Welcome to The Clifton Steamboat Museum

Come visit our unique art galleries located in Southeast Texas.

The museum is currently closed due to flood damage.

 

Step back and relive the spirit of history featuring "Heroes...Past, Present, and Future," honoring our military and civilian heroes. The Clifton Steamboat Museum is located at 8727 Highway 124, Beaumont, Texas. Our museum consists of a spacious 24,000 square feet, two-story museum that is handicap accessible, and contains various exhibits that are sure to please individuals of all ages.

The galleries bring life to the Wars fought in Southeast Texas and Louisiana, as well as the Steamboat era, World War I, World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. The Clifton Steamboat Museum Upper art galleries feature original bronze sculptures, Native American artists, wildlife, and frontier paintings from famous artists. A special gallery in the museum is dedicated to the Boy Scouts with artifacts dating back before the 1960's.

Outside the museum is the 1938 tugboat, "Hercules," standing at 36 feet high, 22 feet wide and 92 feet long.

​Open Monday - Thursday from 10-1pm and by appointment. Please call (409) 842-3162 for more information regarding the Clifton Steamboat Museum.

The Clifton Steamboat Museum Complex is a beautiful meeting place and entertainment facility for groups up to 250.  Facilities are available to accommodate any type of party, seminar, meeting or reunion. For more information please click here or call (409) 842-3162.​