1892 Bishop's Palace Self-Guided Tour

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1892 Bishop's Palace Self-Guided Tour


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1892 Bishop’s Palace 1402 Broadway Avenue J Galveston, TX 77550

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About this event

  • 697 days 14 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Architectural historians list the 1892 Bishop’s Palace as one of the most significant of Victorian residences in the country. Bishop’s Palace (a.k.a. Gresham House) is a contributing building in the East End Historic District, and 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.


  • Last ticket sold at 4 p.m. daily
  • Please arrive by 4 p.m. to allow ample time for tours before closing
  • All visitors are encouraged to wear face masks and take appropriate considerations for staff and other visitors
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be available at the entrance and exit and handrails and other high touch surfaces will be routinely disinfected
  • Although children 5 & under are free, please make sure you add a free ticket to your order so we can account for total guest size
  • Questions? Contact us at foundation@galvestonhistory for more information
  • Tickets are non-refundable

Your self-guided tour allows for access to the first floor, second floor, and basement. Photographs are always encouraged! Visit www.galvestonhistory.org or #galvestonhistory for more information.

Please note: parking is available on the streets surrounding the property. There is not a dedicated lot for parking. Questions? Call us at 409-762-2475.

Galveston Historical Foundation is committed to making our programs and historic sites special needs accessible. At this time however, Bishop’s Palace does not have a ramp for wheelchairs or walkers and is not fully accessible to those with physical disabilities.



GHF was formed as the Galveston Historical Society in 1871 and merged with a new organization formed in 1954 as a non-profit entity devoted to historic preservation and history in Galveston County. Over the last sixty years, GHF has expanded its mission to encompass community redevelopment, historic preservation advocacy, maritime preservation, coastal resiliency and stewardship of historic properties. GHF embraces a broader vision of history and architecture that encompasses advancements in environmental and natural sciences and their intersection with historic buildings and coastal life and conceives of history as an engaging story of individual lives and experiences on Galveston Island from the 19th century to the present day.