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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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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

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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 family involved. Definitely listen to Mary's narrative (the 200s). The "family narrative" in the 100s on the audio tour is boring.

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Brenham, Texas
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The house is great but the way you have to stand in line, wait for someone to bring back head phones. It was a holiday weekend but honestly there were just a handful of people there. The Moody Mansion organization needs more docents - especially in the registration and more head sets. The plumping of the house was truly the... More 

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Clarkston, Michigan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Touring this small piece of Texas History was breathtaking. The Audio tour form the Moodys Daughter Mary was wonderful, it made you feel like she was walking along with you as you toured, sad that the Kitchen was lost in a flood, but the rest of the home and grounds are amazing...

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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Using your audio guide, you can take two different tours of the Mansion for the single entry fee. Each one also has additional information you can select. I tried to do it all and burned out - there was too much overlap. If you are more serious about learning history, do the numbers starting with 100, and listen to the... More 

2 Thank mapleRose
Graham, Washington, United States
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Moody Mansion was a wonderful way to waste an afternoon.Staff was very well educated on the heritage and surrounding areas. The old cars in the back where you buy tickets were quite the display..Amazing architecture.

1 Thank Ironsocks
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you enjoy old houses with a story to tell make sure to include a visit to this wonderful mansion on your visit to Galveston. Having had attended Sunday morning services at Moody Methodist Church we wanted to learn more about this Moody family who heavily endowed so much of Galveston. The wrap around porch of this 31 room mansion... More 

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Magnolia, Texas
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Your self-guided tour starts out in the Carriage House in back of the mansion where you pay for your tour fee (optional recording can be rented) and admire the cars on display. Then around the porch to the front door with it's wonderful file door mat. The inside of the house will spark your imagination - taking you back to... More 

3 Thank Antique9410
Ann Arbor, United States
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Moody Mansion is the home of W L Moody and his family. Moody was one of the most important business men of the first half of the 20th Century (But I as a istory teacher had never heard of him before I came to Galveston). His home is beautiful & very interesting. The house survived the Huricane of 1900.

2 Thank Peter A
Rogers, Arkansas, United States
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I thought it was beautiful and I loved walking through the home, admiring the beauty of a time that has faded away. There are really long recordings to listen to for each room that became, well, boring. I enjoyed walking through and doing my own thing. To each their own though! My daughter enjoyed it too. For $10 an adult... More 

2 Thank Jessica E
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

The house was very nice, quite typical of that era, decorated in that style. You could tell the owners were extremely rich and influential in the Galveston area.

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