Galveston Historical Foundation

Victorian Sweetheart Tour

Galveston Historical Foundation’s 1892 Bishop’s Palace will open its doors for a special Victorian Sweetheart Tour. The tour will feature champagne and chocolate and will include a discussion on the history of Victorian courting.

This special tour will be held on Friday, February 14 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $30 per person and available at the link below. The tour will be held at Bishop’s Palace, 1402 Broadway and lasts approximately one hour.



Bishop’s Palace, also known as the Walter and Josephine Gresham House, is one of the island’s best known and most popular tourist attractions. Bishop’s Palace is recognized as one of the nation’s most important late 19th century Victorian residences. Nicholas Clayton, Texas’ most accomplished architect of the period, designed the house for the Gresham family. In 1921, Galvestonians raised money to buy the house for the Galveston-Houston Archdiocese to make it the home of Bishop Byrne.

GHF purchased the property in 2013 from the Galveston-Houston Archdiocese. The foundation is the third owner of the property and assumed management in 2007. It welcomes over 65,000 local, national and international visitors each year.

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