The Chambers House

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The Chambers House
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Built in 1906 by a local lumberman, the house was sold to the Chambers family in 1914. C. Homer and Edith Fuller Chambers moved into the home with their two young daughters, Ruth, 11 and Florence, 16 months old. The family cherished this home for the rest of their lives. While the Chambers daughters did go off to college, a fairly unusual occurrence in those days, both returned home and never married. Few changes occurred to the house or it's furnishings in nearly 90 years of Chambers family occupancy. The collection inside contains nearly all of the original family furniture and artifacts, most dating to a 1924 remodel. Very little was thrown away and they rarely purchased anything new. A truly unique tour awaits anyone wishing to see how an upper middle class family lived life during the 1920’s through 1940’s time period.
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Brenda D
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Feb 2022 • Couples
My husband and I had been wanting to tour this house for a long time. We toured here on Saturday February 25th 2022 and we are so glad we did, we had the honor of having the most delightful docent, her name was Sophia. She was wonderful, very knowledgeable and a ton of fun. We highly recommend touring the Chambers House in Beaumont, it's a beautiful house with rich history opening ones eyes into life during that time.
Written March 10, 2022
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Vitakar
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Jan 2022 • Couples
We visited Chambers House Museum on a Saturday, and had a great time with docent Sophia! She had lots of information about the house and the family. Built in 1906, and renovated in 1924, no other changes were made to the house or furnishings by the Chambers family in almost 100 years. This house includes all of the original family furniture and artifacts.
Written January 23, 2022
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José Luis C
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Family
Our guide, Sophia, was so passionate in her tour that a bit more than an hour seemed like minutes. Even though we interrupted her lunch she opened the house and answered all of our questions. She also recommended us a lot of great places in the area which we are enjoying so much. A must visit in my opinion.
Written June 9, 2022
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Lynda Russell
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May 2022 • Couples
We loved the entire tour ! Our docent, Sophia, was wonderful, very informed & so pleasant. We enjoyed every minute of the interior of the Chambers home & the beautiful grounds outside. Sophia was able to bring the place to life with a glimpse into the family's lives. We would highly recommend this tour. Absolutely delightful !!! 😊
Written May 23, 2022
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PhillipNelson
Tunis, Tunisia125 contributions
Jan 2017 • Couples
This is a gem of a house ! It is big enough to be fascinated by a wide range of rooms and artifacts that enable one to absorb the history and personality of the family who lived here, but not so big as to be overwhelming. Our guide was positively bursting with authentic enthusiasm for the house and its history, and made my Dad and I feel truly welcome. Highly recommended for a taste of what life used to be like in Beaumont.
Written January 8, 2017
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CushyCouple
Freeport, FL577 contributions
Feb 2014 • Couples
Beaumont’s history included not only the Chambers Family – FAMOUS -- but also my husband’s family – NOT SO FAMOUS – except to me! Although the hospital is demolished where my husband was born back in the early 1940s, the Chambers house is still there and it is a TRUE Museum treasure!

This house is the story of the Chambers sisters Ruth & Florence who moved into the house in 1914 – and never left! In fact, no one saw the inside of the house until Florence passed away in 2004! It’s filled with personal items of the sisters from furniture and toys to checkbooks for every check they ever wrote! Our guide showed us the inside of a stairway leading to the 3rd floor (not open) and we saw the actual condition of the house’s wallpaper as it was in 2004! It gave me the chills!

Our guide was also kind enuf to check the 1940s Beaumont phonebook – with cotton gloves, of course – to see if she could find my husband’s family listing. Nope, must have had a “private line”; a "party line" or none at all. Do y'all remember a"party line"?

If you want to experience a truly remarkable step back in time, then make time to tour the Chambers house!
Written July 31, 2014
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Don C
Fritz Creek, AK548 contributions
Oct 2012 • Couples
Built in 1906 and lived in from 1914 to 2004 by the same family this house is not like the normal restoration. It wasn't updated much past the 50's so it appears to be stuck in time. Really interesting to visit a house from this era and hear the stories of it's residents. Don't miss this house!
Written November 5, 2012
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Angela J
Shreveport, LA164 contributions
Aug 2016 • Family
Really cool place to see and hear the history. It's very close to the McFadden house, so try to do both!
Written August 28, 2016
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bkminter
Palestine, TX49 contributions
Mar 2014 • Couples
There are larger, grander homes to see, but the history of the Chambers House was great! A family, pretty much average, lived in this home; two sisters, many years apart in age, maybe 12 year or so. The girls were so spoiled by their Dad, they decided to stay home....forever! They both went to college and earned teaching certificates, but returned home and never used their degrees. Eventually, the parents passed away and the girls stayed there. They never changed anything...none of the décor of the home, not even their parents room!
Eventually making millions in the stock market, they could have done anything they wanted with the house, but they never even made repairs.
It's a very interesting place!
Written July 23, 2014
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TravelingforFunTexas
Texas265 contributions
We took a tour during Christmas break, and what a wonderful museum. Not only is it over 100 years old, but the Chambers family saved so much of their original belongings that it makes the home come to life! Kitchen supplies, toys, Christmas stockings and ornaments, makeup compacts, tin bandaid containers, soap, postcards, art supplies...you name it. Enjoyed learning about their family, lifestyle, and modest ways. It has been beautifully preserved by the Heritage Society as a Beaumont historical home. The guided tour took about 1 hr, and the staff is very friendly. I would definitely recommend to locals (it just opened in the past few yrs) or out of town visitors. Admission pricing: $3 adults, $2 senior, $1 students. It's open Tues-Sat. We took our Kindergartener who had a great education with us monitoring closely, though I would not recommend bringing small children. Parking is free, plentiful, and located in the back of the home.
Written December 30, 2013
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The Chambers House is open:
  • Tue - Fri 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tue - Sat 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Tue - Sat 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM