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Moody Mansion Museum

Address: 2618 Broadway St., Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
Phone Number: 409-762-7668
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Ranked #6 of 39 Attractions in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This elegant late 19th-century mansion of red brick, limestone and terra cotta tile, houses a collection of decorative arts, silver and furnishings associated with the Moodys, one of the city's most prominent families.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Moody Mansion is an example of the historically significant architecture in Galveston. It is a fully restored 19th century mansion, and the guided tour is worth taking. It is a detailed glimpse into the past glory of this barrier island town, and is truly breath-taking.. I never hesitate to support the efforts of historical foundation, and this attraction is worth... More

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San Francisco California
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8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

after seeing the Moody Gardens we were intrigued to who were the Moody's. This mansion tour was good. Our docent was very knowledgeable and answered every question our small group had. It was decorated up for Christmas which was very nice. They do not show you the kitchen or laundry areas, etc. But it was still very beautiful to see.

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Santee, California
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6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Loved touring this home and learning about the famous Moody family of Galveston. The home was beautiful but not extremely luxurious compared to other mansions from this time period. Our tour guide was excellent and full of knowledge. (Sorry but I don't remember her name.) Really a gem for the area.

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Richmond, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Have been every year around this time of year and love it each time. Will definitely come back again and again.

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I purchased the island pass which allows you to see the local attractions at very affordable prices. Jerry was our guide and he did a phenomenal job. The craftsmanship was breath taking.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Beautiful restored mansion. The history of the home is fascinating. Had a great time and Jerry, the docent was very informative. Recommend.

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San Angelo, Texas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

You can not go to Galveston and not visit Moody Mansion. If you have been around different universities across the country you know you recognize the Moody name. Touring this mansion gives you the history behind the Moody family who contributed so much over the last century plus to so many areas. The folks giving the tours are amazing. You... More

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Lake Charles, LA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the visit to the Moody Mansion. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and the tour covered virtually the entire mansion, unlike many tours that have parts of the place off limits. In addition to a history of the mansion, the guide also provided much information about the family and the history of the local... More

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Muskogee, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Went to the Moody Mansion in March 2014. Toured the Home and was very interesting to see the history of the old house and how well it was build in order to survive the inclement weather (hurricanes) that come to Galveston from time to time. A lot of History with the Moody's and the Growth og Galvestions industrial sector.

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Brenham, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We like the knowledge of the tour guide and her ability to answer all questions. We liked the waiting area being packed with information on cars which kept you occupied until the tour started. We did not like that you could not take pictures, although we understood why.

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