When you look at old photos of Galveston’s main thoroughfare, Broadway Avenue, it’s filled with gorgeous mansions that showcase the wealth of Galveston at the turn of the century. One of these stately mansions is The Moody Mansion, 2618 Broadway. We asked their staff for the five things not to miss during your tour.
Five things not to miss at Moody Mansion:
1. New audio tour format. The Children's Tour is told by an actress portraying Mary Moody Northen sharing her story about growing up in this wonderful house.
2. The stained glass window is positioned so the west sun comes through it in the afternoon. Created by an unknown artist it pictures a classically dressed family and proclaims "Welcome Ever Smiles."
3. A new exhibit of Mrs. Northen's Native American artifact collection showcases baskets, pots, Kachina dolls and silver jewelry purchased during her travels.
4. The 1895 house was originally lit by gasoliers, a combination of gas and electric fixtures. The original fixtures are still in place.
5. In the garage, you’ll see three antique automobiles including Mrs. Northen's 1930 Dictator 8, that she drove until 1954.
The Moody Mansion is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children aged 6 and up. The last tour ticket is sold at 4 p.m.
Book your room at one of these Galveston hotels and plan your next vacation on the Texas Gulf Coast.
For a beach view with history, stay at Hotel Galvez & Spa. The hotel provides a courtesy shuttle to transport hotel overnight guests downtown.
For a stay in The Historic Strand District, book your stay at The Tremont House.
Or if you want to enjoy of view of the harbor and the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA, consider Harbor House Hotel & Marina at Pier 21.