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“A must see!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Bishop's Palace

Bishop's Palace
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Ranked #2 of 101 things to do in Galveston
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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“A must see!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2006

Out of everything we did for our weekend in Galveston, The Bishops Palace was by far the best and cheapest. It was so beautiful and the tour guides did a great job of explaining the history of the home. Most of the furnishings are original. The only thing I wish we could have done is go to the top floor. Otherwise, it was a great experience. Anyone going to Galveston should tour this home. We didn't get a chance to go to Moody Mansion or any of the other homes, but from what I hear, we picked the best one to see.

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“"broadway beauties" tour package”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2005

i purchased the "broadway beauties" tour package in galveston for $15 - it included a tour of ashton villa, the moody mansion, and the bishop's palace.

the ashton villa tour i found the most intriguing, but the bishop's palace was by far my favorite structure. it's one of the most beautiful buildings i've ever seen, and i'd put it on par with the castles i've toured in europe. absolutely gorgeous. the only disappointment was not being able to see the upper floors in any of the homes.

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“Beautiful Home with Fascinating Tour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2004

We visited Bishop's Palace in December 2004 and it was very enjoyable. If you like to tour old homes, then you would definitely enjoy this. The castle is constructed and furnished with exquisite materials and an attention to detail that you do not see in today's homes. We visited the Moody Mansion as well, and if you have time for only one home tour, then see Bishop's Palace. It is fancier and the tour is more interesting.

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