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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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Calera, Alabama
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Des Moines, Iowa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We tried to go to the mansion and arrived at the wrong time for a tour. They only do them on the hour. My son went to look at a car and the lady working there yelled at him to get away from the car. Not a place for children.

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College Station, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Guided tours are scheduled at specific times, so check their calendar to avoid a long wait. Out tour was 3:00-4:00 pm on a Tuesday afternoon. We found available free parking behind the home. The Moody is as impressive as The Bishop's Palace. The guide got confused occasionally and had to be prompted to get back on script, but she when... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We have been here several times. It is a "must see" IF you enjoy old homes and like to visualize living in an earlier day. The home had many "modern" systems, like the intercom. They do not bulid them like this any more - 20 inch thick walls - whoa!

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Latexo, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Our docent was very sour faced. She never smiled or introduced herself and it seemed as though she resented the fact that we were there. She was outwardly rude to several members of the tour group. She seemed to be sticking exactly to a script and offered no off the cuff anecdotes about the house or family. It was very... More

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Senior Contributor
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Really enjoyed the trip back in time our guide gave us as we made our way through the beautiful old home. Lovely historic home and interesting family stories.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We loved going in the mansion, but there are no self tours. Make sure you are there close to on the hour, so you don't have to wait for the next tour. No military discounts. But it isn't really expensive. Also, you only tour the main floor and second floor. Not the top floor or the ground floor. That is... More

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League City, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The house, museum, and content of the tour was amazing. The tour guide was wonderfully knowledgeable. Learning the history and seeing the house was a treat. The tour guide was exceptionally cranky and short with the guests. It was necessary that the guests blocked that out and concentrated on the tour itself in order for the tour to not be... More

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