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1402 Broadway Avenue J, Galveston, TX

1892 Bishop's House
1402 Broadway Avenue J
Galveston, TX 77550

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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 of architecture. Architectural historians list the Bishop’s Palace (Gresham House) as one of the most significant of Victorian residences in the country.


10 am – 5 pm Sunday-Friday

10 am – 6 pm on Saturday


Guided Tours Seven Days a Week (12:30 pm & 3:30 pm) September-February, Guided Tours may not always be available during the week.  Self-Guided Audio Tours are available during all operating hours.

Basement to Attic Tours

Offering participants a rare look into parts of the 1892 home that are typically off-limits, the Basement to Attic tour returns this weekend to Bishop’s Palace, 1402 Broadway. One of the highlights of the tour, Mrs. Gresham’s studio, offers visitors a truly one of a kind view of the Gulf of Mexico from the house’s third floor. $30 per person.

Private Tours

Immerse yourself in history and support the Galveston Historical Foundation. Private Tours of Bishop’s Palace are designed to provide an in-depth, detailed look at the house, Gresham family history, unique artifacts and more. An expert guide will take you through the house and will tailor the tour based on your interests.

Private Tour: $50 per person. Reservations must be made one week in advance, limit 6.
Private Behind the Scenes Tours: $80 per person. Reservations must be made one week in advance, limit 6.

Reservations for private tours, call 409-762-2475.

The Shop At The Palace

Visit The Shop At The Palace where you will find many one-of-a-kind kind items. We have the largest selection of Galveston and Texas history books on the island. Also, you will find Galveston Historical Foundation Dickens on the Strand and Historic Homes Tour merchandise. We carry an array of Victorian-themed items, Bishop’s Palace souvenirs, Christmas books, magnets, spoons, ornaments and thimbles, locally made candles and jewelry, and a great selection of teas and related items.

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