace

1402 Broadway St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-4938
+1 409-762-2475
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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“self guided tour” (155 reviews)
“stained glass” (65 reviews)
“own pace” (65 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1402 Broadway St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-4938
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+1 409-762-2475
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"self guided tour"
in 155 reviews
"stained glass"
in 65 reviews
"own pace"
in 65 reviews
"catholic church"
in 26 reviews
"attic tour"
in 16 reviews
"gift shop in the basement"
in 15 reviews
"beautiful wood"
in 12 reviews
"historic mansion"
in 13 reviews
"third floor"
in 34 reviews
"old house"
in 24 reviews
"moody mansion"
in 53 reviews
"audio device"
in 13 reviews
"amazing architecture"
in 12 reviews
"historical home"
in 15 reviews
"interesting history"
in 23 reviews
"turn of the century"
in 15 reviews
"take your time"
in 11 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We have visited the Bishop's Palace 3 or 4 times through the years. This last time, they had changed from having a guide to IPODs. This sort of ruined it for me, but if this is all you know, it's probably OK.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a beautiful home. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. They provide an audio devise to give historic information related to each room in the home. I do feel it was a bit pricey At $12 for the short time. You are there...More

2  Thank Gina S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend and I spent about an hour touring the home and another 30 minutes browsing the gift shop. There are window units and fans in every room, and we were there on a rainy morning, so we weren't hot. The self-guided tour gives a...More

2  Thank Colleen A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very interesting and informative, beautiful place and archt.. recommend everyone go and check it out

1  Thank gregorythomasd
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely home, with an interesting story. The furnishings and restoration are beautiful. The audio tour is done well and it is a good way to spend an hour or so. If you like architecture, culture and history its a must see.

2  Thank Tracy N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful inside and out. The woodwork is breathtaking. A great piece of history. Admission comes with audio. Extensive gift shop. Highly recommend a tour.

2  Thank Barbara W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This home is absolutely stunning! The intricate woodwork and stained glass are exceptional! There is a self-guided recorded tour with separate recordings for about 16 well-marked points of interest. This is a must see if you like historic homes. We liked Bishops Palace much better...More

2  Thank Cincycouple2
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

such history stunning old architecture the grounds are immaculate even has a place to take pictures. lots to see in side and out. cant wait to show my family from out of state.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The architecture, neighborhood, and scenery in this area are beautiful. The Bishop's Palace really stands out with its manicured yard and unique design. I was blown away by seeing this house in person.

1  Thank alexycred
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We go to Galveston Island every summer. We had visited Moody Mansion and the Strand but I really wanted to see the Bishop's Palace. We went to the Historical Society building to see if we could get tickets . When we got there they told...More

1  Thank Michelle H
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Itraveldou
April 29, 2018|
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February 4, 2018|
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Response from Cindy B | Reviewed this property |
Not at the Bishop's Palace. I'm not sure about Galveston. There is a terrific childrens' museum in Houston, thought it's not free.
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