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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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My wife and I had toured the Bishop Palace earlier so I was not quite sure if I was real up to another mansion. We had stop Moody’s first and was somewhat discouraged when a large... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I had toured the Bishop Palace earlier so I was not quite sure if I was real up to another mansion. We had stop Moody’s first and was somewhat discouraged when a large tour group was taking quite some time to check in. We left and came back and I am very glad we did, as this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very informative and well worth the small price you have to pay. Nice gift shop as well. Highly recommend.

Thank Brenda J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

While visiting Texas last week this was an AMAZING place to tour! The beautiful building and property was breathtaking and the staff were very kind. We spent about an hour or two just wandering and any questions that we had the staff were able to answer with confidence.

Thank CallieMarie1216
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Felt it was overpriced for what you get. instead of having signs giving the descriptions of the rooms and room contents, they give you this lame little ipod looking device that you can barely hear. In each room you listen to a long boring description on the device. More signs with detail would be way better. we blew through the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The manion was a great home for its time. While it had the best to offer with fine wooden work, stained glass, you probably would not want to live there instead of your home.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Moody Mansion is definitely worth the visit. The tour was self-guided, therefore, you can control the pace. Beautiful furniture, cars, and artifacts. Very interesting!

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Huntsville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Another great historic location to visit. Beautiful home with tons of rich history. Always been a family favorite.

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Dawson, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

a beautiful unique mansion that reveals the opulent history of Galveston past. There is so many original features that remain for viewing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The personnel at the Moody Mansion make you realize you are in a very special place, even as the Moody family must have done in the past This beautiful, well preserved and loved home ceates an ambience that you'll never forget. Take your time The personal audio tour has many "add-ons" that enhance the experience and inform you with much... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some really neat history here for history buffs. Just fun to go back in time and place yourself there.

Thank Marissa Z

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