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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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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

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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Mansion Tour

Very interesting tour. Beautiful home - architecturally amzaing. Would have enjoyed a little less stuffy of a tour guide. Only 3 in our group and we were all together, but it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very interesting tour. Beautiful home - architecturally amzaing. Would have enjoyed a little less stuffy of a tour guide. Only 3 in our group and we were all together, but it might as well have been a tour for 20. Overall, I would suggest going.

Thank jdwhitfield
Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was beautiful it depicted an era in Texas of wealth and power. It had some sadness as to the family history, but well worth seeing. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable.

Thank Lise P
Vonore, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We do a number of all types of house tours. This house is quite lovely, and it does have original furnishings. There is a display in a separate building with some information on the family and the home. There are also some old cars on display in the ticket center. There is ample free parking next to the house. Guided... More 

Thank Torte_Sue
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The tour is great! Loved learning all the history and hearing the stories of the Moody family. The house is absolutely beautiful! A must if you are in Galveston!

Thank ausgrl
Killeen, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tour today 1/27/2016, loved it!! Staff at the front desk are friendly and make you feel welcome. Tour guide was excellent!

Thank elsagonzo
Saint Thomas, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Buy the tickets in the garage where some of the family cars are on display. The tour begins with a short video. The house is magnificent. The tour guide was informative , patient and knowledgeable. I would recommend a visit to the mansion but it would not appeal to children.

Thank Pamela H
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice house, landscape is in dire need of help. Worth the visit to see the wood workmanship and furniture. The tour guide repeated the same stories 4 times. We learned nothing new after the 8 minute video. The 1.5 hour tour could have been done nicely in 30 minutes, which could also get more people through. Expect the process to... More 

1 Thank Karen B
Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great way to spend an hour or so. They open the garage about 10 minutes before 11, so you can show up a bit early, and get on the first tour of the day. Unlike Bishops, there is no self guided tour. If you show up early for your tour, there are several displays and automobiles in the garage to... More 

2 Thank Sheryl B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

3 separate museums in the area. There was Ice Carving festival during our visit, really impressive! Enjoy the frozen atomasphere while you wear T shirt and shorts.

Thank Eddy L
Surprise, AZ, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our guide was well informed and elaborated in detail about the history of this beautiful mansion. We learned so much and thoroughly enjoyed our time on the tour. Make sure and stop by the Galveston Island Visitor Center prior to the tour to get a discount coupon to save a little money. The 2 ladies at the visitor center were... More 

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MoodyMansion, Guest Relations Manager at Moody Mansion Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your beautiful review! It is so nice when people let us know they enjoyed their visit. The staff at Moody Mansion wants you to experience the magic we who work here feel. The house is magnificent and the family was truly extraordinary. Again, thank you for sharing. More 

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