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1 Day Tour - Sept 3, Oct 1, Nov 5, Dec 3, 2019
Availability : Sept 3, Oct 1, Nov 5, Dec 3, 2019
George R. Brown Convention Center
Beaumont, Texas
Max People : 12
Tour Details

How Spindletop helped create wealth and fame. This picturesque and beautifully preserved Texas town is an example of the amazing resilience of its citizens as they progressed from the rugged, rough and tumble lifestyle of the boomtown that developed around the first oil wells to the grace and luxury that marked subsequent generations as exemplified by the McFaddin-Ward House, our first stop in the tour.

Departure & Return Location

Depart George R. Brown Convention Center for Beaumont.

Departure Time

8:30AM

Itinerary

8:30AMDepart George R. Brown Convention Center for Beaumont.

Stop 1Arrive Beaumont

After a leisurely drive down Calder Avenue to view some of the lovely homes created from the oil wealth of Spindletop, we’ll stop to take a guided tour of the exquisite McFaddin-Ward home and Carriage House. Trained docents will share the fascinating stories about the house and family.

Stop 2Beaumont

Drive around downtown Beaumont to see some of the restored historic buildings including the Ho9tel Beaumont, the historic Cole Building, the Basilica and the Art Deco Courthouse.

Stop 3Beaumont

Relax for a delightful family-style lunch at the Beaumont Art Museum. Take time to visit the art galleries and the latest exhibits on display.

Stop 4Drive over to the Gladys City Boomtown

A dozen original and restored buildings have been gathered here to replicate the life and times of the early wildcatters. You’ll have time to explore the many displays and exhibits that showcase the early days of Beaumont.

Stop 5Beaumont

Stop in at the best coffee shop and bakery this side of the Mississippi. We’ll take time to relax over coffee and pastries before we start back for Houston.

5:00PMHead Home

Return to George R. Brown Convention Center.

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