On a different trip we visited Bishops Palace. While they are both beautiful and interesting architecturally, I think Moody Mansion has far better stories to tell because of the... read more
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.
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.)
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
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.