I was able to tour Moody Mansion several years ago while stopping in Galveston before hopping on a corporate cruise to Mexico. I planned a couple of extra days in Texas to explore the thin spit of land hugging the shoreline on the Gulf of Mexico.
When I travel, two of my tourist “musts” is to spend time appreciating the area architecture and to learn about the local history. Moody Mansion fulfilled both those requirements in a tour of the 1895 built mansion.
After surviving the deadly hurricane of 1900, the Moody family purchased the home and lived there until 1986. Since then, it has opened for public tours, with guides weaving historic facts amongst rooms restored to their previous glory.