Embark on an illuminating Lantern Tour of the 1892 Bishop’s Palace in Galveston

Photo courtesy of Galveston Historical Foundation

Explore the historic halls of a treasured Victorian home with a Lantern Tour of the 1892 Bishop’s Palace in Galveston from Thursday, October 24 to Saturday, October 26, 2019.

Hoist up a lantern and make your way through Galveston’s historic 1892 Bishop’s Palace (also known as Gresham House) when the Galveston Historical Foundation opens the doors of this Victorian masterpiece for a rare guided tour. 

The hour-long tour will reveal an inside look at the 19,082-square-foot four-story building and its ornate architecture, as well as a deeper dive into the Greshams’ family history. 

As part of Galveston’s East End Historic District, the 1892 Bishop’s Palace is recognized as a National Historic Landmark for its impressive, critically acclaimed architecture.

Click here for more information and to purchase Lantern Tour tickets.

Rotunda Staircase | Photo: Justin Jerkins

About Galveston Historical Foundation

Formed in 1954 from the merger of Galveston Historical Society with a new organization, Galveston Historical Foundation has since served as a non-profit entity devoted to historic preservation and history in Galveston County.

Over the last sixty years, Galveston Historical Foundation has expanded its mission to encompass community redevelopment, historic preservation advocacy, maritime preservation, coastal resiliency and stewardship of historic properties.

Click here to learn more about Galveston Historical Foundation and its mission.

Lantern Tours of the 1892 Bishop’s Palace 

Chapel Stained Glass | Photo: Justin Jerkins

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