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Moody Mansion

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
2618 Broadway St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-4427
+1 409-762-7668
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Greeted at the ticket office/gift shop by Jackie who was courteous and informative. After seeing the fancy cars in the garage that had been driven by the Moody family we proceeded to the front of the mansion. Rang the doorbell and invited in by Cindy...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank onthego2travel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Moody Mansion is a beautiful home that survived the Galveston hurricane of 1900. We greatly enjoyed the self-guided audio tour. There’s a parking lot behind the house. Purchase your tickets in the gift shop in the building nearby.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank AndyKansasCity
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

definitely not for families with smaller kids - too much watching what they do, and older ones likely to be bored. We like seeing "historical" homes and so enjoyed this, liked the guides, but would not suggest going out of ones way to come tour....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Scenic29578078288
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having had a very poor experience at The Bishop's Place, my husband opted to sit in the garden and miss the house. This was by far the better home to see...extensively preserved and rich with history. With the AAA discount, it was under $12 for...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Donna W
Reviewed July 20, 2019

Beautiful home and construction designs! My family and I loved our visit and the fact that each one if us was loaned a listening device to share the story of each room of the home! This is a must-see attraction!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank eliaso944
Reviewed July 19, 2019

Hand-held devices narrate the history of the home and a lot of the history of Galveston. Docents are on hand to supplement. This mansion is furnished with the family furniture and personal items. It really gives a sense of how the very wealthy lived. Mary's...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 6, 2019 via mobile

My 10 and 7 year olds loved this tour. They loved using their “phones” during the audio tour. My youngest can’t believe that people used to live in this amazing house! Hearing the history and life of the Moody Family was very interesting and well...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank amandawR9339HI
Reviewed July 3, 2019 via mobile

Beautiful home with outstanding architecture and history of Galveston. Extremely well restored and self guided tour is informative. A great option for a rain day. Recommend even with the sun out.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank ThePiepers
Reviewed July 3, 2019

We took the self-guided audio tour. I liked how it had 3 options, one about the architecture, one from the point of view of Mary Moody Northen, and one in Spanish. Really interesting hearing the stories of the house and the Moody family who lived...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Kat M
Reviewed July 2, 2019

Unique old English style mansion that has survived all the Galveston hurricanes. Very dark inside due to the oak paneling. I wonder if when new it was lighter. Reminded me of several old late 1800s churches.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Martie T
January 1, 2019|
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Response from G7489XBjanetk | Reviewed this property |
$12/per person. I think students were less and small children are free.
Vickie N
March 12, 2018|
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Response from Navigate507852 |
There is a one person elevator. Worked for my friend. Request assistance at the ticket sales.
Michael P
March 6, 2018|
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Response from Allison B | Reviewed this property |
There is a cost to tour the mansion. I can't remember exactly, but it was in the $10 to $12 range for adults.