Basement to Attic Tours of the 1892 Bishop's Palace

May 22nd

Basement to Attic Tours of the 1892 Bishop's Palace
  • 1402 Broadway St
    Galveston, Texas 77550
  • (409) 765-7834
  • Location: 1892 Bishop's Palace
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
  • Contact: Galveston Historical Foundation


These tours are physically distant friendly with staff and facilities following increased cleaning and sanitation guidelines.

Offering participants a rare look into parts of the National Historic Landmark that are typically off-limits, the 1892 Bishop’s Palace Basement to Attic Tours feature Mrs. Gresham’s studio. An exclusive third-floor view to a truly one of a kind panoramic of the Gulf of Mexico. Tickets are limited to 8 total guests and are $30 per person.

Built of stone and steel for the railroad magnate Walter Gresham and his family, this famous house was designed by Nicholas Clayton, Galveston’s premier Victorian-era architect. Bishop’s Palace is recognized as one of America’s finest examples of Victorian exuberance and Gilded-Age extravagance and is listed by the U. S. Department of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark. The Bishop’s Palace Basement to Attic Tours are the best opportunity the public has to view all floors of the historic property.

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