This ornate Victorian style house is a National Historic Landmark. Once a month there are basement to attic tours taking in all areas of the building not normally open to the public.
There are daily tours as well as full moon tours. The house was originally built for Colonel Gresham the founder of the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railroad. He lived here with his wife and nine children. The “palace” has all sorts of elements from Romanesque and Tudor arches that are ornately carved to Sienna Marble columns, coffered ceilings, and cast iron galleries.
Where: 1402 Broadway Avenue J, Galveston, TX 77550
Hours: Daily 10 am to 5 pm – Saturdays until 6 pm.
Phone: (409) 762-2475
Cost: Daily tours – Adults $12, Youth (6 to 18) $9, Children 5 and under Free.