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Moody Mansion Museum

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Address: 2618 Broadway St., Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
Phone Number: +1 409-762-7668
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10:30 am - 4:00 am
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 4:00 am
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Restored to its turn of the century splendor, the 28,000 square-foot...
Restored to its turn of the century splendor, the 28,000 square-foot, four-story structure was completed in 1895. Today, our guests visit 20 rooms on a tour that depicts the home life of a powerful Texas family. The Moodys established one of the great American financial empires. Based on cotton, it grew to include banking, ranching, insurance and hotels. The mansion is one of the finest places to visit, a trip back in time. Touring the museum should definitely be on the top on the list for things to do on Historic Galveston Island.
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A Step back in Time

If you want a treat and look into the way wealthy Victorians lived, go and visit the Moody Mansion on a guided tour, it's well worth the entrance fee. A very informative guide... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

If you want a treat and look into the way wealthy Victorians lived, go and visit the Moody Mansion on a guided tour, it's well worth the entrance fee. A very informative guide took us round this beautiful mansion and told us all about the Moody family, just wish it could have lasted longer, a fascinating insight into the history... More 

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Sikeston, Missouri, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We enjoyed the tour. Wish we could have taken photos in the house. The guide was very informative and interesting. The house is beautiful. We had a small tour group. ..it would have been less interesting with a big group due to the available space in the rooms...wouldn't be able to hear as well

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Texas City, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I went with my family and my son did not get bored. The rooms are fanstic, little details everywhere. No photos inside but breathe taking interior. Every room seems to have something special about it.

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Black Hawk, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

It was nice to be able to turn back the clock and glimpse backwards into time. It was a beautiful home, I really enjoyed the tour!

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Kokomo, IN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This is a guided tour and allow approx. 1 1/2 hours to tour. You can not take photos on the inside which is a bummer but make sure to walk around outside and take them all you like. If you don't want a tour guide and want to stroll at your own pace, this is not the tour for you.... More 

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Lafayette, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

They have gone to great lengths to maintain this home exactly as it was when the Moody family lived there. The wood work is ornate and intricate. All the furniture in the home belonged to the family and all lighting is original and restored. Our guide was very knowledgeable and happily answered all questions. I wouldn't be surprised if she... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Reservations are a must for this tour as the number of participants is limited. We were able to secure same day tickets but purchased them when the ticket office first opened for later that afternoon. Our guide was a native Galvestonian (BOI---Born on the Island) and was a wealth of information about the storied Moody family, the construction of the... More 

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Brandon, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

If you love old houses with original furnishings, this is the tour for you. Beautiful furnishings and great stories of life in the early days of Galveston.

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Wow what beautiful gardens!! It will take your breath away. The museum was most interesting. The fee is well worth it. (Fee is moderate) You can spend hours in the gardens. Make sure you go to this attraction but please don't be limited on time - you'll regret if you do!

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Bowling Green, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

We bought the combination Moody Mansion & Bishop's Palace tour tickets which saves a few bucks. The tour guide did an excellent job of showing the home, giving the prominent Moody family history and connecting both to the history of the infamous 1900 hurricane. Every detail and room of the home is an architectural work of art. The historic furnishings... More 

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Additional Information about Moody Mansion Museum

Address: Address: 2618 Broadway St., Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
Phone Number: +1 409-762-7668
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 4:00 am
Monday 10:30 am - 4:00 am
Tuesday 10:30 am - 4:00 am
Wednesday 10:30 am - 4:00 am
Thursday 10:30 am - 4:00 am
Friday 10:30 am - 4:00 am
Saturday 10:30 am - 4:00 am
Average Prices: USD 10 - 10

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