5955 Walden Road
Beaumont, TX 77707
Phone: (409) 840-6001
Fax: (409) 840-6002
Arts & Museums
Exhibits at this museum including etchings, watercolors, prints, and sculptures by well known artists, as well as several Norman Rockwell prints, Texas history exhibits, and local history exhibits including models and artifacts of wooden ships. The Clifton Steamboat Museum Complex is a beautiful meeting place and entertainment facility for groups up to 650. Tours, programs, and special events are available for all ages, including school children, senior citizens, and everyone in between. The museum is available by appointment only.
This beautiful colonial mansion was built in the early 20th century by Texas oil and cattle pioneers, Perry and Ida McFaddin. Designed by one of Beaumont's first educated architects, it includes 12,500 square feet of space with sweeping porches, large white columns, fine furnishings and valuable antiques. The Colonial Revival style was equipped with many modern comforts for this early period of the century. Daughter Mamie set up a museum foundation to preserve the family's history and heirlooms for future generations to enjoy. Call for information about special events and group rates. Guided tours are offered throughout the day.
A collection of weaponry and other paraphernalia used by Beaumont police, including some confiscated from the city's crime element, is on display.
A wide array of art exhibitions are on display at this museum that also offers family workshops, classes, lectures, after school programs, a children's computer lab, and a restaurant. A number of events are held here throughout the year including festivals, special events, music, and live performances.
A variety of colorful exhibitions depicting the story of Texas oil are displayed at this museum that features talking robotic figures telling the stories of early oilfield life. You'll learn about petroleum geology, energy, and science through the wonderful interactive exhibits at this museum.
Spindletop is the spot where oil was first discovered in the state of Texas. The Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum is a tribute to this discovery which was the catalyst in turning Texxas into the state it is today with its rich oil fields. The museum has a replica of the gusher on Spindletop as well as the oil derricks there which were made of wood. Sometimes, the museum switched it on so that a jet of water shoots upwards, commemorating the similar occurrence in Spindletop.
Featuring the largest fire hydrant in the country, this unique museum is the Official Fire Museum of Texas and features a large collection of fire equipment and memorabilia.
The largest collection of Thomas A. Edison artifacts west of the Mississippi are housed at this museum that is one of the few electric industry museums in the south. Reservations are recommended.
Showcasing the works of local area artists, this art venue offers an array of traveling exhibits on display and a variety of art shows. Classes and tours are also available.
A large variety of artists that represent almost every city and town with a 20 or 30 mile radius of Jefferson and Orange counties are showcased at this museum. A display and reception in the main gallery is held each month, as well as a monthly Sunday event that includes live entertainment.
Take a short drive down the Gulf Coast and you will find this beautiful mural-walled museum that has been open since 1994. Depicting local history from the age of the dinosaurs to present-day bird watchers, the museum offers attractions to please all ages and interests. Texas was admitted into the Union as the 28th state in 1845 and one of the rare original drafts of this historic document is proudly on display. Other special exhibits include paintings, artifacts, sculptures, Sabine Pass Civil War souvenirs, a musical history room and a Legends of Government room.
A Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, this authentic turn-of-the-century home, built by J.O. Sims, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This two-story home, made of prime native pine with a finished attic, balustrade porches, five fireplaces, and a slate roof, is filled with period furnishings, artifacts, and early Texas history rotation exhibits that depict the typical upper-middle-class home from the turn-of-the-century through the 1940's.