Bishop's Palace700 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: 1402 Broadway Street, Galveston, TX 77550, United States
- Timings: 11:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-4097622475
- Ticket Price: 10 USD
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Historical Site, Palace, Architecture
Also known as Gresham’s Castle, Bishop’s Palace is a Victorian-style house with colored stones, rare wood, bronze dragons, intricately carved monuments, sculptures, and spectacular fireplaces. The building has been accredited as one of the 100 most important buildings of America by the American Institute of Architects. This historic landmark is an architectural treasure everyone visiting Galveston should see. Opt for the self-guided audio tour and you are all set to discover the interesting historic side of Galveston.
Bishop's Palace Travel Tips
- Not fully accessible to the handicapped.
- The estate is privately owned.
Entrance Ticket Details For Bishop's Palace
- Adults : $10 ($2 is donated to Save America's Treasures to restore the roof, Students (6 - 18) : $7
- Entry is free for children five years and under.
- Adult pre-arranged group tours (20 or more people): $7 per person
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88.38% of people who visit Galveston include Bishop's Palace in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
66.67% of people start their Bishop's Palace visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Bishop's Palace
86.9% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Bishop's Palace
Bishop's Palace Reviews & Ratings
My husband and I visit the Bishop’s Palace often. The architecture is stunning, the artwork is amazing, and the history of the home will leave you breathless. 3 people $43. I was very disappointed yesterday because we took our daughter to visit before she ships out to the Navy. The young girl and the older lady behind the counter were rude and had very bad attitudes considering they were greeters to the palace. I guess I just assume being kind and putting on a happy face is asking too much for a volunteer...I don’t think I would pay an employee to be rude.
Nice visit to a beautiful old home, however you are left wanting to see more since the third floor and many of the rooms of the first floor were off limits to visitors. My family was made to share handheld audio tour devices and this was not ideal since you had to stand very close together to hear your shared device over the devices of all the other visitors. Would have been nice to see photos of the house decorated and furnished in its full grandeur. There were a few photos shown on the device but the small size made it hard to see any details.
Beautiful house.... Wish we could have gone to the top floor. The people lived a very good life 😉
Interesting walk through history on the island around 1900. Beautiful imminities. I paid 28 dollars for what I thought was a 2 device tour we ended up with one device.
It’s an old wood house where a bishop and rich people lived. Maybe I’m not the best person to judge historical touring. I went with family and didn’t complain. They like to restrict the number of electronic self tour devices they give out to your group but you can easily insist, no, we would each like our own self-tour device; hence the name.