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

This is a beautiful house and it is fascinating to hear about the Moody family and how they have contributed to the growth of Galveston. We have toured this house several times... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
L_Trippin
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Sulphur Springs, Texas

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Norman, OK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I enjoyed the self guided tour but not for young children. If you like history this would be a good choice. I learned a bit about the Moody family's history in Galveston.

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Sulphur Springs, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful house and it is fascinating to hear about the Moody family and how they have contributed to the growth of Galveston. We have toured this house several times and always see something new. A must see!

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Neenah, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We used our Island Pass for this, but had to return on a later day as all the tours were booked for the day we wanted. I recommend stopping by early in the day to get your tickets, then returning for your tour when it starts. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and we enjoyed learning more about this historic... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed seeing this beautiful old home. We didn't realize though that there was more than one tour... we would have had to wait more than an hour and pay twice as much to see the third floor. It was worth walking through though.

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Clearwater, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The home is quite impressive with exceptionally large rooms for a home of its time. Great family history provided by the Moody descendents via an audio tour, which allows you to move through the home at your own pace.

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Texarkana, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful, well organized self-guided tours with attendants nearby. You can actually walk into the rooms on 2 floors. Very few things were changed or updated in the home since it was bought by the Moodys in 1900 and donated in the 1986, so you really get to see period items. We loved our visit!

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Plaquemine, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The house was nice too look at and hear the history, but the highlight of our trip was the hidden jewel in the basement. My daughter hasn't stopped talking about how much fun the Children's Museum was and that it was her favorite part of our whole vacation!

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Thank you for visiting Moody Mansion and for your review. I passed it on to the Children's Museum Staff. Come back and see us. More 

York, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Toured this with my husband. We were both in awe. It is unbelievable. So much history. I loved visiting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's been several years since I have been through the Moody Mansion and one thing that's new is you don't have to wait for a tour guide, you receive a free audio tour and can punch in the number of the room you are in to hear more about it. My teenaged daughter loved this tour. It's a wonderful house... More 

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Muldrow, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to hear some of the Island history....this is a good place to start. I loved the home and the guided tour. Our teenagers were not as into this as I was but they were okay with it and they still talk about it. We visited it a couple of years ago.

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