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:

Christmas Candlelight Tour

Dec 6, 2019

From: 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM

$5 for ages 4 and up; three and under attend free

Join us for a one of a kind event at the John Jay French Museum on December 6th, 2019. From 5:30-7:30, you'll have the chance to view the museum by candlelight while filled with rich poinsettias. ...more