Moody Mansion & Museum


One of the grandest mansions on the island, dating from 1895, this 28,000-sq-ft home still shines with the splendor of Galveston's heyday as an American boomtown. Self-guided audio tours take in 20 rooms of original family furnishings, and last about an hour.

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1. Ashton Villa

0.24 MILES

The Galveston Island Visitors Center occupies most of the ground floor of this 1858 Italianate villa, while the remainder is reserved for private events.

3. Garten Verein

0.44 MILES

Constructed in 1880 as a social club for the German residents of Galveston, the Garten Verein (garden club) dancing hall was once a center of the city's…

4. Bryan Museum

0.46 MILES

Housed in the 1895 Galveston Orphans' Home, this excellent museum displays documents and artifacts from the Bryan family's collection, covering state and…

5. Frost Bank

0.49 MILES

This 1874 bank building has undergone several name changes over the years, and the name on the marquee still belongs to the 1923 'United States National…

6. Galveston Railroad Museum


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7. Strand Historical District

0.58 MILES

Strolling the historic Strand District will give you an appreciation of Galveston's glory days in the late-19th century. Commercial horse-drawn carriages…

8. Galveston Arts Center


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