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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.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“audio tour” (98 reviews)
“stained glass” (58 reviews)
“own pace” (60 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 yesterday

This old mansion is still a great place to visit, we took are children here 25yrs ago and now have returned with our grandchildren the wood work fireplaces are all very nice, but can get alittle warm in the summer

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing architecture. We did the audio self guided tour. Very easy. Progressed at our own pace. Enjoyed seeing this historic home.

Thank MamaPockets
Reviewed 5 days ago

What a terrific house museum! Reasonably priced. Large gift shop. Tour guides were very good. this was one of our visit sites to visit in Galveston.

Thank S H
Reviewed 5 days ago

I'm not exactly an architectural buff, but seeing the inside of this home made me appreciate the sheer work and craftsmanship that went into it's construction. Made entirely of stone, it was one of the few structures to survive the great hurricane of 1900. All...More

Thank Russ H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We like that we were able to take an audio tour at our own pace and not in a group. When we went there were not many people and that was nice. The workers there are not really social. They give off a vibe of...More

Thank cabernet1967
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The architecture of this place is amazing. I find it to be one of the coolest buildings on Galveston island. Were worth the effort and I visit when in the area.

Thank TAMAN1951
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great place to see the history of Galveston. The beauty of the home and the bishops palace. The favorite was the chapel ,very holy. The chandeliers; exquisite.

Thank TunaTom50
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very informative self-paced audio tour - about the people and architecture - historical and beautiful!

Thank sher481
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice architecture as well outside as Inside which such wealth you can imagine back to the 19th century when Galveston was a thriving Harbour before the Deadly hurricane in 1900. This is the legacy of a past time and we must admire it and enjoy...More

Thank 369geico
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of great history. The tour is very informative. Loved hearing and seeing the home. It does get a little hot but worth it for all the adventures.

Thank bperes
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Vicki B
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.
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
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.