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Moody Mansion Museum

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Address: 2618 Broadway St., Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
Phone Number: +1 409-762-7668
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10:30 am - 4:00 am
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 4:00 am
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Restored to its turn of the century splendor, the 28,000 square-foot...
Restored to its turn of the century splendor, the 28,000 square-foot, four-story structure was completed in 1895. Today, our guests visit 20 rooms on a tour that depicts the home life of a powerful Texas family. The Moodys established one of the great American financial empires. Based on cotton, it grew to include banking, ranching, insurance and hotels. The mansion is one of the finest places to visit, a trip back in time. Touring the museum should definitely be on the top on the list for things to do on Historic Galveston Island.
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Awesome place to visit

The kids had such an amazing time here, Learnt a lot and talked about this place for days. Wasn't too expensive, just perfect.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The kids had such an amazing time here, Learnt a lot and talked about this place for days. Wasn't too expensive, just perfect.

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Galveston Island, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I have been to this Mansion several times. The tour is wonderful and the guides make the visit so much fun adding bits and pieces of the Moody family that one would never know about. A must if visiting Galveston. Whenever we have guests we bring them to the Moody Mansion and no one has been disappointed

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Groesbeck, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Very interesting tour of the mansion. It also talks a lot about the 1900 hurricane and the overall history of Galveston Island.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Fantastic house! The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because our tour guide was VERY hard to hear and you can't take pictures. Also, a large family who didn't buy tickets was able to sneak in on our tour. I don't blame the family, I don't think they realized you had to reserve and pay, but the... More 

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Tulsa, OK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Incredibly beautiful and interesting. Highly recommend. They do offer a basement to attic tour at times that takes you where the regular one doesn't. Will be taking this one soon. Stunning workmanship.

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Cleburne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

without a doubt one of the best victorian era home tours in the continental united states bar none. an absolute must see for the serious architectural buff and for folks wanting immersion into life past on the local level. wonderfully knowledgeable tour guide who didn't just hurry you thru the levels of this great old home.

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MoodyMansion, Social Media Manager at Moody Mansion Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the mansion and your positive review. Please come back and see us soon! More 

Galveston Island, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Another "don't miss" homes you should tour when on the island. See how the very rich lived in the late 1800's. A lot of history to see in this home.

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MoodyMansion, Social Media Manager at Moody Mansion Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review. We thank you for spending part of your vacation touring our site. Please share your experience with your friends and family. More 

Leander, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My daughter and I loved every moment... The home was build in 1885 and the attention to detail is unlike any home if it's time.... Really great!

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MoodyMansion, Social Media Manager at Moody Mansion Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and recent review. Yes, we agree the Moody Mansion is incredible, beautiful and magnificent. Please come back and see us on your next trip to Galveston. More 

Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Viewing this mansion that once belonged to one family was worthwhile. The wood décor is heavy and ornate. A must see. I rated it lower due to the lack of friendliness by the staff.

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MoodyMansion, Social Media Manager at Moody Mansion Museum, responded to this review

We thank you so much for spending part of your vacation touring our site! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The tour guide was so very sweet and accommodating! Miss Mary knows her stuff. This particular tour isn't really for small children. If you're looking for a way to kill time and learn about the famous Moody family, this is it.

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MoodyMansion, Social Media Manager at Moody Mansion Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for bringing your family to the Moody Mansion. The ground floor is currently occupied with the Galveston Children’s Museum. It has many interactive exhibits geared for children between 2 and 10 years of age. It is open for children of all ages. It is a great way to release pent up energy after touring the mansion. Please come... More 

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