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Review of Moody Mansion

Moody Mansion
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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.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2014 via mobile

I loved the tour and the house. It was interesting and the home was beautiful. The restoration was so well done. The family history was interesting and I loved the photos.

Visited August 2014
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Houston, Texas
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“Marvelous building”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014

I did not visit the interior because picture taking is not allowed. Yo can take pictures of the outside of the building and also of the two vintage Cadillacs and the Studebaker dictator 8 found in the garage of the mansion. There is also a children's museum in the basement .

Visited August 2014
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Bedford, Texas
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“A Visit to a Galveston Mansion”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

Recently 3 friends and I spent several days exploring Galveston Island. We decided to tour Moody Mansion. It is a palatial residence located on Broadway. it was been restored to reflect the late 1800's when it was built by the wealthy Moody family. It is reported to be the first home in Texas build on a steel frame It has magnificent stained glass through the house. Our tour guide was very informative about the house and the family who lived in it and their impact on Galveston society and various businesses. There are stairs to climb so if you have knee issues it might be hard to do. There is a lovely gift shop behind the mansion where you purchase your entrance ticket. It also has a couple of old cars to view as well.

Visited April 2014
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Austin, Texas
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“A little too long if you have little kids”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

Tour was 1:45 min guided tour, no photo's allowed, guide a bit of a snob. Said at least 4 times that she was a history major like we were all too dumb to understand some of what she talked about.

Visited August 2014
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“Broadway Beauties”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

We did the broadway beauties option, which we got in to both Moody Mansion and Bishop's palace for $16. Moody Mansion you get a guided tour, no pictures allowed. Worth it!

Visited July 2014
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