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Bishop's Palace at Galveston

Bishop's Palace

1402 Broadway Street, Galveston, Texas, 77550
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Bishop's Palace

Construction on Bishop's Palace, aka Gresham House, began in 1887 and was completed in 1892. Only one mile from Harbor House Hotel & Marina, this National Historic Landmark was the home of Walter Gresham, a Civil War Colonel, entrepreneur and lawyer, and his wife Josephine and their nine children. Considered one of the most significant Victorian-era homes in the United States, Bishop's Palace is open to the public for a variety of tours, including guided, self-guided and private.

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prices

  • Adults: $10
  • Youth (6-18): $7
  • Children (5 & under): FreeM

hours

  • Sunday - Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

events

  • Galveston Historic Homes Tour
  • Preservation U: Historic Wood Floors
  • History on Tap Dinners

activities

  • Basement To Attic Tours
  • Private Tours
  • Guided Tours
  • Self-Guided Audio Tours
  • The Shop at The Palace

FAQs

  • What are some of the highlights of Bishop's Palace?

    In addition to a wealth of wood carvings, decorative plaster ceilings and stained glass, the expansive house boasts an enormous mahogany fireplace in the front parlor. You'll also encounter incredible 14-foot ceilings in all of the rooms on the first floor as well as an entrance hall bordered by two Sienna marble columns.
  • What will I see on a private tour?

    Private tours are led by an experienced guide who will provide an inside look at the mansion, including unique artifacts, along with detailed information about the Gresham family. If you've got special interests, your tour can be tailored to address them. The cost is $50 per person (up to 6) for a regular private tour while a Behind the Scenes tour is $80 per person (up to 6). Both require reservations one week in advance.

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