Can you imagine a palace deep in the heart of Texas? You will have to see it to believe it. Colonel Walter Gresham originally built this lavish personal residence out of limestone and granite. The elaborate rosewood-mahogany grand staircase, opulent crystal chandeliers, unique wall coverings and beautiful stained glass windows will all have you gaping in awe. In 1923, the palace was purchased for the Bishop of the Galveston-Houston Diocese. The home is probably the most famous island landmark and has been ranked in the nation's Top 100 Homes for its architecture. Daily tours are offered and you won't be disappointed.
- Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 11:00 AM to 06:00 PM
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