The Museum

  • Volunteer Docent-Led Tours
  • Year-Round Events
  • Carriage House and Gardens
  • Popular Lecture Series
  • Community Outreach Programs
  • Historical Archives Open to the Public
  • Seasonal Exhibits

Tour Information

  • Guided Tours: $5 per person
  • Military Personnel: Free
  • Children must be 8 years and older to take the tour
  • Large Group Tours will be suspended January - June 2018 during the reconstruction of our front porch

Get Involved

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

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Step Back in Time…

    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.

    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.