Overview:
Near the original Spindletop site, Gladys City, founded in 1892, quickly became a bustling factory town for wildcatters to buy leases and live while tapping into the Spindletop oil boom. In 1975, a replica of the Gladys City Boomtown was created to preserve the city's bustling beginning. Browse around the town - which includes a post office, saloon, general story, livery, working print shop and working replica gusher. On occasion, you can also see re-enactments of life during the oil boom at Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum. Capture the magic of this boomtown on a self-guided tour.
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Hours
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Admission
  • Admission: $2 - $5
General Information
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  • Suggested Length of Visit: 2-3 hours
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Gusher Re-enactment

Jan 23, 2019

From: 12:00 PM to 12:15 PM

Gusher re-enactment is free but regular admission fees apply to museum entrance

The Lucas Gusher gave up its riches for nine days before Anthony Lucas and the Hamill brothers could get the well under control. We re-create the gusher using water and only run it for about 2 ...more

Gusher Re-enactment

Jan 31, 2019

From: 02:00 PM to 02:15 PM

Gusher re-enactment is free but regular admission fees apply to museum entrance

The Lucas Gusher gave up its riches for nine days before Anthony Lucas and the Hamill brothers could get the well under control. We re-create the gusher using water and only run it for about 2 ...more

Linotype: The Film

Feb 9, 2019

From: 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

Regular admission fees

We will be showing the Linotype film in our Caroline Room. Popcorn and water provided by Ben J. Rogers Regional Visitors Center will be available. Afterwards, hop on over to the Lamb's Print shop and ...more