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The John Jay French house, built in 1845, is one of the oldest surviving houses in Beaumont. It is also one of the first houses in Beaumont built with two stories, using milled lumber. The John Jay French Museum demonstrates the life of a prosperous Texas pioneer family from 1845-1865. The historic pioneer settlement, built by John Jay French, tanner and merchant, is filled with antique furnishings, clothing and pioneer household utensils. Outbuildings on the grounds include a blacksmith shop, tannery, privy and smokehouse. Hours: Tues. - Fri. 10:00 am - 3:00 pm; Sat. 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Admission: $1 to $3.

Christmas Tour

December 5, 2015

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Free admission.

  • The Chambers House
  • 2240 Calder Avenue
  • Beaumont, TX 77701
  • (409) 832-4010
  • Visit Website
The Beaumont Heritage Society will once again extend a warm welcome to the public by hosting a Christmas open house where visitors can see the historic Chambers House decorated for the holidays with ...more