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Moody Mansion

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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...more
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2618 Broadway St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-4427
+1 409-762-7668
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All reviews moody family family history bishop's palace audio tour vintage cars beautiful house children's museum old house turn of the century galveston history short film own pace great tour third floor self guided well worth the visit interesting facts
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Reviewed yesterday

I enjoyed seeing the cars used by the Moody Family in the garage. The rooms in the house were beautifully displayed and in great shape. The displays of clothes worn by the daughter of the original owner were well preserved. The audio sets were great....the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank verlaraehae
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a very interesting place to visit. Beautiful grounds, impressive woodwork and original decor in this old mansion. Did the audio tour and learned a lot about the Galveston area and the Moody family. Very reasonable - Highly recommend!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JBatMN
Reviewed 6 days ago

Smaller than I think, I just saw the outside. I hope the inside is better, I heard that it was interesting. Still pretty tho, I just didn't see why everyone was talking about it.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank blogtrotteuse18
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My spouse and I enjoyed the self-guided tour of the Moody Mansion. The architecture is stunning. However, I only gave it 3 stars because the staff at the ticket sales desk were extremely rude. There were two old ladies selling tickets and giving overviews of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank TravelingClayton
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I toured the mansion on March 11, 2019. It was beautiful to walk thru and see all the historic furnishings. The only disappointing part is that is not longer a guided tour. They hand you a radio to use thru the house....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank DAA1987
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed visiting this beautiful old home. However, the hand held wands (instead of docent tours) just aren’t getting it done. The wands voices are monotone and not enthusiastic. We learned more (and were more interested) from the lady opening the door than from...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 348emilyl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Elegant. It is rare to see how the super rich lived their everyday lives. Beautiful building that was actually a home.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ripmiata414
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While the audio tour allows you to appreciate each room's elegance and exquisite craftsmanship, it also gives you interesting facts about the Moody family, their character, and their business dealings. You are allowed to spend as much time as you wish in each room, then...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Karen S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't miss this late 1900's mansion that survived the 2000 flood/hurricane. The stained glass windows in the chapel, doors, furnishings and everything are well worth the visit.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ed M
Reviewed 12 February 2019

This museum is so well done! it begins in the carriage house and has lots of special features. Even my 3 year old was interested. The grounds are also lovely!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Martie T
1 January 2019|
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Response from G7489XBjanetk | Reviewed this property |
$12/per person. I think students were less and small children are free.
Vickie N
12 March 2018|
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Response from philomenad149 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I really do not know.
Michael P
6 March 2018|
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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.