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Moody Mansion
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Ranked #9 of 99 things to do in Galveston
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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.
San Antonio, Texas, USA
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16 reviews
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“Magnificent Mansion”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2013

When I asked for the Broadway Beauty package, which includes the Bishop's Palace and the Moody Mansion, I received a significant discount. Both mansions are worth the time it takes to tour them. The tour guide at the Moody Mansion was informative, humorous, and did not rush us through. She encouraged the tourists to walk around the mansion afterwards and see the stained glass window from the outside. WOW! I'm so glad she suggested that. The stained glass window had a different look from the outside of the home than it did on the inside of the home and both sides were beautiful. The tour guide explained what was done in the restoration after the hurricane of the 1900's and the most recent, Hurricane Ike. This place and the history behind it was truely spectacular.

Visited June 2013
2 Thank Marlenalovestotravel
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Hudson, Iowa, United States
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“Beautiful mansion”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2013

Tours on the hour, $10, a bit pricey for what you get to see, but it is a beautiful old mansion. They did a great job restoring what was damaged in the hurricane

Visited June 2013
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“Love this history about Moody Mansion”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013

Beautiful home and lots of interesting history. Took the kids there, and they loved it. Very reasonable prices, and friendly people.

Visited July 2012
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nice place”
3 of 5 bubbles 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
1 Thank Rampump1
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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful Historical Mansion”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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