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Review of Moody Mansion

Moody Mansion
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$142.00*
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Galveston Warship and Submarine Tour
Ranked #8 of 101 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.
Melbourne, Australia
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142 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“worth the visit”
Reviewed December 10, 2013

We enjoy visiting historic buildings and so it is no surprise that we enjoyed the Moody's Mansion. The guided tour and short video before hand were certainly worthwhile.

The house had a very nice feel about the place and we were glad that it had survived all of the storms.

It is a grand home

Visited December 2013
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Georgetown, TX
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306 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Very Impressive home”
Reviewed December 10, 2013

The home is wonderful, very ahead of it's time when it was built - combination gas and electric lighting, DC electricity powered the house, speaking tube communications throughout the house. The tour was only a 4, the docent started with all the "rules" of what not to touch, where not to stand, etc. She seemed to rush the tour somewhat, even though the next one was not for 2 more hours, and they seemed to discourage dallying to admire the rooms.

Visited December 2013
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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Very Interesting Tour”
Reviewed December 2, 2013

We did the non guided walking tour and it was so interesting to walk around and look at how the Mansion was built and see the great craftsmanship.

Visited November 2013
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Columbus, Ohio
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Fun Stop for a Cloudy Day”
Reviewed November 24, 2013

Very well preserved home. It was neat to see all the fixtures and furnishing. The tour guide was very informed and involved in the tour. I went back and forth between average and very good for this attraction. I decided very good because of the value ($10 pp). I would not recommend for young children.

Visited November 2013
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College Station, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Moody Mansion Galveston”
Reviewed November 16, 2013

Well preserved famous old home in Galveston. Tours last about 1.5 hours and are very well done. The price is very reasonable.

Visited November 2013
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