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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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Houston
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

We often have out of town company and spend lots of time in Galveston. This is one place we always visit.

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Delphos, Ohio
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Excellent tour - arrive early -if they have too many people they will start early. You will definitely enjoy this.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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69 reviews 69 reviews
40 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

On our tour of Houston we decided to venture out to Galveston and we were happy we did. Galveston is a very pretty city about 45 minutes outside of Houston with plenty to see and do. We love seeing old houses and decided to see a couple while in Galveston. This house has survived multiple hurricanes and looks great. If... More

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alabama
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Beautiful house! Our docent was Claire and she was great at sharing her knowledge of the Moody's and their house. It was an extremely enjoyable tour!

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USA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

We have loved our time in Galveston and were very excited about this tour especially after reading the reviews. However, when we reached the Mansion and paid the ten dollars for the tour, which is the only way to see the mansion, we were disappointed. Our tour guide seemed overwhelmed by the size of the group (about 20 people) and... More

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San Diego, CA, USA
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64 reviews 64 reviews
24 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

If you like architecture and history, I highly recommend visiting the Moody Mansion Museum. Tour was a little long, just over 2 hours, but we got a fascinating perspective on the history of Galveston.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

You will get a real feel for the history of this area when touring the Moody Mansion. This family was fascinating and their house is as if they just left it. Our docent was a real trip - she kept mixing up dates but we just laughed with her. The mansion is a perfect example of a typical Victorian mansion... More

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Kansas City, MO
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

You must visit this mansion. The guided tour is wonderful and informative. and is highly recommended. Check online for discount tickets and save when you purchase a ticket to tour both the Moody Mansion and Bishop's Palace for only $16 for both tours. I highly recommend touring both homes before leaving Galveston.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Our family of high school and college aged students all enjoyed the tour. Much effort is made to have authentic furnishings and give an accurate portrayal of the family. Pay attention to tour times since this is NOT self-guided. In MArch 2013, tours began at 11, 1 and 3.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

This was a very interesting tour with tons of history. The tour guide was VERY knowledgeable and told us EVERYTHING about every single piece of furniture and room in this house. I personally loved the tour because I love history, but be warned that this tour is very long. I thought it was very interesting and a great pre-cruise activity.

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