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Moody Mansion
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Private Full-Day Galveston Island and Houston...
Ranked #5 of 109 things to do in Galveston
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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.
Reviewed March 28, 2013

Must see the rain forest and aquarium, best ever and if you live locally please get a yearly pass. I like the fact that if you have someone that already has a pass they can get discounts for visitors, Imax fantastic, 3d and 4d ride shows great and gardens around the area and the Boat is a must see.

Thank Skelley1722
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

just check it it's awesome. you see things they ate on you see what they sat on but better yet you get to see videos and pictures. of them my the kids loved it so much they went to every place with the word moody in it.

Thank sabrinamukhida
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

If you're into antiques, mansions and history, this is a good stop for you. Little kids would probably be miserable. lol

Thank KandiNM
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Reviewed March 22, 2013 via mobile

Went here with my wife and her family. The basic history of the mansion is really ALL the history they tell you about. It was built by a widow, the Moody's bought it for $20,000, only the oldest daughter lived in it most of the time... It's left how it was before restoration. They take an hour and half to tell you that same story over and over again... And oh yeah, it's not really that old.

And not one word about it being haunted, which would've changed everything.

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Reviewed March 16, 2013

It was sort of like a play along with island history. The special effects were great, and we had awonderful time as a family.

Thank April M
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