Beaumont, Texas.


Learn the fascinating history of how Spindletop helped create wealth and fame for these early settlers. 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 oilwells to the grace and luxury that marked subsequent generations as exemplified by the McFaddin-Ward House, our first stop in the tour.    

Price does not include tax or tips.


8:00 am –Depart from 1212 12th Street or option to pick up your group at your location. On the two-hour drive to beautiful Beaumont you will get a chance to learn about Texas early history and see the actual land that was crossed by Spaniards, Indians and settled by early Austin settlers.

Stop 1 –Once we reach Beaumont, we’ll take a leisurely drive down Calder Avenue to view some of the lovely homes created from the oil wealth of Spindletop.  At our first stop we’ll enjoy 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 2 –Relax for a delightful family-style lunch at the Historic Mildred Building.

Stop 3 –Drive around downtown Beaumont to see some of the restored historic buildings including the Terrell Library the Jefferson Theater, the Beaux Arts Hotel Beaumont, the historic Cole Building, the Basilica and the Art Deco Courthouse. We’ll stop at the Art Museum and have time to visit the Texas Energy museum.    

Stop 4 –Drive 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 a chance to explore the many displays and exhibits that showcase the early days of Beaumont.

Stop 5 –Stop in at RAO’s, 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.  

5:30 pm Return to Huntsville.


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tour Bus Included!

For your special occasions - 12 passenger, limo seating, party van with a dance pole! Cooler with cold water.


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Tour Start Date

April 8, 2022

Tour End Date

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Tour Type

One Day Tours

How Many Days

1 Days

Tour Location

Beaumont, TX

Bus Seating

8 - 12 People Total

Seats Available


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