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.For McFaddin-Ward House Museum and beyond, use our Beaumont itinerary planning website to get the most from your Beaumont vacation.
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.
◾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.
McFaddin-Ward House Museum reviews
The women who run the museum are truly the gems of the experience. First, we were greeted warmly at the door and personally shown around the first exhibits with a perfect balance of heart felt...
The women who run the museum are truly the gems of the experience. First, we were greeted warmly at the door and personally shown around the first exhibits with a perfect balance of heart felt... more »
Salt and pepper shakers look like birds the petrified rat just knowing that the house was old and preserved everything in it was interesting just being able to look back at that era of time and...
Salt and pepper shakers look like birds the petrified rat just knowing that the house was old and preserved everything in it was interesting just being able to look back at that era of time and... more »
I had a chance to visit the McFaddin-Ward House Museum and I loved the experience. Admission to this museum is FREE. The attendants at the museum were very knowledgeable and helpful. The security guard at the house was a wealth of information and was very thorough in his explanations of the property. This museum tells the history of the McFaddins who made their name in Beaumont. This museum is also not for children under 8, as there are many original pieces in the property.
What a beautiful home! And even the self guided tour which only gets you the 1st floor and the carriage house, was an amazing thing to see and free! I will be back for the docent tour which will get you all 3 floors and the carriage house, free as well. Merry Christmas!
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