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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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Great personal tour with balanced architecture and family history

Docent Viola did a wonderful job introducing us to the Moody patriarch, the family and the history of this wonderful house. The home has been exquisitely preserved through Mary... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Docent Viola did a wonderful job introducing us to the Moody patriarch, the family and the history of this wonderful house. The home has been exquisitely preserved through Mary Moody Northen and the foundation.

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West Plains, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This mansion has 100 plus years with the same family...one of Galveston's finest and most benevolent. The tour is done by audio listening device, so can be at your leisurely pace, but there are also guides to answer questions and help, if needed! No spoilers here, but you'll want to tour the home and then go to the gardens of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed our visit to Moody Mansion and learned a lot about the history of Galveston. They had it beautifully decorated for Christmas, what a treat !

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is amazing!! And the history of the mansion and the family is outstanding. The mansion is breathtaking and so big!!! The cars in the garage are in original condition and are beautiful as the day they were parked!! I just kept saying "Oh My!!!" The walls were covered in silk, the wood work was amazing...I could go on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With the Bishop's Palace down the street, these are the two grand Victorian houses in Galveston that can be toured regularly. The Moody Mansion has retained most of its furnishings, giving an excellent sense of decor at the turn of the last century. Highlights of the mansion include the dining room with its elaborate gilt frieze and coffered ceiling. The... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved it so much the first time, we took our friend there on a different trip. Absolutely beautiful and you get to see so much of the house and hear about its history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are many options for visiting historical homes in Galveston so we decided on the Moody Mansion because of the large impact the family has on this area. The day of our visit Christmas decorations were being put up in preparation for Dickens on the Strand. We really enjoyed the audio tour with its personal reflections from daughter, Mary, and... More 

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College Station, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time in the Rainforest. The butterflies are always my favorite. Parts were closed getting ready for their Christmas exhibition. Plan to go back next year for the Christmas lights. Being on Galveston island makes for a wonderful day of sight seeing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed the audio set. However, when more than 2 people were in one of the smaller rooms, it was tough to concentrate because you could hear the other audio set. Overall, it was a good tour for the money.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Anyone with an interest in history, architecture, art or business should visit here. The audiotour was excellent, the docents knowledgeable and the house filled with treasures large and small. Dating from 1896, shortly before the huge 1900 hurricane, this mansion has seen much change in the island. Each successive storm has left its mark on the house, but it remains... More 

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