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Moody Mansion Museum

2618 Broadway St., Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
409-762-7668
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As featured in Daytrips from San Antonio
Ranked #8 of 48 Attractions in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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... more » 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. « less
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Houston, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We've been visiting Galveston for 20 years and each time said we needed to stop and tour the Moody Mansion and today, with no sun for spending a day on the beach, we finally did. Claire, our docent, was so knowledgable and entertaining at the same time. She introduced us not just to the Moody family and their incredible home,... More

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Calvin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This was a very interesting home to tour. Our guide was very informative and knowledgeable. I highly recommend touring this mansion especially if you love history.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This mansion showcases the skill level of early home builders and the attention to detail that was common in the homes of the very rich in the early 1900's. This is a guided tour with 3 tours per day lasting just over an hour. Currently tours are only available on the 1st and 2nd floor and some areas in the... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Enjoy guided tour with comments about restored mansion of one of Texas' Wealthiest Families - relax in the garden behind the Mansion

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Period furnishings and historic home in downtown Galveston area. Tour guide was a little dry and slow... Could have made the stories and history more interesting.

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San Antonio, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We only had a day on Galveston, and choose to see a couple of the historic mansions of a by-gone era. We went to Moody Mansion first and had a wonderful tour of the house. Our tour guide (sorry I don't remember her name) was wonderful, and gave us a lot of family history as well as history of the... More

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Top Contributor
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98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

I loved the tour and the house. It was interesting and the home was beautiful. The restoration was so well done. The family history was interesting and I loved the photos.

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Houston, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I did not visit the interior because picture taking is not allowed. Yo can take pictures of the outside of the building and also of the two vintage Cadillacs and the Studebaker dictator 8 found in the garage of the mansion. There is also a children's museum in the basement .

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Bedford, Texas
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Recently 3 friends and I spent several days exploring Galveston Island. We decided to tour Moody Mansion. It is a palatial residence located on Broadway. it was been restored to reflect the late 1800's when it was built by the wealthy Moody family. It is reported to be the first home in Texas build on a steel frame It has... More

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Austin, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Tour was 1:45 min guided tour, no photo's allowed, guide a bit of a snob. Said at least 4 times that she was a history major like we were all too dumb to understand some of what she talked about.

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