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Address: 2618 Broadway St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-4427
Phone Number: +1 409-762-7668
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

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 self-guided 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.

Tour Information:

Self-guided Audio Tours:

   Price: Adults $12 | Students $6 | Children 6 & Under Free

   Self-guided audio tours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (last tickets sold at 4p.m.;

   house closes at 5 p.m.)

Behind-the-scenes Tours:

   Exclusive docent-guided tours to areas not normally open to the public

   4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday

   $25 per person | limited size tours | reservations highly recommended

Group Tours:

   Call for information about discounts for groups of 8 or more

Moody Mansion tour descriptions:

Self-guided audio tours: Two audio tours allow you to set your own pace through the house and grounds.

• The Moody Family tour features six members of the Moody family telling stories about their ancestors. This tour is also translated into Spanish.

• Mary’s tour, appropriate for children and adults, is narrated by an actress portraying the late Mary Moody Northen as if she were guiding you through her home.

Guided 25th Anniversary Tour: Behind-the-scenes tours celebrate the 25th anniversary of Moody Mansion’s restoration. A knowledgeable docent guides guests through areas not normally open to the public, describing Mary Moody Northen’s vision for preserving her home and sharing her collections. These tours are conducted at 4 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Tour size is limited; reservations are highly recommended.

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Docent tour was excellent

we stopped by on a Saturday and were advised of a special tour at the end of the day at 4. We decided to come back later in the afternoon and are glad we did. The special tour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
John N
London, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we stopped by on a Saturday and were advised of a special tour at the end of the day at 4. We decided to come back later in the afternoon and are glad we did. The special tour was lead by an excellent guide and included the 3rd floor. The house really came alive. We had seen the Bishop's palace... More 

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Rock Island, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Well kept and historic. We learned a lot about the Moody's and the town. We love touring Mansions and this one is one I am glad we didn't miss.

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I've been to Moody Mansion several times in the past and enjoyed it. This visit was my first to use the little "iPod" listening devises. I did not like them. They do not include earphones so everyone's speakers are playing at a different spot in the narration and it is distracting. The mansion is lovely with great wood working and... More 

Memphis, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in awe of the architecture and antiques at the Moody Mansion. The tour tells a lot of the family history, Galveston history and storms, and how the two merged over a century. They don't automatically give out earbuds for your audio player, so ASK for them. You'll need it with traffic noise outside and other people talking inside.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

About 2 weeks ago my family and i went to visit the mansion. My husband and i had visited the mansion before and decided to take my parents and siblings to see how beautiful it was. So we arrived there one Saturday after 3 pm but before 4 pm (they have a rule that if you arrive after 4 pm... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

History, art, antiques, design, the then rich and famous. Adults and older children should like it, It's also got interesting grounds but if you do not have transportation and its hot it is not a very interesting walk to Broadwy from the Strand/waterfron or the beach/seawallboulevard.

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Bernice, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a self guided tour with listening devices. The history is very rich and the house is beautiful. A must for history buffs. There are people on each floor to answer any questions and guide you along.

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Tyler, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one home that should be on your to see list while visiting Galveston, it showcases the best of the islands history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The mansion is just wonderful with amazing handcrafted architecture. Great pricing, friendly staff and the self guided tour through the home owners voice was very interesting. Beautiful grounds and well worth the price

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Crowley, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the second time we've toured this home/museum. The beautiful architect continues to intrigue us.

Thank GRRichard

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