Completed in 1906, the McFaddin-Ward House stands as a testament to the Spindletop Oil Boom of 1901. Rancher W.P.H. McFaddin and his wife, Ida, aquired the house after a revolutionary oil gusher blew in on land they owned in Beaumont. The petrochemical industry as we know it today was born. The McFaddin's Beaux Arts/Colonial-style home 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.