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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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Huntsville, Alabama
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Beautiful restored mansion. The history of the home is fascinating. Had a great time and Jerry, the docent was very informative. Recommend.

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San Angelo, Texas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

You can not go to Galveston and not visit Moody Mansion. If you have been around different universities across the country you know you recognize the Moody name. Touring this mansion gives you the history behind the Moody family who contributed so much over the last century plus to so many areas. The folks giving the tours are amazing. You... More

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Lake Charles, LA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the visit to the Moody Mansion. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and the tour covered virtually the entire mansion, unlike many tours that have parts of the place off limits. In addition to a history of the mansion, the guide also provided much information about the family and the history of the local... More

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Muskogee, Oklahoma
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Went to the Moody Mansion in March 2014. Toured the Home and was very interesting to see the history of the old house and how well it was build in order to survive the inclement weather (hurricanes) that come to Galveston from time to time. A lot of History with the Moody's and the Growth og Galvestions industrial sector.

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Brenham, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We like the knowledge of the tour guide and her ability to answer all questions. We liked the waiting area being packed with information on cars which kept you occupied until the tour started. We did not like that you could not take pictures, although we understood why.

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Trophy Club, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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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90 reviews 90 reviews
6 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

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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49 reviews 49 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

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
17 helpful votes 17 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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