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Review of Moody Mansion

Moody Mansion
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Galveston Warship and Submarine Tour
Ranked #3 of 63 Tours 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: 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.
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nice place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Very nice tour director, didn't rush you and very good at answering all questions. Not as fancy as Bishops Palace but still as a wonderful place to see.

Visited June 2013
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Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews
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“Beautiful Historical Mansion”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

This is a beautiful building and the Docent's are a wealth of information about the city of Galveston. If you like History and enjoy beautiful old architecture, you should visit

Visited July 2012
1 Thank Jennychope
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Venice, Florida
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Love hearing about the history here”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

This was a great tour. The video at the beginning was interesting and the story that you get to hear while on tour tells so much about the history of this town as well as the house. Beautiful mansion!

Visited March 2013
1 Thank tiffany7_2001
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

We often have out of town company and spend lots of time in Galveston. This is one place we always visit.

Visited October 2012
Thank MLTtraveler
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Delphos, Ohio
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Get the Island Pass for admission”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Excellent tour - arrive early -if they have too many people they will start early. You will definitely enjoy this.

Visited May 2013
Thank MPHDelphos
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