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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 yesterday

We loved the tour of Moody Mansion. It was interesting to learn about the history of the Moody family who has had such a huge impact on the development of Galveston.

Thank Michele K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This beautifully restored mansion is definitely a Galveston treasure! With the use of an audio tour listening device, life in the mansion is described from several different perspectives. Period furnishings help one imagine life on the island and gave me a new understanding of Galveston...More

Thank mgwelsh61
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful house with lots of history. Buying tickets was unpleasant, and overshadowed the experiences though. I have been touring homes in the south for the past week, and this was the only time I was met with less than a friendly reception. I paid with...More

Thank JustUs89
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good place to visit. Nice tour, beautiful building if you like antiques. The wooden detailed wood work awesome. Reasonably priced. Galveston owes the Moody Family a great deal. Including the Old Red at UTMB. The first medical teaching institution of the Island.

Thank Lillian L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tour was part of our Island Pass, that we picked out. If you like touring old homes the Mansion tour would be something to consider. Lots of items wealthy people in the late 1800's and early 1900's owned. Cars, furniture. Architecture was somewhat unique...More

Thank Billy R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was well kept and well preserved. Learned a lot of history about the influential Moody family and history of Galveston Island. However there are no ramps for people who cannot climb stairs.

Thank directorofmusic
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely home and has so much history. We spent two hours there and had a wonderful time. What a pleasant surprise.

Thank Lily W
Reviewed 7 June 2017

There is so much local history associated with this home; I highly recommend visiting. Took us about 2.5 hours to see everything, but it is a self-guided audio tour so you can move at your own pace. There are also very knowledgeable staff members located...More

1  Thank TxTraveler7997
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Go there, tour and visit the grounds. It is a piece of history and once finished there go over to Moody Gardens. I wish it had not been raining the day we visited so we could have taken some outside pictures but oh well, hopefully...More

Thank kimsipe
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

This is the 2nd time we've taken this tour and loved it. So much wonderful restoration by the Moody Family. Gorgeous wood, furnishings, views and artwork. Highly recommend spending the extra money and taking the extended tour. It's 2 hours and well worth it. Our...More

Thank lindachuray12
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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.
18 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