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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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Beautiful and Opulent

It is amazing - and very fortunate - that this mansion survived the 1900 hurricane with only a few broken windows. It is a treasure of turn-of-the-century architecture and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is amazing - and very fortunate - that this mansion survived the 1900 hurricane with only a few broken windows. It is a treasure of turn-of-the-century architecture and opulence. Well worth the time and cost for the self-guided walking tour of this magnificent mansion.

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Sweetwater, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to see several sites, it cost $12 per person, they give you audio devices to describe each room in the home. Beautiful to get full picture of the Moody family listen to each presentation room by room. Google family members lots more info available. We enjoyed it took a couple of hours.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a beautiful home! We chose to do the special 25th anniversary tour and it did not disappoint. Viola, our docent, was wonderful and so informative. You learn so much about the Moody family who not only left their mark in Galveston but all across Texas.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A great reasonably priced attraction that the whole family enjoyed. The mansion is gorgeous. The tour remarkable. We got devices to listen too and there were three different tour options to choose from if I remember correctly. There's a children's museum downstairs (separate price) and a few old vehicles to look at in garage where you pay. I didn't like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed touring this mansion, and a couple things really stood out. First, they give you these little phone devices and you can tune in to your own tour guide depending on the type of information you want. It was so cool. As you moved into a room, it gave you the number to tune into. One of the... More 

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MoodyMansion, Guest Relations Manager at Moody Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Moody Mansion. Thank you, too, for taking the time to review your visit and provide feedback to us. Please come back and visit with friends and family. Again, thank you for taking the time to tell us about your visit. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful historical home with fascinating history! Well worth a visit! A great tour and highly recommended!

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MoodyMansion, Guest Relations Manager at Moody Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Moody Mansion and for letting us know you enjoyed your visit. Please come visit again. . . SOON!!! . More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gorgeous home with much history about the Moody family, The tour guide engaged us concerning each room and what is was used for during the family's time here. Beautifully appointed rooms with interesting architecture. Must see in Galveston

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MoodyMansion, Guest Relations Manager at Moody Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit to Moody Mansion and for taking the time to provide feedback on you visit. Please come visit us again. More 

San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful, historical home, enhanced by the staff - Claire - who was thoughtful, knowledgeable and engaging! Claire enhanced the tour with personal attention, class and enthusiasm for the home and its historical significance. The tour is user-friendly; and, by touring the home, you learn extremely interesting facts about Galveston history, including Galveston's early history as a hub for commerce, trade... More 

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MoodyMansion, Guest Relations Manager at Moody Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Moody Mansion and for taking the time to tell us about your visit. It is very gratifying when someone takes the time and invests the interest to visit an historic site and learn the significance to its location. We at Moody Mansion appreciate visitors like you who want to learn and recognize our efforts to provide... More 

Pittsburg, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I really loved visiting this mansion. It was very interesting and the home is very beautiful! Even my 8 year old liked the tour.

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MoodyMansion, Guest Relations Manager at Moody Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Moody Mansion and for writing such a positive review about your visit. The staff is very appreciative of parents who take the time to introduce their young children to historical places in their world. Again, thank you for your time, interest and your graciousness. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A gem in Galveston. I have been to Galveston for 15 years and I never thought to stop and visit this wonder of architecture and history. The visit immersed us at the turn of the last century.

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MoodyMansion, Guest Relations Manager at Moody Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting Moody Mansion and for reviewing your visit. Please come back and visit again with friends and family. Again, thank you for your interest and time. More 

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