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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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2618 Broadway St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-4427
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Reviewed April 15, 2019

the rain forest is really humid but worth the sweat. Aquarium was wonderful too. It could take a whole day to experience it all. There are no sit down restaurants unless you go to the hotel.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed April 10, 2019 via mobile

I gave thousands of tours there when docents showed the house and gave an hour long talk about each room and the family. It makes me giggle when I read the recent reviews that the old ladies selling tickets are being mean to people. The...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 4, 2019 via mobile

This was a very interesting tour. It was self guided audio. There were options for private tours. This was a very affordable activity. You get to learn the history of the Moody family as well as a lot of history about Galveston. The tour is...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 31, 2019

We love the interior of the old mansion. The tour was great with fun information about the family. Lots of history here. On the audio tour we liked Mary;s Tour best.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 28, 2019 via mobile

I have to admit that my wife wanted to see this mansion when we were in Galveston. However, I found it very interesting and I really enjoyed the tour. I don't think that small children would find this place very interesting. The tour was only...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ls66611
Reviewed March 21, 2019

I enjoyed seeing the cars used by the Moody Family in the garage. The rooms in the house were beautifully displayed and in great shape. The displays of clothes worn by the daughter of the original owner were well preserved. The audio sets were great....the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank verlaraehae
Reviewed March 20, 2019

This was a very interesting place to visit. Beautiful grounds, impressive woodwork and original decor in this old mansion. Did the audio tour and learned a lot about the Galveston area and the Moody family. Very reasonable - Highly recommend!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JBatMN
Reviewed March 16, 2019

Smaller than I think, I just saw the outside. I hope the inside is better, I heard that it was interesting. Still pretty tho, I just didn't see why everyone was talking about it.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank blogtrotteuse18
Reviewed March 15, 2019 via mobile

My spouse and I enjoyed the self-guided tour of the Moody Mansion. The architecture is stunning. However, I only gave it 3 stars because the staff at the ticket sales desk were extremely rude. There were two old ladies selling tickets and giving overviews of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank TravelingClayton
Reviewed March 14, 2019

My family and I toured the mansion on March 11, 2019. It was beautiful to walk thru and see all the historic furnishings. The only disappointing part is that is not longer a guided tour. They hand you a radio to use thru the house....More

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.
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Vickie N
March 12, 2018|
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There is a one person elevator. Worked for my friend. Request assistance at the ticket sales.
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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.
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