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Local Art Galleries/Museums

Fire Museum of Texas​​ - The Fire Museum of Texas first opened in 1984 and has been endorsed by the Texas State Fireman & Fire Marshals' Association since 1986 as the state fire museum.

Spindletop Gladys City Boomtown Museum - In the years since its dedication in 1976, over one-half million people have visited Gladys City. The museum provides many services to the public, including school tours, adult group tours, teachers' workshops, and historical information for research.

The Southeast Texas Arts Council (SETAC) - The Southeast Texas Arts Council (SETAC) is dedicated to serving the Arts and Humanities in Jefferson, Hardin, and Orange Counties in Texas. We are a non-profit organization that relies upon your support to carry out our mission.

Dishman Art Galleries - Located on the campus of Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, the Dishman Art Museum serves as a "teaching facility" which, since its dedication in 1983, has had a positive effect on the quality of education at Lamar.

Beaumont Community Players - Beaumont Players (BCP) ​has been in existence for over seventy-five years, entertaining audiences with professional quality plays and musicals that range from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Neil Simon.

Beaumont Art League - The Beaumont Art League has a 63 year history of serving the Southeast Texas community. Started by a small group of dedicated artists, the BAL has grown into a large local art organization.

John J. French Historic House & Museum - The John Jay French Museum demonstrates the life of a prosperous Texas pioneer family from 1845-1865.

The Art Studio - The Art Studio, Inc. was founded as a non-profit corporation in December, 1983 by artists to encourage other artists to practice their disciplines in Southeast Texas.

McFaddin-Ward House - The McFaddin-Ward House was built in 1905-06 in the striking and distinctive Beaux-Arts Colonial style. The structure and its furnishings reflect the lifestyle of the prominent family who lived in the house for seventy-five years.

Edison Museum - Explore the largest collection of Thomas Edison's inventions west of the Mississippi, including many original inventions, inside the historic Travis Street Station.

Art Museum of Southeast Texas - Permanent collection of paintings, sculpture, and mixed media. Traveling exhibits; folk art. No admission fee.


Battleship Texas State Historic Site - Minutes from downtown Houston, visitors experience history first hand though living history at the San Jacinto Battle ground and Battleship Texas.


Local Attractions

​​Beaumont Civic Center & Parks - Beaumont Civic Center Complex, 701 Main Street, Beaumont, Texas 77701.

City of Beaumont - City of Beaumont, Texas - Home page - lists parks and local attractions.

Pleasure Island - Port Arthur's Pleasure Island, an 18.5 mile long man-made body of land, extends from the mouth of the Neches River on the northwest to the Sabine Causeway on the southeast, and is surrounded by Sabine Lake and the Sabine Neches Intercostal Waterway.

Texas Parks & Wildlife - Sea Rim Park - Acquired by purchase from Planet Oil and Mineral Corporation and Horizon Sales Corporation in 1972, Sea Rim Park opened to the public in 1977. Sea Rim refers to that portion of the Gulf shoreline where marsh grasses meet the surf.

Sabine Outdoors - Come aboard Sabine Outdoors Fishing Charters with Captain Chris Phillips and enjoy some of the finest inshore, offshore, light tackle or trolling the Texas Gulf Coast has to offer.

Cattail Marsh - This area of the Golden Triangle Audubon Society website, is dedicated to a running bird count for Cattail Marsh and the surrounding area of Tyrrell Park, Jefferson County, Texas.

South Texas State Fair - The South Texas State Fair is held every March in Beaumont, Texas. In addition to rides and fair food, the South Texas State Fair also hosts a rodeo, a livestock and poultry show, a school art show, a quilt show and an open photography contest.

Motorama Speedway - Motorama Speedway (formerly Speedway 90) is a 1/4 mile, gumbo-clay oval. Banked turns add to the traction and speed of the cars as they head down the straight aways.

Ford Park - Located near Clifton Steamboat Museum, the Ford Park Arena regularly hosts events.

Boy Scouts

​​Three Rivers Boy Scout Association - Three Rivers Council BSA - A Great Place for Scouting! Serving Chambers, Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Newton, Orange, Polk, San Jacinto, and Tyler Counties.

National Eagle Scout Association - NESA is a fellowship of men who have achieved the Eagle Scout rank and who desire using their efforts and influence toward forming the kind of young men America needs for leadership.

Boy Scouts of America - The National Council of the Boy Scouts of America supports more than 300 local councils that provide quality youth programs, including Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting and Venturing.

Museum Sponsors


Metal Forms LTD - METALFORMS, Inc. has a well-earned reputation for turning work around in half the time of other fabricators. Located near Clifton Steamboat Museum.

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