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Moody Mansion Museum

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Address: 2618 Broadway St., Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
Phone Number: 409-762-7668
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: This elegant late 19th-century mansion of red brick, limestone and terra...
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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Another era in history

This mansion is incredible! Our tour began in a small antique car museum that had 3 cars.They were as new as the day they were constructed. A video provided our group of about 20... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Champlin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This mansion is incredible! Our tour began in a small antique car museum that had 3 cars.They were as new as the day they were constructed. A video provided our group of about 20 adults to a brief historical overview of the family and the mansion. Our tour guide was friendly, quite knowledgeable and commanded our attention throughout the tour.... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Very interesting to learn the history of an extremely influential Texas family. I've been on the tour more than once and enjoy it each time.

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Oklahoma
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Another historic home. A most see if you like history! Unfortunately our tour guide was probably not the best, kept repeating himself. But is a good tour. The tours start at 11, 1,&3. Get there early around 10:30 because they will sell out quickly. Only 18 people per tour. I was there when they opened and the 11 & 1... More 

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San Diego, California
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I had never been to Galveston so we wanted to really experience it all and this tour was amazing and the tour guide was very informative. We loved all the stories about the family, the house and the history of Galveston. Go here first and buy the combo ticket called the Broadway Beauties and you'll save money... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Some friends and I wanted to tour this house, and I was unaware that the tour was docent-led. But that's what actually made the tour super-wonderful! The docent took some time to explain the rules, and there are several. But the reasons why made perfect sense. The house is fascinating, providing a glimpse into how people lived in Galveston at... More 

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Easy to locate with free parking behind the building. $1 off admission in the Galveston Visitor's Guide or a Buy one get half off another coupon online. If you are intending to tour the Bishop's House the same day, there is a combo ticket you can purchase at either location. This is a one hour tour that takes place only... More 

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Klein, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I'd been to Moody Mansion before but visited it on Saturday May 9 with a group of 8 others. We didn't realize that reservations were needed (or even accepted). We were very coldly informed upon arrival (having driven from nearby Houston) by a docent that this was the case. We were told if they had 18 or fewer we could... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We toured the mansion as part of an organized tour. The main bummer was not photos allowed. Lots of history and details on early Galveston and USA during the time frame. Worth the trip despite the lack of personal photos.

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We had not realized this was a guided tour and only ran once an hour (on that particular day). We just sneaked in on a tour, so had only a short wait and there was lots of interesting stuff to read in the garage where the tours congregate (it was not a busy day). The guide was great in giving... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Moody Gardens not attached to the Museum, but an interesting environment for a half day's tour. Difficult to get to if you are northbound on I-45.

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