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Review of Moody Mansion

Moody Mansion
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$155.00*
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Galveston Island and Houston sightseeing Tour
Ranked #8 of 101 things to do in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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: 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 | limited size tours | reservations highly recommended Group Tours: 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.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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300 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Beware”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

We did not visit but just beware that the tickets seem to sell our hours before the tours take place. We arrived at 2:30 for the 3pm tour and they were already full. We didn't read that anywhere and hope that can help someone else out who really wants to visit it like we did. :)

Visited February 2013
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Crystal River, Florida
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81 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Interesting and informative”
Reviewed February 13, 2013

The tour was interesting, the house beautiful and well worth the time. Our guide told us lots of stories about the home and the Moody family.

Visited January 2013
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Thousand Oaks, California
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Nice way to live!”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

Very knowledgable guide. Worth the time. Wish it didn't have so many stairs but that comes with the time period.

Visited January 2013
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Thank Linda M
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Minneapolis, Kansas
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful!”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

Our guide was very informed about the history-let us ask lots of questions and take our time looking. Beautiful piece of history!

Visited January 2013
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Princeton Junction, NJ
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great Place to learn about the history and people of Galveston”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

If you want to learn a bit more about Galveston and its history this is a great place to learn. You learn about the people, the businesses the great hurricane and many other things. It is a pleasant escape for a couple of hours.

Visited August 2012
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