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Hidden Gem

We attended a birthday party with our family here and the museum was a wonderful addition. A lot of... read more

Reviewed July 21, 2018
Houston, Texas
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Hidden gem

I found this a very worthwhile location. The collection of art was astounding. The history and... read more

Reviewed April 4, 2018
Ruth M
Phoenix, Arizona
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8727 Fannett Rd, Beaumont, TX 77705
+1 409-842-3162
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Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

We attended a birthday party with our family here and the museum was a wonderful addition. A lot of Texas history and interesting collections of art. Very interesting collection about the Boy Scouts! If you are in Beaumont you should go. Very interesting and enjoyable...More

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SteamboatSarah, Manager at Clifton Steamboat Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2018

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Reviewed April 4, 2018

I found this a very worthwhile location. The collection of art was astounding. The history and collection of ship models through the ages was impressive. It was an interesting display of the areas events from the shipping and leisure travel view point.

Thank Ruth M
Reviewed January 15, 2018 via mobile

After hurricane Harvey destroyed the place she was originally suppose to have her wedding, this place was available and ended up being perfect!! Everything ran so smoothly and plenty of room for all! I was very impressed with the way things turned out!

1  Thank Kaybo09
Reviewed December 16, 2017

We visit Beaumont at least once a year to see the local museums. Just found the Clifton Steamboat Museum and visited. Museum has sections dedicated to was history from Civil war through Korea. Great memorabilia from each of these areas. Also sections dedicated to steamboat...More

Thank hanklucas
Reviewed September 7, 2017

. It is quite a complex. There is a real tugboat in the yard, a lot of statues, and there is a a dining room for private parties. The museum is two full stories high. It is very modern inside with an elevator. It has...More

Thank Maude2014 H
Reviewed July 21, 2017 via mobile

The museum is part of an event center. You would only notice it by the steamboat smokestacks out front. It houses the private collection of David Hearne of Beaumont, an engineer who had an eye for the exceptional in the areas of early Texas steamboats,...More

1  Thank Michael H
Reviewed December 8, 2016

This is museum is open by appointment only. We called in the morning and were able to visit that afternoon. There is a large tugboat outside and the engine from it is on display inside. There are a variety of exhibits. There are model ships...More

1  Thank David S
Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

It was a very nice place and we enjoyed seeing the art and world war exhibits. It would be great for people who like that sort of thing. It also had a Boy Scout exhibit. Some beautiful western art was all around also.

Thank Grant B
Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

We went for scout day. I never heard of it before. We were very pleasantly surprised about the size and amour of historical artifacts they had. I will definitely go again when we have more time to spend there.

Thank bighearttexas
Reviewed February 4, 2016

Once you visit the Clifton Steamboat Museum, you'll wonder why you didn't come earlier! The museum is HUGE and contains much, much more than steamboats so don't let the name fool you. Their Audubon collection is one of the best I've seen. Visit and you...More

Thank AmiK2
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