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Bishop's Palace

1402 Broadway St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-4938
+1 409-762-2475
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  • Average5%
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“audio tour” (94 reviews)
“stained glass” (56 reviews)
“own pace” (57 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1402 Broadway St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-4938
+1 409-762-2475
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Bishop's Palace should be high on the list of things to do in Galveston. Kids may be bored and unappreciative. Quaint and pretty.

Thank rrosa
Reviewed 2 days ago

Built over 120 years ago with lots of interesting history. Owned and run by the Galveston Historical Society, there are regular tours that go into all of the history.

Thank davemh333
Reviewed 4 days ago

Came as a family a while back and had a lot of fun. If you like model home tours or older houses, this is a must-see!

Thank SamanthaA001
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Hard to believe the detail of work long before power tools! I recommend the basement to attic tour. I think it is the first Saturday of each month.

Thank ExWaitress1975
Reviewed 5 days ago

Opportunity to tour antique former home and office of the Bishop of Galveston and Houston Catholic Diocese. Beautiful furnishings.

Thank genelle2017
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A small admission free brings you into an historic building that is absolutely gorgeous. Each room is opulent and reflects a time when the owner didn't spare a dime. The house is on the main street in Galveston and is readily reached by car or...More

1  Thank SHC220
Reviewed 1 week ago

Alas, we rang the door bell and no one ever came to the door. We saw there was a tour going on inside but I guess they don't have enough staff during off times to manage all the visitors that might show up. We waited...More

Thank Jason M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove past and saw the bishops palace and you are just blown away by the architecture and it's beautiful maintained landscape. You can also tour so check their webpage go make sure you're there when it's opened.

Thank Melinda E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful home and restoration and preservation. It gives a real look at what Galveston would have been like in its peak in history. The Staff are great and there is a nice gift shop at the start/end of the tour with lots of...More

Thank 1BeerMan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Incredible mansion with outstanding carved-wood trim, a beautiful staircase, gorgeous stained glass, impressive fireplaces, and lovely lighting. There's a minimum of furniture, but it too is beautiful. The audioguide is a good one and allows you to listen to as much or as little as...More

4  Thank Linda C
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Vicki B
Tour times and cost
3 May 2017|
Response from TxTrans | Reviewed this property |
I believe it was $12. It is a self guided tour. You should check their website for hours.
Will be visiting Galverston in the summer with my granddauter who uses a wheelchair for distance, but who can walk and manage stairs slowly. One of the reviews said no strollers. Would their be somewhere to park the chair while we walked round?
29 January 2017|
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Response from Zzardvark | Reviewed this property |
You can contact Historic Galveston that operates the house to check specifically, but they indicate that they are specifically not handicapped accessible. From my experience, there are a lot of stairs. The entrance is in the... More
Nancy W
Is it decorated for Christmas?
2 December 2016|
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Response from deena9275 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I was there last week, and it was. It's not overly done, just tastefully so with a lovely tree in the entrance hall, etc.