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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” (101 reviews)
“stained glass” (60 reviews)
“own pace” (62 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 house is a delight to the eye. The moldings, glass work, mantles and everything was eye candy,Not crouded and there is a good audeo tour.

Thank sallie P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Well worth the $12 entrance fee, especially as the self-guided audio tour is included. We went on a Monday morning and there were only a few other folk there. There's a wealth of information in both the audio guide and on the many signs.

Thank Al D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Self directed audio tour very well done. Cots $12.00 per person. Well worth the price. Phenomenal house - 19,000 square feet. Woodwork worth the tour. Stained glass windows, marble fire places, hardwood floors and many other unique aspects to the house. For example - a...More

Thank Soft A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are in awe of anything historic - you need to go to the Bishop's Palace. We went off season so I'm not sure how crowded the Palace becomes during high season - but the self guided tour was super. We enjoyed seeing the...More

Thank Brenda-Houston
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The audio tour was great. Very informative and we'll done. Allow at an hour or more. The home has incredible wood carvings, stained glass, and architecture. Definitely worth a visit. For anyone not fond of home tours, the gift shop in the basement is sure...More

Thank Cindy B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Touring this beautiful place brought history alive. They have a self guided tour with individual IPod's to guide along. I found it extremely enjoyable and informative.

Thank Debby O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Their are a few different tours you can take for a variety of prices. We did the 6$ self guided audio. The only furnishings in the home are things related to the families who lived there. Third floor was unavailable on the audio tour. I...More

Thank Marianne M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here looking for an educational stop on the island. this house, originally built for the Gresham family, was very cool. We could only see 2 stories, and chose the self guided tour, but we were there for hours. The ipods they give you...More

Thank ferret538
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have viewed this beautiful palace for many years having owned a property and cabin west side of the Greenhorn Myself. I would suggest that a visitor take this ture and see what one man constructed himself. He had a sad lossyears ago but is...More

Thank netahenry
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Pretty o!der home with a varied history but we enjoyed Moody Mansion more. Liked the audio tour better than the guided tour we took years ago.

Thank JustUsTwo0814
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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.