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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 Home From An Elegant Era

Moody Mansion is centrally located and has an adjacent parking lot for visitors. We followed the tour signs to the Garage in the back of the mansion as the signs directed. Once... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Houston, Texas

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Moody Mansion is centrally located and has an adjacent parking lot for visitors. We followed the tour signs to the Garage in the back of the mansion as the signs directed. Once inside, we found the ticket desk to purchase our tour tickets. There are three beautiful classic cars in the air-conditioned garage to admire, as well as photos and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to Galveston many times and always thought about visiting the Moody Mansion. I am so glad we did ! It is just like it was 100 years ago when they family lived in it. The house is beautiful ! You can tell that a lot of time and money went into building it. When you arrive you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

This is a definite must see in Galveston. There is a wealth of amazing history waiting for you here. If you get a chance to speak with Cindy and Viola, they can tell you lots more about this spectacular home and the history of its occupants.

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Thank you for visiting Moody Mansion. Thank you too, for writing such a positive review. Please come visit us again. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

This was very much a family home, and as such wasn't overly pretentious, although the dining room was pretty spectacular. You got given a recorded guide which was very useful. Although I would have like to have seen more household items and more furniture/art/objets d'art, I did appreciate being able to walk around and look at things without someone anxiously... More 

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Thank you for visiting Moody Mansion and for submitting such a positive review. Please come see us again. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

This was not a very entertaining tour but the property was beautiful. The history of the Moody family was intriguing as well as the detail preserved in the mansion.

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Dripping Springs, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

This place has to be on your tour list--at the top! It is well restored and in great shape for all of the disasters it has endured. if you have the slightest interest in history/architecture/wealthy people/gardening, you have to go here. It is one of the crown jewels of the city and the owner had a very "colorful" family history... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Beautiful, and makes you think about the pass. It was a self guide tour with radios to listen to along the way. But there were guides along the way to ask questions.

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McKinney, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

What an awe inspiring home. The home of H. L. Moody and family was built in late 1800's and is a great example of the Victorian Age. At one time, this man was one of the tenth wealthiest people in America as he owned and operated fifty companies. He helped get the Hilton hotel chain through the Great Depression. The... More 

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Trenton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

This is a beautiful home and you learn a lot about the history of the area as you listen to the recorded tour. Liked that you were able to dial in the recorded tour as you came to an area so you didn't feel like you were being held up or pushed along by the recording. Very informative and quite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Amazing old world architecture. Daughter loved listening t o the tour. We all liked the flow of the house. My wife didn't want to leave.

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