-The home is open for tours daily from 10am-5pm
-Cost of admission: adults $12, Children (6-18) $9, 5 and under are Free
-Basement to Attic Tour $30 per person
-Private Tour $50 per person
-Private Behind the scenes Tour $80 per person
-Not Handicapped Accessible
-Parking is free but limited
-The basic tour is a self guided audio tour and the volume is quite low so make sure to hold the tablet as close to you as you can (depending on the size of your group this may be hard to do).
-You don't enter the home through the main staircase. There are stairs to the left leading down to the basement where you enter the gift shop. This is where you purchase admission tickets. I made the mistake of walking all the way up the stairs before realizing this.
-The tour may not be suitable for small children as there is nothing to keep their interest and they will become bored quickly. My 2 year old son wouldn't stand still and thought this huge house was his personal playground.
-Don't miss the sign in the gift shop which shows how high the water level was during Hurricane Ike 2008. I was shocked at just how high the water was at that time.
Overall, I give this 5 stars for historical significance and architecture. I will visit again when my son is older and can actually focus (and let Mom focus) on the audio guide. Don't miss out on this historical treasure!
Until the next adventure,
Mel Was Here
Have you been to The Bishop's Palace? I'd love to hear about your experience and see some pictures. You can find me @melwashereblog