Tour the 1895 Moody Mansion and the 1892 Bishop’s Palace together by purchasing a “Broadway Beauties” package at checkout!
PLEASE NOTE: The 1895 Moody Mansion will be closed on New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
Restored to its turn of the century splendor, this 28,000 square-foot, four-story Galveston historic home was completed in 1895. The home has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the Interior since 1994 and a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark since 1967.
Today, guests visit 20 rooms on a tour that depicts the home life of a wealthy Texas family. W.L Moody Jr. bought the Galveston Broadway mansion from the heirs of the original owners soon after the Great Galveston Storm of September 8, 1900. It was designed by British architect William H. Tyndall and decorated by the world-famous interior design firm of Pottier & Stymus of New York. The house remained home for Moody family members until 1983, when Hurricane Alicia caused major damage. After extensive repair and restoration, Moody Manion opened as a house museum in 1991. 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.
ABOUT MOODY MANSION AND GALVESTON HISTORICAL FOUNDATION
In 2022, Moody Mansion contracted with Galveston Historical Foundation to oversee online ticketing, on-site sales, and retail services. While the 1895 Moody Mansion is owned and overseen by the Mary Moody Northen Endowment, this partnership allows a wider audience to appreciate two of Galveston’s most notable Broadway residences, Moody Mansion, and the 1892 Bishop’s Palace. Galveston Historical Foundation is one of the nation’s largest local preservation organizations. Over the last 50 years, the foundation has expanded its mission to encompass community redevelopment, public education, historic preservation advocacy, maritime preservation, and stewardship of historic properties.
The 1895 Moody Mansion is committed to making its programs and historic site special needs accessible, and has a small elevator available for guests with wheelchairs or walkers. Check with our staff on arrival and they will make arrangements for the elevator’s operation.