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Bishop's Palace: Tours & Tickets

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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...more
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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 5 days ago via mobile

If you like old houses you’ll love this one. Beautiful stained glass and woodwork. How cool to have your own church sanctuary in your house. Takes about an hour to walk through. Self-guided audio tour is informative. Cost is reasonable considering what it must cost...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank T9947GBdennish
Reviewed 5 days ago

This home has withstood many storms and is still standing. It has been beautifully restored and listening to the audio tour gives much interesting information.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank E6359DQsaram
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really nice building it is worth to visit just make sure you know the opening times. Across the beautiful church

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Patricia032
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For some reason despite numerous trips never toured until yesterday. $14 ( no discounts) gets you a iPod self guided tour. The house is gorgeous and very well maintained. It makes you want to attend a party there and think about all that the house...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank davideddoc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent roughly 1 hour on a self guided tour of the mansion.Audio tour is very clever and is matched to numbered photos in each room and you can go through the rooms quickly or extend the amount of information you want to listen too .What...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Zena1
Reviewed 14 September 2019 via mobile

After driving past Bishop’s Palace for years planning to “visit someday,” I finally called my stepmother and planned a day trip. We spent a lovely afternoon in a self guided tour. We could spend as much time as we liked admiring murals, China, books, imported...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Lezlie_PLj
Reviewed 9 September 2019

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Bishop's Palace. The home is quite opulent and the beautiful attention to detail shines throughout. The stained glass throughout the home is stunning, and if you look closely you'll see different designs on each wall in...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank pyanogyrl1
Reviewed 8 September 2019

Bishop's Palace is beautiful and well worth a visit. Two of the floors are nicely restored and the audio tour was interesting and engaging. Unfortunately the mansion was very warm inside which isn't surprising for September in Texas. We cut our tour short.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Sandra B
Reviewed 6 September 2019

Bishop's Palace will not disappoint the history buffs. A beautiful home with lots of history. Craftsmanship you won't see again in this era. Beautifully preserved and a joy to see in all it's glory.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Deborah L
Reviewed 4 September 2019

They have an audio tour that makes it extra special. Periodically they do have guided tours. We loved the audio tour as they have different numbers so the kids could pick the shorter version while us adults picked the longer. And they have staff on...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Heather K
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Jonathan J
7 October 2018|
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Response from Natalie P | Reviewed this property |
yes absolutely...I took tons pictures there :)
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