The Museum

  • Volunteer Docent-Led Tours
  • Year-Round Events
  • Carriage House and Gardens

Tour Information

  • Guided Tours: $5 per person
  • Military Personnel: Free
  • Children must be 8 years and older to take the tour

Get Involved

Become a docent at the McFaddin-Ward House! Opportunities for ages 13 and up.

Gift Shop

Visit our online shop for great books and gifts.


2017 Summer Camp Registration Begins May 1st

Our summer camp for kids is back for another year! Scheduled for July 25th-27th, this year’s theme, “Thoroughly Modern McFaddins” centers around the latest technology, methods, and devices available to the McFaddins when they started building their home in 1905. Join us as we learn about the “modern” conveniences of cooking on a wood stove, […]

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Step Back in Time…

    Completed in 1906, the McFaddin-Ward House stands as a testament to the Spindletop oil boom at the beginning of the last century. W.P.H. McFaddin was part owner of the land where the Lucas Gusher blew in which started the petroleum industry as we know it today. Shortly thereafter, he and his wife built their elegant home. The Beaux Arts/Colonial, with all its original furnishings, provides a glimpse of the lavish lifestyle of a family that lived there for more than 75 years.

    Reservations are strongly recommended for the guided tour of the house. Children must be at least eight years of age to take the guided tour.

    Tours By Appointment

    Tuesdays - Fridays ($5) 10 a.m./11 a.m./1:30 p.m./2:30 p.m.

    Saturdays ($5) 10:30 a.m./1:30 p.m./2:30 p.m.

    Sundays (free) first floor tours only from 1 - 3 p.m.

    To make a reservation or for more information, please call (409) 832-2134.