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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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384 reviews 384 reviews
151 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW 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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6 helpful votes 6 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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39 helpful votes 39 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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We did the broadway beauties option, which we got in to both Moody Mansion and Bishop's palace for $16. Moody Mansion you get a guided tour, no pictures allowed. Worth it!

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Monroe, Louisiana
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

It was really cool to learn the history of the Moody's and the tour guide was so cool. Your feet do get tired but it is worth it.

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Longview, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I have driving by the Moody Mansion for years and never stopped. This trip we decided to take the tour and see inside. Photos are not allowed inside the mansion but are allowed in the garage where a few of the old Moody cars are displayed. I suggest a tour but there was nothing there that compels me to return.

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Calera, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We decided to see the Moody Mansion on a hot day to get out of the sun. I expected this to be a quick tour of a few rooms and then done. You start in the garage that houses three of the families vehicles. There are many interesting facts to read about. Next the guide takes you through the mansion... More

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Gridley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The Moody Mansion is beautiful. All of the items and the museum still belong to the Moody family and many are original. They suffered hurricane damage and are still recovering from it. Worth you while. The docents are extremely knowledgeable.

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Galveston Island, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

While not as grand in architecture as the Bishop's Palace, this stately home is a must for anyone who is really interested in learning about Galveston history. The home is still beautifully furnished with items left by the families who lived there. All renovations have been done with the same material as the original. You will see that care is... More

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