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McFaddin-Ward House Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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McFaddin-Ward House

The tour was very good. The docent was very knowledgeable & allowed us plenty of time for questions... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Melissa W
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Great Piece of History!

Myself and 2 friends visited today and we thoroughly enjoyed every part of the tour. The house is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
lizzyloo65
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Houston, Texas
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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...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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1906 Calder St, Beaumont, TX 77701-1517
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed April 24, 2012

This house is big and beautiful. Do not miss it.The guided tour took about 90 minutes and cost $3 for adults. If you take your phone, purse and/or camera with you, you will need to put those items in a keyed locker. The carriage house...More

5  Thank M J
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed June 29, 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

2  Thank Jason S
KarenHChapman, Public Relations Manager at McFaddin-Ward House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour was very good. The docent was very knowledgeable & allowed us plenty of time for questions & discussion of personal points of interest. The house makes quite a statement on the craftsmanship of the time.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and 2 friends visited today and we thoroughly enjoyed every part of the tour. The house is lovely with so many beautiful pieces and lots of historical facts! Our tour guide made it very interesting and shared all of the interesting details about the...More

Thank lizzyloo65
MamieHouse, Public Relations Manager at McFaddin-Ward House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so kindly for coming to visit and for taking the time to write this review. Nice guests like you make everything we do here worth it.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Home was the personal residence of the McFaddin-Ward family donated with full contents and grounds. Step back in time and visit the carriage house, servant living quarters, the interior and exterior of the home. A guide shows you throughout the home (all 3 stories) and...More

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MamieHouse, Public Relations Manager at McFaddin-Ward House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so kindly for your wonderful review on Trip Advisor. We are delighted you enjoyed your tour of the McFaddin-Ward House. With all the nice things you said, I'm wondering if you intended for us to have a 5 star rating rather than the...More

Reviewed August 30, 2018

McFadden-Ward House is worth the hour to hour and a half visit. The home is beautifully preserved and has all the original furnishings and decor from the 40's and have much more that is being added to displays each year. The private tour offers you...More

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Reviewed July 19, 2018

It is impossible to express fully the detailed beauty of this museum. The furniture, bedding, artwork, antique rugs, art glass windows, and turn of the century china table settings are only some of the overwhelming amount of wonderful items to see. The guided tour encompassed...More

Thank Raven2015
MamieHouse, Public Relations Manager at McFaddin-Ward House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2018

Our hearts are singing today, Raven2015! The McFaddin-Ward House is like our baby: WE think she's pretty, but is she really? Well, you just confirmed it, as others have. Let's sing it from the roof tops: COME FOR A VISIT! YOU WON'T BE SORRY! Thank...More

Reviewed July 12, 2018

We found this little gem through Trip Advisor, things to do in Beaumont, and because the group sizes are limited in number I emailed ahead to secure our party of four booking. the maximum group size is 8 I believe, as we were on a...More

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MamieHouse, Public Relations Manager at McFaddin-Ward House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2018

You just made our day. Thank you for stopping by and letting us share the home, its beauty and history. You could have gone anywhere else in Beaumont, but you chose us, and we are honored.

Reviewed July 10, 2018

Well worth the visit! The home is rich in history, and a great deal of work has gone into keeping the original looks and furnishing in the home. A great place to see and learn! Staff were kind, courteous and knowledgeable. Guided tours are offered...More

1  Thank ecskip
MamieHouse, Public Relations Manager at McFaddin-Ward House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2018

You are too kind. We are thrilled you loved the house; it's why the museum exists, for people just like you. Thank you for taking the time to write this beautiful review.

Reviewed July 7, 2018

If you are looking for excellence in restoration with original antique furnishings, have a love for Texas family history, and enjoy well informed docent tours then this is a must stop. Both Laura Assunto and Barbara Smith (Docent) are excellent. Don't miss the Carriage House...More

1  Thank jmurphy0601
Reviewed June 27, 2018

Very informative and friendly staff. Property is beautiful and very well cared for, interesting. There is a short historical video at the beginning. The tour of the main house is guided. You are free to tour the 'carriage house' behind the main house on your...More

1  Thank Miriam31789
MamieHouse, Public Relations Manager at McFaddin-Ward House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2018

So very happy you enjoyed yourself. Do come back some day.

Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

Well worth the visit. Admission is ridiculously cheap. Having a house museum with original furnishings in quite unusual. I've been in lots over my life and none can make the claim of every piece, dish, rug, etc being family property. Staff was friendly and inviting....More

Thank NMandBeyond
MamieHouse, Public Relations Manager at McFaddin-Ward House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2018

Oooh wow. What a beautiful review and true privilege it is to share our museum with someone who "gets" us. Do come back. Any time.

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Hello, They are not pet friendly, its a Museum and they do not allow pets
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