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Bishop's Palace

1402 Broadway St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-4938
+1 409-762-2475
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“stained glass”(63 reviews)
“own pace”(62 reviews)
About
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...more
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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 153 reviews
"stained glass"
in 63 reviews
"own pace"
in 62 reviews
"catholic church"
in 25 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
"audio device"
in 13 reviews
"moody mansion"
in 47 reviews
"amazing architecture"
in 12 reviews
"historical home"
in 15 reviews
"interesting history"
in 22 reviews
"turn of the century"
in 13 reviews
"galveston history"
in 16 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Although we drove by and stopped, we didn't go inside. When you stop to remember the ferociousness of the hurricanes that have hit Galveston since the early 1900's, it was truly amazing to see this grand, beautiful, stately beauty still standing. It's almost as if...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This place is a must see while visiting Galveston. The house is so beautiful and the tour is self guided so you can take your time and walk around. So glad we did it and I recommend it to anyone who loves history and old...More

2  Thank Emy1
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful house and architecture from The late 1890s. My family and I went on a rainy day in early January. With not much else to do on the island, my family and I were pleasantly surprised to stumble across this beautiful house with self-guided audio...More

1  Thank hwit4843
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Striking is the best word to describe the interior of this house. Beautiful woodwork and interesting features (dumb waiter, sink faucets made of two materials for hot and cold, interior windows between rooms to help with cross breezes. Galveston surprises yet again! Check it out!

1  Thank 192,019,201,920
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were disappointed by a forecast for rain on a recent trip to Galveston. After searching for non-beach activities we stumbled upon the Bishop's Palace. Not sure what to expect, this was much more interesting that we anticipated. The self-guided audio tour is very interesting,...More

1  Thank alexisgolden
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a quite marvelous house which speaks volumes about the wealth of Galveston at the turn of the 19th/20th century - as well as about the wealth of a Roman Catholic church able to buy it later for one of their employees. Expansive rooms,...More

1  Thank AllanJGJ
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First the great turn of the century hurricane that wiped out a good portion of Galveston and killed 6000 - 12,000 people, left this mansion with a few broken windows. The Catholic church across the street was destroyed along with at least 3,600 buildings. That...More

1  Thank Jerry B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great insight on how the upper crust lived in the 1800's. Seeing the woodwork alone is worth the price of admission.

1  Thank Nick P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ranked #2 on the Trip Advisor list for Galveston. $12.00 for adults, self guided tour with audio is nice to do at your own pace. Two floors open to tour with lots of nice history to learn about. The house is amazing! I took a...More

1  Thank Brenda C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So much to see! What a great place to visit and get a feel for Galveston history. An amazing house ahead of its time

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Itraveldou
30 April 2018|
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Response from danjen2015 | Reviewed this property |
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Janice B
9 March 2018|
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Bryan T
5 February 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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