Galveston is graced with some of the most beautiful, old homes in the state! The Moody Mansion, built in 1895, is one of the grandest! It is open daily for self-guided tours of the home and grounds.
Around Texas you are likely to hear the name Moody. The wealthy family has been a philanthropic asset to the state. Knowing a little more about the family deepens your appreciation for this beautiful home.
The home was purchased by the Moody Family just following the Great Storm of 1900, and stayed in the family until 1986. A tour of the home is not just to view the architecture and furnishings, but also a peak into the life of a powerful Texas family at the turn of the century!
Our most recent visit was during a Girl’s Trip to Galveston!
On our last visit, I don’t think I even got my husband out of the garage.
At 28,000 square feet, the entire home is not on display, but most of it is. It is completely decorated.
An audio tour of the home gives you information about the home and the Moody’s lives, as the tour is told first person from the standpoint of several different family members, so each tour is a little unique.
If you are touring with children, keep a close eye on them, as many of the antiques are more valuable than my car
Know Before You Go
They do offer group and AAA discounts.
The basement of the Moody Mansion is also home to the Galveston Children’s Museum.
The guides, most of which are docents, are more than happy to tell you more information about the home, so don’t be shy! It really does have an incredible history!
For more information on historic homes in Galveston, visit Galveston Historic Home Tours.
Click HERE to read my post on more historic home tours around the state!
Things To Do in Galveston
East Beach is a great place to hang out with friends or family, hear live music, watch a volleyball tournament or just enjoy being on the beach, especially is you want a cold beer, as it’s the only beach on Galveston that allows alcohol!
I love so many restaurants in Galveston, but one of my new favorites is the Shark Shack on the Strand!
We stayed at this cute little cottage on VRBO, located on 39th and Ave Q 1/2. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a great kitchen and living area, and a big dining area. You know you’re an adult when having a washer and dryer on a beach vacation is really important to you.
2618 Broadway Ave J, Galveston
Click HERE to visit their website.
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