john jay french museum
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. Hours: Tues. - Fri. 10:00 am - 3:00 pm; Sat. 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Admission: $1 to $3.
John Jay French Museum Christmas Candlelight Tour
Come celebrate a mid-19th century holiday season at the historic John Jay French Museum. Escape commercialism and return to a simpler time at the oldest fully restored home in Beaumont. Built in 1845, the French home will be decorated with fre... more