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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 2 days ago

... 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 4 days ago

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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a great self guided walking tour of the Moody Mansion. It was just as lovely as I remembered. Enjoyed being let loose to tour at our own pace. It is an exquisite piece of architecture and very well preserved. Sure wish we could've explored...More

Thank diedrasutton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous facility, worth visiting for those fascinated by architecture and a certain lifestyle. They do a great job in presenting it, and if the Tourist is seeking a better understanding of a period, this is recommended. Probably not for children.

Thank Kerry C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is really nice because you learn a lot about one of the Galveston founding fathers but you also get to see an almost 100 year old house still in beautiful shape.

Thank dcolon26
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful mansion with a lot of history to learn. The staff is very helpful and nice. The masion look stunning and is fun to walk around. Highly Recommend.

Thank Jose R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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 13 July 2017 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

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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