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Moody Mansion

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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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2618 Broadway St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-4427
+1 409-762-7668
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Only a few of these big brick and stone homes survived the hurricane of 1900 that swept most of Galveston away. The mansion is kept up inside and the tours are interesting. Just stop by to look at it if you don't want to go...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Chris S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We totally enjoyed our tour of the Moody Mansion - the home is huge, the guides were informative and you really got a sense of how this family lived there as there is so many artifacts from their occupancy (for like 85 years!). Gave you...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Genevieve K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Galveston has several nice mansion to view and visit. This is worth the admission cost. Well maintained and decorated adequately--not over done with furniture to take away from the splendor of the wood work inside the rooms. Heard it was closed around Christmas so check...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Edison T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hard for a person in a walker, just because it's allot of walking. They have an elevator and tour is self guided. Beautiful place. Galveston was great before our cruise... stay a coupler of days ahead and enjoy the awesome architecture and beaches!!!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jodisweetpro
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour is well worth the small charge, but listening to the "canned" speech of admonitions is annoying. The provided audio devices explain it all. The building is secured from "random, non-paying passersby" gaining entry. Because it's self paced, the tour can take from 30...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kristen P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a grand place. Everything in this hoe is original to the property. We were so impressed of the detail and the history of the family.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AylaM871
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to a number of "fancy house" including Biltmore. The Moody is so of the time and holds such history. There is an audio tour, but the portables are so hard to hear, unless you walk around holding them to your ear. (Yes,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank r t
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family thoroughly enjoyed this stunning old home! The audio made the family come alive (I listened to Mary’s perspective) and we had fun imagining living in such a grand place.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank KaraAnnette
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent about an hour in the mansion. Fancy decorations and history of place. Bought the audio tour as well, worth it. Free parking and also get to see cars they used.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank justtraveling_12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very cool to go back into time and see what it was like. Kids looked for moody name the rest of the trip. Audio tour was best at this house over the others.

Date of experience: December 2018
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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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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.