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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
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...
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Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, 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 associated with the Moodys, one of the city's most prominent families.

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ccmillersk8
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

What a beautiful home! I loved the history associated with this house. Like the way the tour was done. We will definitely be going back again and again.

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nola
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79 reviews 79 reviews
59 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

what i liked most about the house is the family history and how the house still reflected the family that lived in it until very recently. now the house is a great tour - if you can get through the cornier than usual jokes from the tour guide. it takes almost two hours to see the house - and you... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We stopped by here on our way back home. So glad we did. The mansion is humongous, beautiful, and well-preserved. Since it's almost Christmas, they had 3 Christmas trees on the first floor with original ornaments from late 1800s. It's amazing how this house stood even after 1900 flood while rest of houses in Galveston were destroyed. You really appreciate... More 

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Angleton, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The 11/2 hour tour was very informative. They are doing a nice job with the ongoing restoration. The staff was very friendly and enthusiastic.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

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
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

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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13 reviews 13 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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