Welcome to the Moody Mansion! This historic residential building is located on Broadway Street in Galveston and features a unique 'turn of the century splendor' that is open for the public to tour today.
First built in 1895, this 31 room Romanesque Mansion was designed by architect William H. Tyndall. It is 30,000 square feet, 4 stories, and features many original furnishings. It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1994. Today you and your group can tour 20 rooms 'that depict the home life of a powerful Texas family', the Moodys. The Moodys established one of the great American financial empires, one that was based on cotton. Their empire grew to ranching, banking, railroad, newspapers, insurance, hotels, and more, their name certainly a lasting one here in Galveston and in Texas in general.
You will have three basic choices for tours during your visit, including the following:
1. The Moody Family Audio Tour, which includes the memories of the house
voiced by living Moody family members.
2. The Mary Moody Northen Audio Tour, voiced by an actress as if she
is Mary Moody giving you a tour of her house.
3. The All-Access Guided Tour, with a tour guide taking guests to
rooms of the house not normally open to the public.
Whichever tour you choose, it will be easy to why Travel Channel has named this one of the most famous historic houses open for tours in the nation!