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Moody Mansion Museum

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Address: 2618 Broadway St., Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
Phone Number: 409-762-7668
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: This elegant late 19th-century mansion of red brick, limestone and terra...
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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Beautiful historical home

Outstanding home tour, but the tour guide was annoying. I don't think she paid attention during elementary grammar lessons. Anyway, she was kind and a font of knowledge about... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2013
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Augusta, GA
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Augusta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Outstanding home tour, but the tour guide was annoying. I don't think she paid attention during elementary grammar lessons. Anyway, she was kind and a font of knowledge about the Moody home and family. The woodwork alone was worth the price of admission, but knowing the house withstood the great hurricane of 1900 was amazing. The Moody family was full... More 

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La Porte, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We had an older lady doing the tour and she was kind of hard to hear. The mansion was beautiful though.

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Tucker, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

This was my first visit to Galveston, so I purchased an Island pass for two people - saves 40% on 4 or more attractions. We could not find a schedule of tours for the Moody Mansion, so we just showed up at 1:30pm. We were told that the next tour was at 3pm, the lady (she was very nice) scanned... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

The place is beautiful and the history behind it is interesting to hear. My only objection is that it's a little pricey... $10.00 per person and our tour guide was soft spoken making it hard to hear and had the personality of a slug. Hopefully when you go you'll get a more lively your guide.

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Plano, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

This is worth the reasonable price of the tour just to see the amazing woodwork throughout the house.

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Orange, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

So interesting! Very wealthy family. Our tour guide was so nice and informative. Put this on your to-do list in Galveston.

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Basehor
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

I have always been interested in houses that are from a bygone era. The tour guide was very good and creating the mood for the history of this house. this house withstood the worst hurricane in history. I loved the covered drive that was used for guests arriving at the dances that were given at this mansion. All in all... More 

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Magnolia, T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

I highly recommend touring this home. I have been to Galveston many times in my life and alway wanted to tour the Moody Mansion. For one reason or another I never did until this week. It was a very enjoyable experience. The mansion is truly a a magnificent marvel of its times and our docent, Clare was fantastic. She was... More 

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Mangum, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We liked the fact that there is a lot of history to see and learn, we liked all rooms and systems the already had for communication in the house in that period, the building outside is not spectacular but insight it's beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

This historical home is beautiful and on the same street as other famous landmarks such as Bishop's Palace and Ashton Villa. They give guided tours here and I happened to arrive when one started so you might call ahead.The tour lasted almost 2 hours. Claire was very energetic and gave great stories about the family. It's great to see that... More 

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