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: $5 (4yrs and older); 3 and under FREE
General Information
  • Good for Groups:
  • Suggested Length of Visit: 1-2 hours
  • Restrooms:
  • Guided Tours Available:

Beaumont Heritage Society John Jay French Museum Pumpkin Walk

Oct 19, 2019

From: 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM


Get ready for the annual Beaumont Heritage Society Pumpkin Walk and Haunted Halloween Tour taking place Saturday, October 19th on the grounds of the historic John Jay French Museum from 6-9 pm! Use ...more

Christmas Candlelight Tour

Dec 5, 2019

From: 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM

$5 (ages 4+)

Come hear how Christmas was celebrated in the 1800s from costumed actors stationed inside the historic home! The Southeast Texas Dulcimer Friends will play seasonal favorites in Heritage Hall where ...more