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Moody Mansion Museum

2618 Broadway St., Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
409-762-7668
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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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Trophy Club, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Our group ranged in age from 7 to 67, and we all enjoyed the guided tour of the mansion. We learned a lot about the family and the home. I don't know why we never visited the mansion on our previous trips to Galveston, but we hope to go back to see it decorated at Christmas!

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Tallahassee, Florida
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6 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

This place was OK, but Bishop Palace was much better and you could do a self guided tour, but this tour you must go with a guide...our poor guide kept repeating his repeats, but he gave it a good try...$10 a little much for this tour IMO.

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Denton, Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

I had been going to Galveston over the years and never had visited the Moody mansion/museum. Wow! So the 4 gals from Dallas I was with decided to go. What a time capsule and interesting historical home. Our docent, Claire, made it come alive and she is a GEM!She had so many interesting facts and inside information on the home,... More

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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We toured the Moody Mansion and learned so much about the history of Galveston. The mansion was elegant and interesting. A word of caution - on weekends the tours book up quickly. I would recommend booking a tour reservation in advance of going to Galveston.

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Houston, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We've been visiting Galveston for 20 years and each time said we needed to stop and tour the Moody Mansion and today, with no sun for spending a day on the beach, we finally did. Claire, our docent, was so knowledgable and entertaining at the same time. She introduced us not just to the Moody family and their incredible home,... More

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Calvin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This was a very interesting home to tour. Our guide was very informative and knowledgeable. I highly recommend touring this mansion especially if you love history.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This mansion showcases the skill level of early home builders and the attention to detail that was common in the homes of the very rich in the early 1900's. This is a guided tour with 3 tours per day lasting just over an hour. Currently tours are only available on the 1st and 2nd floor and some areas in the... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Enjoy guided tour with comments about restored mansion of one of Texas' Wealthiest Families - relax in the garden behind the Mansion

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Period furnishings and historic home in downtown Galveston area. Tour guide was a little dry and slow... Could have made the stories and history more interesting.

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San Antonio, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We only had a day on Galveston, and choose to see a couple of the historic mansions of a by-gone era. We went to Moody Mansion first and had a wonderful tour of the house. Our tour guide (sorry I don't remember her name) was wonderful, and gave us a lot of family history as well as history of the... More

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