Sneak a rare look into parts of the 1892 Bishop’s Palace, a National Historic Landmark, that are rarely seen by visitors in Galveston Historical Foundation’s Basement to Attic Tours, happening on select Saturdays through Saturday, December 19, 2020.
The socially distanced tours are limited to 16 people, with masks required, and include access to Mrs. Gresham’s studio and an exclusive third-floor, one-of-a-kind panoramic view of the Gulf of Mexico.
Offered a few times a month through 2020, the tours are the best opportunity the public has to view all floors of the historic property.
About 1892 Bishop’s Palace
Built of stone and steel for the railroad magnate Walter Gresham and his family, the famous house was designed by Nicholas Clayton, Galveston’s premier Victorian-era architect.
It’s 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.
About Galveston Historical Foundation
Galveston Historical Foundation (GHF) was originally 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 60 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.
Basement To Attic Tours of the 1892 Bishop’s Palace
- Dates: Select Saturdays through Saturday, December 19, 2020
- Tour Times: 11am to 12:30pm
- Location: 1892 Bishop’s Palace, 1402 Broadway Avenue J, Galveston, TX 77550
- Admission: Tickets are $30 and tours are limited to eight people. Click here to reserve tickets or for more information.
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