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.
Things to Do
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Thursday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Friday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Admission: $1 - $3
General Information
  • Good for Groups:
  • Suggested Length of Visit: 1-2 hours
  • Restrooms:
  • Guided Tours Available:

Easter Egg Hunt at the John Jay French Museum

Apr 20, 2019

Starting: 01:00 PM

$5 ages four and up! (Children under 4 admitted free!)

Make plans to join us for our fifth annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 1:00pm on the grounds of the historic John Jay French Museum! Bring your camera and take photos with the Easter ...more

Heritage Happy Hour - ADULT Easter Egg Hunt

Apr 25, 2019

From: 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM

FREE for Beaumont Heritage Society Members; $10 for non-members 21 and up

Join us for a one of a kind event ~ our first annual Heritage Happy Hour ADULT Easter Egg Hunt on the grounds of the 1845 John Jay French Museum! The kids will have had their fun, now it's your turn! ...more