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Moody Mansion

2618 Broadway St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-4427
+1 409-762-7668
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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.
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2618 Broadway St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-4427
+1 409-762-7668

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Reviewed 29 November 2017

Is the place to go if you are into historical homes. It is was was a beautiful home. A tour will take you back to a era of wealth and beauty.

Thank Connie T
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

House has many high ceilings and beautiful ceilings. Stairways is beautiful too. Some rooms are too dark. House seems very nice.

Thank Philomena D
Reviewed 26 November 2017

There is a self guided video tour included in the price of $12 for adults. There is no senior or Veterans discount. There is only a $1.00 discount for AARP or AAA. There are 3 selections of video tours, and one is in Spanish. Plan...More

Thank stardust1229
Reviewed 17 November 2017

We visited the Moody house today. I was really looking forward to looking inside since it is so beautiful outside. We left disappointed as did 3 young people (1 woman, 2 men) who were in line ahead of us. The older woman who was managing...More

1  Thank ldasilva944
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Just amazing story of huge family that had a positive & helpful role in development of the Galveston TX area! Moody were like real life ultra rich family, that had vision! Eye opening tour!

Thank Daniel P
Reviewed 3 November 2017

So much fun I really loved it. The staff was so nice and helpful. The house alone is so nice inside. I learned so much about the Moody mansion. I do wish you could see all of the house. They only allow you to go...More

2  Thank travler1221
Reviewed 2 November 2017

The self guided tour was informative and the home is a great representation of the era and Galveston history.

Thank John F
Reviewed 27 October 2017

We spent about 2 hours casually touring the Moody Mansion in late October. The audio tour was well done and easy to use. Quite the interesting house and family. My favorite room was the "family room" in the back. After the tour I felt I...More

Thank Miles P
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Loved, loved, loved the Moody Mansion. The self guided tour was great and I would highly recommend it.

Thank sweet_pack_fan
Reviewed 24 October 2017

We have seen a lot of mansions and this one is one of best preserved. The family history makes this place very interesting since it survived the 1900 hurricane.

Thank PCBIllinois
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30 April 2017|
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Response from M M | Reviewed this property |
I do not believe that it is. It is basically in it's original condition and I do not remember any ramps or such for a wheelchair and it is multi-story.
23 May 2016|
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Response from seagullrob | Reviewed this property |
Sorry - I didn't see that. Doesn't sound right - there's no stables or anything like that on the grounds of Moody Mansion that I saw.
18 December 2015|
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Response from Katrina P | Reviewed this property |
We were told in September by our guide that they would be up until the first day of Mardis Gras when there would be a big party with free food and drinks--the only day of the year that you can see the mansion decorated for... More