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2618 Broadway Avenue J

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Historic Homes/Mansions, Sightseeing Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
3.9

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  • 4.0Value
  • 4.0Facilities
  • 3.5Atmosphere

Moody Mansion is a 28,000-square-foot estate, which was home to the Moody family, one of the Lone Star State's most eminent entrepreneurs. Visitors can tour 20 rooms across the four-floor home, which are filled with the furniture and curios collected by the family over their 86 years of living there.

Recent visitors said they learned a lot about one of Texas' most influential families, as well as the architecture of the time, through the audio tours of the mansion. However, others wished that the whole home was on view, not just the first and second floors. 

Moody Mansion is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, though the ticket office closes at 4 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults and $6 for students 6 and older; kids 5 and younger enter for free. The cost for a "Behind the Scenes" tour of the mansion is $30, and it starts at 4 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. You can't miss the large estate, which rises elegantly on Broadway Avenue. For more information, visit Moody Mansion's website

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Stewart Beach is one of the most popular strips of sand in Galveston, and with its host of beachside amenities, it's no wonder. There are lifeguards, restrooms, showers, concession stands, chair and umbrella rentals – and even a playground for kids. Recent visitors appreciated this beach's large parking lot and loads of amenities, as well as the beach's proximity to Pleasure Pier

Stewart Beach sits where Broadway Avenue and the Seawall intersect. From March through May and during September and October, parking costs $10 between Monday and Friday and $12 on the weekends. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, parking costs $12 between Monday and Friday and $15 on the weekends. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, the beach welcomes visitors from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the week and from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the weekends. From March to May and September to October, beach bums are welcome to visit between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. during the week and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the weekends. Keep in mind that this family-friendly beach prohibits alcohol. For more information, visit Galveston's convention and tourism website

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