McFaddin-Ward House Museum, Beaumont

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The McFaddin-Ward House was built in 1905-1906. The Beaux-Arts Colonial style home and its furnishings reflect the lifestyle of the prominent family that 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.

Tours are offered Tuesday through Friday at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. for $3 per person. On Saturdays tours are offered at 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. for $3 per person. Sundays feature a free first-floor tour.

Call (409) 832-2134 for tour details and reservations.

Museum Policies

◾Tours are available for ages eight and up.

◾Tours are limited to groups no larger than eight, unless arranged in advance.

◾Eating, drinking, cell phone use, and smoking are not permitted.

◾Video/audio recording is not permitted.

◾Low, broad-heeled shoes are recommended to negotiate stairs. Spiked heels are not permitted in the museum as they damage the original flooring and rugs.

◾Photography is not permitted in the museum.

◾Though walk-ins are welcome, the museum cannot guarantee entry to guests without a reservation.

◾Purses, bags, and other items may not be carried into the museum. The museum offers complimentary lockers in the visitor center for belongings.
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  • We had such a wonderful time! The docents were so knowledgeable and did NOT mind that we asked questions. McFaddin-Ward House is literally in the next town over and I never took the time to visit...  more »
  • A beautiful place to visit. The docents were excellent Me and my sisters and friends (15) of us had a fabulous time. Our first visit even though it’s about 30 minutes from our home. Pretty part of.....  more »
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  • Very cool place. It's a really neat place to check out and learn a little bit about old Beaumont. We took the full tour, we were told it would be 45 min to 1 hour long. It took closer to 2 hours total. The staff was very friendly and happy to answer any questions. Both our tour guides were very informative. The property is extremely well taken care of, the house has a large array of items from the late 1800s to mid 1900s. The tour also covers the servants quarters. Not much to see but it is there. Overall a nice tour to take if you are either from the area or here looking for historical tours.
  • Very well kept landmark. Tour was good but long. About an hour and half. No pictures allowed. And you have to leave your purse in a locker so be prepared. We enjoyed all the info overall.

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