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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 #7 of 38 Attractions in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, Sights & Landmarks, 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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Attraction details
Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, Sights & Landmarks, 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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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

love this place. ALways have though I never remembered the car museum that it now starts at so brava!

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Jamaica, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Beautiful house and interesting family. They were dedicated to Galveston and contributed a lot. Lots of interesting furnishings, and a comprehensive tour. (The tour guide was knowledgeable, but cranky.) Teaches you a lot about Galveston and how people lived at the turn of the century. No photography allowed indoors.

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Austin, TX
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67 reviews 67 reviews
20 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

This is a nonprofit museum tour. If you like history and you want to learn why Galveston is the way it is, then this tour is for you. No cameras allowed. Beautiful at Christmas season.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

Although the history of the home is interesting the tour guide had a very monotone voice and my husband could barely hear what was being said. Since you cannot take pictures inside the home talking about the home should be kept on point and kept interesting and subject matter should not be repeated, I felt like I was in a... More 

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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Had the duel ticker with the bishop palace. Both were nice in there own way. Bishop was self guided and we enjoyed that more. More history with mood mansion.

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Mesa, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This was a beautiful home with much history. Rooms and furniture redone since hurricane. Not able to take pictures.

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Tower, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

our tour guide hardly allowed for questions. she was hard of hearing & spoke very softly so that a person with normal hearing could barely hear her. We were not allowed to see the lower level of the mansion. She had a monotone voice & did not smile at all.

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Vidor, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

enjoyed what we got to see of the mansion,but was really dissapointed that they had so much of it closed off.not worth the admission price,would not recommend.

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Northfield, IL
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Ended up at Moody Mansion because the more popular Bishop House was closed for the week. Excellent guided tour by a knowledgeable docent made the history of the house and Galveston come alive.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews 62 reviews
21 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

First about the tickets, if you plan on seeing the Bishop's Palace and the Moody Mansion you can purchase a package with the two houses for $16.00. The tours at the Moody Mansion go on the hour. They are a docent guided tour which is very nice, you get a very good picture of the families that once lived there... More 

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