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Moody Mansion

2618 Broadway St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-4427
+1 409-762-7668
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Private Full-Day Galveston Island and Houston Sightseeing Tour
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2618 Broadway St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-4427
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very nice Visitor Center area, and such a lovely building with a lot of history. The tours are guided, and not too long. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank CloCro
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The house is absolutely beautiful and the people working here are passionate about the home. The story of the Moody family is equally beautiful and adds to the experience. Take your time to do the audio tour and to ask questions of the workers. I...More

Thank Lori F
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The mansion is beautiful and it's amazing how well it has stood the test of time, but the historical society has done a poor job with its presentation. Most rooms are empty. The docents are annoying. We've been to much better museums. Moody Mansion is...More

Thank HLSNewMexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Moodys were filthy rich & liked to show it by the looks of this mansion. Audio tour explained everything about the house & the family very well. If you at all interested in historic houses, visit here. More impressive than similar offerings in other cities...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the architecture and history of the home and Galveston. Guides were knowledgeable. Highly recommend!

Thank Amanda B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whether you like history or want to get out of the 100 degree weather this is worth the stop. Some cool cars in the garage and the audio tour is very informative. Chose this over Bishops as Moody talks more about the history

Thank Kev1963
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tour was wonderful. From the gift shop/welcome center to the home everyone was so friendly and knowledgeable about the property. You get listening devices that are very easy to use and each room has a number that you enter into your device. Very interesting...More

Thank Jeanne P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

well worth visiting if you're into either history or nice old houses. we've visited 5-6 times and enjoy it every time

Thank Dave_Scott1234
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've seen this mansion from the street for almost 60 yrs and finally stopped in for the self-guided tour. The mansion is incredibly beautiful and the staff is gracious and helpful. I'm happy for finally see inside, just wished I hadnt waited so long

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Reviewed 4 May 2018

This isn't the largest or most luxurious mansion you'll ever see, but that's kind of the point. It's a large family home and the focus of the audio guide and the material in each room is the members of the Moody family. While there's perhaps...More

1  Thank AllanJGJ
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Michael P
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Response from Allison B | Reviewed this property |
There is a cost to tour the mansion. I can't remember exactly, but it was in the $10 to $12 range for adults.
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Christine N
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Response from Donnie3217 | Reviewed this property |
When we went we were handed the audio Tour because that was part of the admission price but by no means do you have to listen to it but is very informative
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