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McFaddin-Ward House Museum

1906 Calder St, Beaumont, TX 77701-1517
+1 409-832-2134
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Beautiful home

Beautiful home and great tour. There's events here from time to time and you can usually find the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lori G
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Lumberton, Texas
Must see

Wonderful experience and a step back in History. If your in Beaumont TX this is a must see... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
djthornsbury
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Louisville, Kentucky
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1906 Calder St, Beaumont, TX 77701-1517
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+1 409-832-2134
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful home and great tour. There's events here from time to time and you can usually find the information on the Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau website. The porch is so lovely to sit on and I can imagine a time when they sat on...More

Thank Lori G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful experience and a step back in History. If your in Beaumont TX this is a must see. Friendly guides and beautiful atmosphere.

Thank djthornsbury
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I live here. This is a large home of early Beaumont. It is beautifully furnished, and the third floor is a ballroom It hosts many events. Check their calender before you come to enjoy some of their interesting and fun events.

Thank Maude2014 H
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Visited the McFaddin-Ward House on August 23, 2017 and found the museum not only interesting but informative. Grounds well kept and staff knowledgeable on the family history. Tour guidance was quite nice. Well worth the experience and will do it again in the spring to...More

Thank lorettah359
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Amazing House! Well maintained in perfect condition fully furnished. Guide was informative and knowledgeable. Look forward to next visit.

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Great history of the house and the family who built it. Good history of the area. The house if great, and the tour included a self-guided tour of the carriage house. I remember our guide telling us a funny story of Mr. McFaddin buying the...More

Thank DisneyCandy
Reviewed 25 July 2017

The home and grounds are breathtaking. The tour is fabulous with information on the home and the surrounding area. Our guide was a young lady named Julianne, if you are are able to get her, you will be in for a treat. She was very...More

Thank bantwiler
Reviewed 19 July 2017

I feel previleged to have been in this house. The guide, Cathy, was super sweet and very informative as she described the family through each room of the house. It was a great experience from the entrance to the exit. My 8 year old boy...More

Thank Alicia M
Reviewed 15 July 2017

I'd like to say how my daughter and I found the volunteers and docents to be super nice. They were just amazing and so knowledgeable. The house itself is AWESOME--a glimpse into life in the 1920's through 1940's for this very interesting family. You can...More

Thank ladypr0f
Reviewed 29 June 2017

The house and the history is fantastic. They have taken great steps to preserve the grounds and belongings well, and the glimpse of the McFaddin-Ward family life is very interesting. The ladies that run the front office are another story. One made an incredibly derogatory...More

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KarenHChapman, Public Relations Manager at McFaddin-Ward House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

There is absolutely NO excuse for rude behavior. None. I am extremely sorry you experienced it when you visited our historic home. Believe me, this is NOT how we want to represent ourselves. I'm just grateful you were able to see past it and give...More

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