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 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.
W.L Moody Jr. bought the home from the heirs of the original owners soon after the great hurricane of 1900. Mr. and Mrs. Moody and their four children celebrated the first of more than eighty Christmas seasons in the house in December of that year.
The house remained home for Moody family members until 1986. Today, its rooms are filled with the furnishings and personal effects of the family.
The philanthropic legacy of the Moody family of Galveston is carried on today by the Moody Foundation and the Mary Moody Northen Endowment. Both charitable foundations are major forces in health care, education, historic preservation, and the arts. The Moody Foundation has developed spectacular Moody Gardens on the west end of the city.
Tours at 4pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday. $25 per person. Call for reservations, (409)762-7668.
Moody Mansion offers a unique setting for your party, wedding, luncheon, dinner or business meeting. The elegance of the ballroom, the adjacent front hall and covered porches provides an enchanting setting for your special event. The newly landscaped grounds and antique brick patio add additional space for a garden wedding and reception or more casual gatherings. Call (409)762-7668 for pricing and details.
Hours of Operation
Open Daily 10am - 5pm. Ticket office closes at 4pm; guests may continue their self-guided audio tours until 5pm.
Note: Hours may be seasonal and subject to change.