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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 2013
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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Sikeston, Missouri, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We enjoyed the tour. Wish we could have taken photos in the house. The guide was very informative and interesting. The house is beautiful. We had a small tour group. ..it would have been less interesting with a big group due to the available space in the rooms...wouldn't be able to hear as well

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Texas City, Texas
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59 reviews 59 reviews
33 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I went with my family and my son did not get bored. The rooms are fanstic, little details everywhere. No photos inside but breathe taking interior. Every room seems to have something special about it.

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Black Hawk, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

It was nice to be able to turn back the clock and glimpse backwards into time. It was a beautiful home, I really enjoyed the tour!

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Kokomo, IN
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70 reviews 70 reviews
20 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This is a guided tour and allow approx. 1 1/2 hours to tour. You can not take photos on the inside which is a bummer but make sure to walk around outside and take them all you like. If you don't want a tour guide and want to stroll at your own pace, this is not the tour for you.... More

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Lafayette, Colorado, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

They have gone to great lengths to maintain this home exactly as it was when the Moody family lived there. The wood work is ornate and intricate. All the furniture in the home belonged to the family and all lighting is original and restored. Our guide was very knowledgeable and happily answered all questions. I wouldn't be surprised if she... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Reservations are a must for this tour as the number of participants is limited. We were able to secure same day tickets but purchased them when the ticket office first opened for later that afternoon. Our guide was a native Galvestonian (BOI---Born on the Island) and was a wealth of information about the storied Moody family, the construction of the... More

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Brandon, South Dakota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

If you love old houses with original furnishings, this is the tour for you. Beautiful furnishings and great stories of life in the early days of Galveston.

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Plano, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
32 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Wow what beautiful gardens!! It will take your breath away. The museum was most interesting. The fee is well worth it. (Fee is moderate) You can spend hours in the gardens. Make sure you go to this attraction but please don't be limited on time - you'll regret if you do!

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Bowling Green, Ohio
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113 reviews 113 reviews
37 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

We bought the combination Moody Mansion & Bishop's Palace tour tickets which saves a few bucks. The tour guide did an excellent job of showing the home, giving the prominent Moody family history and connecting both to the history of the infamous 1900 hurricane. Every detail and room of the home is an architectural work of art. The historic furnishings... More

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Louisiana
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

The reason I am giving this a 3, is because we were not able to see the entire mansion. The bottom floor was flooded by Hurricane Ike, and was not restored. No one is allowed on the third floor which was the were the help stayed. So, we only got to see 2 floors for our $10.00 per person. You... More

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