The Gladewater Museum
The Gladewater Museum
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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The Gladewater Museum displays tell the story of Gladewater and the surrounding areas from the early settlement days through the 1930's and beyond.
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Brandy03m
Gladewater, TX19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
We finally stopped in one day after passing by for several years. I couldn't believe we hadn't been sooner!! The wonderful women were very knowledgeable and polite. Even my kids enjoyed it.
Written June 17, 2018
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Escargo1
Albuquerque40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Family
This is a very well-curated museum featuring great photographs and artifacts from local history. Especially fascinating is the oil boom of the early 1930s when the town experienced explosive growth and thousands of oil derricks formed the skyline. Elvis was once a visitor early in his career, so there's an exhibit featuring him and other early 50s musicians. Our very pleasant docent provided a thorough and informative tour.
Written May 30, 2017
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2wheel-navigator
New Braunfels, TX133 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Friends
So glad we stopped in as the ladies working there were friendly, and extremely knowledgeable about their city. They brought the city to life with their interesting narrative.
Written May 11, 2021
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Kristy F
280 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Family
This is a nice & interesting museum. The only museum I've ever been to where they encourage you to pick up & look at things - that was awesome! The lady who gave us the tour was super sweet & gave my daughter a free bear & pencil. She let my daughter type her name on the old typewriter & showed her how to use a rotary phone lol
Great quick stop if you're in the area.
Written April 14, 2018
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G0ldengirl58
Longview, TX25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Friends
Very knowledgeable people to guide you around. Everything from oil boom to Elvis Presley history. Located in downtown so close to good places to eat. Pleasant place to spend a couple of hours
Written August 8, 2017
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trumbull2016
Houston, TX3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Solo
While Gladewater may be known as a oil boom town, there is so much more! Visit and learn about this great gem in East Texas.
Written June 21, 2016
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BubbersLongview_
Longview,100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Friends
The men and women of Gladewater have put together a great history of their city in this museum. Photographs are excellent. The staff is very friendly and helpful. One lady opened for me during their closed days and walked me through the place. Really worth the trip.
Written March 1, 2016
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meformby
Gladewater, TX89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Couples
The staff at the museum have done a great job of gathering and organizing a great collection of photos and memorabilia going back to the the birth of Gladewater with emphasis on the oil boom.
Written August 22, 2015
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texasrepublichistory
Dallas, TX632 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Solo
I was lucky to have a guided tour by the Director, Mrs. Roddy. She and the staff have done a great job collecting old pictures and postcards for the 1930's and creating interesting and informative displays covering local history, the East Texas Oil Boom, Capt. Manuel T. "Lone Wolf" Gonzaullas and the Texas Rangers, and a special exhibit on Elvis Presley and Gladewater. I had a great time and look forward to visiting again. Recommended as part of a visit to the "Antique Capitol of East Texas".
Written July 28, 2015
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