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McFaddin-Ward House Museum

1906 Calder St, Beaumont, TX 77701-1517
+1 409-832-2134
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Special mansion with original furnishings

I enjoyed everything: Visitor Center with film and rotating exhibition, one-hour tour, garden and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jill C
Combine great food with a lovely house visit

We visited the McFaddin Ward House passing through Beaumont. The house contains lovely... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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The Beaux-Arts Colonial-style house and its furnishings reflect the lifestyle of the prominent rancher's family who struck oil at Spindletop and made it their home for seventy-five years. Today, the museum offers docent-led tours of the house for guests 8-years and older, self-guided tours of the carriage house and gardens, as well as year-round events and programming. Through education and community outreach, the museum reaches a wide range of audiences. From school tours and internship opportunities to educational lectures and activities, the McFaddin-Ward House Museum offers something for everyone. Reservations are highly recommended. Docent-led tours are offered Tuesday through Friday at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. for $5 per person. On Saturdays tours are offered at 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. for $5 per person. Sundays feature a free first-floor tour from 1:00 to 3:00. Call for tour details and reservations.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1906 Calder St, Beaumont, TX 77701-1517
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Reviewed yesterday

I enjoyed everything: Visitor Center with film and rotating exhibition, one-hour tour, garden and carriage house. The women in the visitor center were very eager to provide information about the House and family. The site is impeccably maintained due to a sizable endowment from the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the McFaddin Ward House passing through Beaumont. The house contains lovely collectibles and furniture from the late 1800's to the 1950's. The tour lasts exactly one hour (No more!) There are just a few tours daily so best to call ahead. Michael, our...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

My parents came down from Chicago to visit me in Houston. We drove to Beaumont to visit the McFaddin-Ward house built in 1905-1906. Carla was our excellent tour guide and took us through the house. The house is beautiful with all original furnishings. If you...More

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MamieHouse, Public Relations Manager at McFaddin-Ward House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

We are honored you drove from Houston to bring your parents to our house. We don't get many visitors from the big city, but when we do, they are usually blown away by our hidden gem. Do come back; with each docent comes a different...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

The house is beautiful, the grounds are perfect, well kept, the tours are magnificent, this will bring you into the early 1900s, you would love to take a tour of this beautiful family home from back in the day.

1  Thank Hampton3795
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Beautiful home and fascinating tour. Well worth the visit to see the lifestyle of the extravagantly wealthy during the oil boom years.

1  Thank Melissa Z
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

Such an amazingly beautiful home! It is a very large dominate home that was wonderful to see. They offer tours and also you can walk the outside grounds if you are pressed for time. The architecture is breathtaking. A very inviting place!

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MamieHouse, Public Relations Manager at McFaddin-Ward House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2018

Thank you so kindly. We are delighted to have guests who appreciate the house's beauty and history as we do!

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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

The tour was great, but he reason I can’t give it a five star is because of the following reasons: (1) Certain areas of the house are restricted and we cannot go in them. Therefore, there were questions left after the tour. (2) The second...More

1  Thank CesarKim B
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

Very interesting and beautiful home. Most of the contents of the home are original to the home and family, and they are amazing. Even the horses lived like kings. A great look into the lives of the affluent in the early 1900"s.

Thank connie w
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

Original old house of Beaumont's founders. Period furnishings, books, pictures, etc. Excellent docent guides who know their stuff and can answer questions.

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Make sure to visit this beautiful home when you are in town. Learn about one of the most influential families and how they played a very important role in our local community.

Thank julianlightfoot
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