Galveston Historical Foundation
Bishop's Palace Christmas Tour

Holiday Tours of the 1892 Bishop’s Palace

Step into the 1892 Bishop’s Palace for this special tour highlighting the National Historic Landmark’s holiday decorations! The Bishop’s Palace Christmas Tours feature nine Christmas trees, live greenery, Poinsettias, and more. You’ll learn about the house and Victorian holiday traditions with complimentary champagne served. Photography is allowed.

Tickets are $35 per person and the Bishop’s Palace Christmas Tours are limited to 30 total guests. Tours are held at 5 p.m. on December 8, 15, and 22.


1892 Bishop's PalaceABOUT THE 1892 BISHOP’S PALACE

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 as one of the most significant of Victorian residences in the country.


Galveston Historical Foundation (GHF) was 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 sixty 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.

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