From the official tall ship of Texas to one of the nation’s favorite homes, Summer in Galveston holds plenty of opportunities to make your own history! Make your plans now to visit both of these island favorites on your next Galveston Island outing.

SELF-GUIDED AUDIO TOURS NOW AVAILABLE AT BOTH LOCATIONS!

Enjoy our new self-guided audio tours of both the 1892 Bishop’s Palace and 1877 ELISSA. These specially crafted tours give you a front row seat to the incredible history and story both locations tell. Featuring special information and images, not available before now, these tours are a can’t-miss addition to your experience!

1892 BISHOP’S PALACE

1402 Broadway, 409-762-2475

bishopspalace 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…learn more!

HOURS

10 am – 5 pm Sun-Fri & 10 am – 6 pm Sat

ADMISSION (Purchase Online)

Adult [Age 19 yrs and up]: $10
Youth [Age 6 through 18]: $7
Child [Age 5 and under]: FREE

Adult prearranged group tours [20 or more people] $8.00 per person

TEXAS SEAPORT MUSEUM

2100 Harborside Drive, 409-763-1877

elissaLocated in the historic port of Galveston, the Texas Seaport Museum is not only home to the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA, it also tells the story of a rich legacy of seaborne commerce and immigration. Look for ancestors with their one-of-a-kind immigration database and join the museum’s staff and volunteers as they bring the past to life through special exhibits and educational programs…learn more!

HOURS

Open 10am – 6pm daily (last ticket is sold at 5:30pm)

ADMISSION

Adult [Age 19 yrs and up]: $12
Youth [Age 6 through 18]: $9
Child [Age 5 and under]: FREE

Discounts are available for advance group tours. Call 409-763-1877 for prices and scheduling.

Save $2 per person with the Seaport Package : TSM, Elissa, and Harbor Tour

Adult: $20
Youth: $15
Child: Free

BECOME A MEMBER AND SAVE

Galveston Historical Foundation is Texas’ oldest historic preservation organization and the second largest locally based preservation group in the country. Join Galveston Historical Foundation and help GHF continue its aggressive and effective community redevelopment and historic preservation programs, including neighborhood restoration, downtown redevelopment, and educational programs for both adults and children. GHF members receive free admission to both of these sites, as well as a wide range of incredible member benefits.

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