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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 Galveston Mansion

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... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the tour .We took the Mary tour .There is a children museum on the ground floor of mansion .It is a must tour !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a guided tour through this amazing home at Christmas and it was so beautiful to see. The guide was very knowledgeable and you could tell she enjoyed her job (or volunteerism). It is a real historical gem.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place is beautiful but the people who work inside seem to resent your presence and your treated like a child who can't be left alone for a few seconds

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was my favorite attraction on the island! Make sure to use the audio tour that comes with your admission! I chose Mary's tour, it gives a fun perspective and fun history! It was decorated for Christmas which made the experience that much more enjoyable!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

If you enjoy history and architecture don't miss the Moody Mansion while in Galveston. Nicely organized audio tour and lots to learn. Docents available for any question and they are more than willing to share. Some people came after us and finished before us but we found it took maybe 2-3 hours to take it all in and could have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

So the mansion itself is a beautiful site of old world charm. However, the real benefit is that they will allow weddings inside the building, offering a venue unlike anything else in Galveston. The people there were extremely friendly, setting up the basement for my wife to prepare, and offering many wonderful photo opportunities. With poor weather outside, we had... More 

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