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McFaddin-Ward House Museum

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Address: 1906 Calder St, at Third Street, Beaumont, TX 77701-1517
Phone Number: 14098322134
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1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Sat 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Beaux-Arts Colonial-style home and its furnishings reflect the...

The Beaux-Arts Colonial-style home and its furnishings reflect the lifestyle of the prominent family who lived in the house for seventy-five years. Today, the museum offers tours of the home, carriage house, and gardens, as well as year-round events and programming. Through education and community outreach, the museum reaches a wide range of audiences. From school tours and internship opportunities to educational lectures and activities, the McFaddin-Ward House Museum offers something for everyone. Reservations are highly recommended. Docent-led tours are offered Tuesday through Friday at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. for $5 per person. On Saturdays tours are offered at 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. for $5 per person. Sundays feature a free first-floor tour. Call for tour details and reservations.

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Stunning!

Beautiful stained glass in almost every room! Worth way more than $5! Be aware that tours are 10:30, 1:30 and 2:30 on Saturday. The website says 12:30. They won't let you touch... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Shreveport, Louisiana
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Shreveport, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful stained glass in almost every room! Worth way more than $5! Be aware that tours are 10:30, 1:30 and 2:30 on Saturday. The website says 12:30. They won't let you touch stuff and you have to stay on the runners.

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Beaumont, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful old home kept in pristine condition. Very knowledgeable docents do the tours. Christmas is especially magical here with holiday teas and photo ops. Check for the special events such as picture days and other events centered around the holidays.

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Seminole
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

While visiting a friend in Beaumont, I decided to check out the McFadden-Ward house close to downtown Beaumont. What a jewel of a home right in the heart of the city. Built in 1905 this fine home gives you a good look back into a way of life at the turn of the century and the beginning of the oil... More 

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Katy, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

The tour was very informative. They encourage you ask questions. You learn of the lives of the McFaddin-Ward and their hired help. The house is very well preserved and has all originals artifacts. It makes you feel as if you are part of the family history. There is a small admission fee of $5. they have lockers and you cannot... More 

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livingston, tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

Very impressive, historic home; beautifully preserved! Staff is very knowledgeable. One feels as if they are personally acquainted with the McFaddin-Ward family by the end of the tour. A must see! Well worth the five dollar fee!

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Thank campruby
Port Arthur, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Love, love, love this mansion and tour. It takes you back to a time of ladies and gentlemen. You'll love stepping back in time.

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Thank sarakelley62
KarenHChapman, Public Relations Manager at McFaddin-Ward House Museum, responded to this review

We smile every time someone loves the house as much as we do. You get it! Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It helps others make the decision to visit. Come back again! Karen Chapman, Public Relations McFaddin-Ward House More 

Lumberton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

The tours are so informative & casual. The guides know everything about this home & the McFaddin family. The Christmas tour is my favorite. The grounds are gorgeous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

We totally enjoyed the tour and our guides; very detail oriented, answered questions well, and we appreciate the small group size. Would recommend to everyone!!

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Oro Valley, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

In Beaumont's rash of historic preservation, celebrating it's oil and timber past, this Beaux-Arts mansion sets the standard. Admiring docents give a forceful description of "Miz Mamie", who moved in age 12, expected her newly-wed husband to live w/ the folks( poor guy never left) and dominated Beaumont society for 4 decades. Far-sightedly, she set up a trust to preserve... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

When asked what I should check out, the McFaddin-Ward house was the top of the list. I was not disappointed. They recommend booking in advance for the guided tours, which i did not have a chance to do, but was kindly worked into the next tour. Pictures are not allowed, which is too bad because they have amazing things inside,... More 

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KarenHChapman, Public Relations Manager at McFaddin-Ward House Museum, responded to this review

WOW! Thanks for the kind words, Dree411! You are welcome back anytime. More 

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