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
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  • Suggested Length of Visit: 2-3 hours
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Anniversary of Gladys City Oil Co.

Aug 27, 2017

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

  • Spindletop Gladys City/Boomtown Museum
  • 5550 Jimmy Simmons Blvd
  • Beaumont, TX 77705
  • (409) 880-1750
  • Visit Website
Stop by Spindletop/Gladys City Boomtown Museum to have cake and enjoy the gusher to celebrate both going back to school and the 125th Anniversary of the Gladys City Oil, Gas & Manufacturing Co. The ...more

Gladys City Live

Oct 15, 2017

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

$2 - $5

  • Spindletop Gladys City/Boomtown Museum
  • 5550 Jimmy Simmons Blvd
  • Beaumont, TX 77705
  • (409) 880-1750
  • Visit Website
Take a step back in time to see Gladys City come alive with people from 1901. Give a donation and receive 1901 money to spend in the Saloon, the stores, and other buildings. The replica gusher blows ...more

Spindletop Spookfest

Oct 27, 2017

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Free admission.

  • Spindletop Gladys City/Boomtown Museum
  • 5550 Jimmy Simmons Blvd
  • Beaumont, TX 77705
  • (409) 880-1750
  • Visit Website
Gladys City gets spooky for Halloween! Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum, on the Lamar University campus, will host Spindletop Spookfest with trick or treating through the boomtown and fun ...more

LU Homecoming Car Show

Nov 5, 2017

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

  • Spindletop Gladys City/Boomtown Museum
  • 5550 Jimmy Simmons Blvd
  • Beaumont, TX 77705
  • (409) 880-1750
  • Visit Website
Kick of Lamar University Homecoming with a stop by Spindletop/Gladys City Boomtown Museum to view cars from the past and vote for your favorite. The replica gusher blows at 12:30 p.m. Admission is ...more

Christmas in Boomtown

Dec 10, 2017

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Spindletop Gladys City/Boomtown Museum
  • 5550 Jimmy Simmons Blvd
  • Beaumont, TX 77705
  • (409) 880-1750
  • Visit Website
Carols, crafts and fun. One Southeast Texas attraction is combining tradition, local history, and fun to make for a unique holiday celebration. Spindletop/Gladys City Boomtown Museum, on the campus of ...more