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Address: 2618 Broadway St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-4427
Phone Number:
+1 409-762-7668
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

Restored to its turn of the century splendor, the 28,000 square-foot,...

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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Beautiful Mansion

Moody Mansion is definitely worth the visit. The tour was self-guided, therefore, you can control the pace. Beautiful furniture, cars, and artifacts. Very interesting!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The manion was a great home for its time. While it had the best to offer with fine wooden work, stained glass, you probably would not want to live there instead of your home.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Moody Mansion is definitely worth the visit. The tour was self-guided, therefore, you can control the pace. Beautiful furniture, cars, and artifacts. Very interesting!

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Huntsville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Another great historic location to visit. Beautiful home with tons of rich history. Always been a family favorite.

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Dawson, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

a beautiful unique mansion that reveals the opulent history of Galveston past. There is so many original features that remain for viewing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The personnel at the Moody Mansion make you realize you are in a very special place, even as the Moody family must have done in the past This beautiful, well preserved and loved home ceates an ambience that you'll never forget. Take your time The personal audio tour has many "add-ons" that enhance the experience and inform you with much... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some really neat history here for history buffs. Just fun to go back in time and place yourself there.

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Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The Moody influence is still unmistakable across Galveston. Learn about the history of this important island family and the island they influenced with a tour through their beautiful home. You'll learn what it was like for the wealthy to live in Galveston in the late 1800's and 1900's. There's also an amazing auto collection. Check and see if they're doing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

By chance we drove by the Moody Mansion and decided to stop and take the tour. The tour starts in the garage where you buy your tickets and are given an electronic tour device which gives you recorded information and the different areas of the house. Very helpful as it is full of wonderful information and you can tour on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

This mansion is furnished with furniture, wall coverings and other items showing how the wealthy lived in 1900. A hand held recorder lets you go at your own pace.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

I have been to Galveston dozens of times and I cannot believe I had never been to Moody Mansion until now. I loved being able to go through at my own pace with the audio self-tour. We went on Dec. 29th so we were still able to see the Christmas decorations.We saw the entire bottom floor including the kitchen and... More 

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