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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 #6 of 39 Attractions in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, 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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Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, 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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Austin, Texas, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

7 members in our group and we all had a good time. Purchased 2-day visit tickets and used the 2nd day at Palm Beach. The new water park at Moody Gardens

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

The Moody family have left a terrific gift on the island of their mansion and a sprawling facility that includes a botanical garden, aquarium, theme park, hotel, etc. It's an unexpected oasis on the island and grand enough to be a star attraction in any city in the United States.

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Crandall, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

First, hours are not posted. Arrived twice-first time gates locked, second time gates open but placed locked. Third time we were too late for tour, "please come back in an hour". So, an hour later we were finally going to get our tour. The guide, arrived and summoned us over and began to instruct us of "do's and do not's".... More 

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North Richland Hills, Texas
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44 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

First of all, get the package for Moody Mansion and Bishop's Palace. It's cheaper and in my opinion, worth it. The tour only covers two floors and would be better if it was the whole house. Our guide wasn't very loud and repeated himself a few times. Despite that, they house and its history were very cool. I snuck some... More 

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Houston, TX
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

My husband and I both enjoyed our tour of the Moody Mansion. A few suggestions: 1) yes, you must pay for the tour. You cannot go in the house on your own, nor can you take photos. 2) if you plan to attend an afternoon tour on a busy day, stop by in the morning to buy tickets. When we... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

there are better places to go. Once you left one thing they wouldnt let you back in later to see the feedings of the animals. But you are not going to spend all day waiting.

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23 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

The tour through the mansion is guided and for someone who likes to take time to look around it is too fast paced. The story of the Moody's and their mansion is very interesting. I would have liked to buy a book there but did not see any. It is a great deal to purchase a combination ticket both for... More 

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San Antonio, Texas, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

When I asked for the Broadway Beauty package, which includes the Bishop's Palace and the Moody Mansion, I received a significant discount. Both mansions are worth the time it takes to tour them. The tour guide at the Moody Mansion was informative, humorous, and did not rush us through. She encouraged the tourists to walk around the mansion afterwards and... More 

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Hudson, Iowa, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Tours on the hour, $10, a bit pricey for what you get to see, but it is a beautiful old mansion. They did a great job restoring what was damaged in the hurricane

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Louisiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Beautiful home and lots of interesting history. Took the kids there, and they loved it. Very reasonable prices, and friendly people.

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