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Moody Mansion

2618 Broadway St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-4427
+1 409-762-7668
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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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2618 Broadway St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-4427
+1 409-762-7668

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I was reading some of the reviews and I noticed that there were some negative reviews I was a little surprised then I started to read over some of them it appears from time to time the staff can be very unfriendly fortunately for us...More

Thank Donnie3217
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice visit to a very historical landmark in Galveston. Wasn't expecting much, but it was really interesting. Maybe a bit on the expensive side.

Thank indybud
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This house is unbelievably beautiful. They have done a phenomenal job restoring it and keeping it as original as possible. Intricate woodwork, stunning stained glass, and so much history. Worth every penny!

Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We actually enjoyed our visit to this home more than Bishop"s Palace. The self guided tour was informative and the home itself seemed like a livable home for a wealthy family of the era.

Thank JustUsTwo0814
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been to the Moody Mansion many times over the years for private affairs but never paid for the tour. Took out of town family there and paid for the self guided audio tour. Did I learn a lot of history. But, if you're not...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is mansion along with Bishop's Palace are a must do, if you like touring old homes. They are immaculately preserved and beautiful. The tour guides are very knowledgeable and really do enjoy their job. I recommend planning to visit more than one mansion per...More

Thank Adam C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you love history and Texas, this is a must do thing in Galveston. The Moody Mansion is a piece of Galveston and Texas History. It's beautifully restored, and the audio tour is detailed and through. It can take a couple of hours to listen...More

Thank Shad S
Reviewed 17 August 2017

... do NOT show up at 4:55pm....they will rush you out. You have to arrange for the extra special tour to see bottom and top floors, which is frustrating. Roped off areas....ARRGG

Thank Shawn B
Reviewed 14 August 2017

My grandson is into history of any kind and wanted to tour the mansion. We took the audio tour and very much enjoyed seeing the architecture and the lifestyle of the wealthy of that era. The house and furnishings are beautiful. The history of the...More

Thank sunni014
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Audio tour included (thank you!!) allows choice of general narrated information with optional in-depth information at some stops and/or a track narrated by Mary Moody. I listened to both at most stops to get the bigger picture. History, architecture, elegant beauty, rich while not over...More

Thank Donna E
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1 May 2017|
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Response from M M | Reviewed this property |
I do not believe that it is. It is basically in it's original condition and I do not remember any ramps or such for a wheelchair and it is multi-story.
23 May 2016|
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Response from seagullrob | Reviewed this property |
Sorry - I didn't see that. Doesn't sound right - there's no stables or anything like that on the grounds of Moody Mansion that I saw.
19 December 2015|
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Response from Katrina P | Reviewed this property |
We were told in September by our guide that they would be up until the first day of Mardis Gras when there would be a big party with free food and drinks--the only day of the year that you can see the mansion decorated for... More