The stately McFaddin-Ward House was built in 1906 in the Beaux-Arts Colonial style. The
building and its furnishings reflect the lifestyle of the prominent family who lived in the house
for 75 years.
Hours: Guided tours of the house: Tue. - Sat. 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm; Sunday (first floor only), 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Reservations are strongly recommended. Children must be 8 years or older to tour the house. Carriage House: Sat. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm; Sun. 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm; all ages welcome, self-guided tour.
Admission: $3. Sunday tour of 1st floor, free.
The McFaddin-Ward House Museum invites the community to experience the sights and sounds of the season at their annual holiday open house event. The museum will offer free holiday refreshments, museum and carriage house tours, a visit by Santa and Mr... View More Details
Come for a unique chance to see the museum at night at our eggnog evening! Start at the visitor center for tasty treats and eggnog then stroll over to the house for a self-guided tour. The event is free and open to the public.... View More Details
Tried and True: Traditions of a Southeast Texas Family
May 21, 2013
- December 1, 2013
Tour the museum and see our newest exhibit, Tried and True: Traditions of a Southeast Texas Family.
Every family has traditions–even the McFaddins had them! Join us for our exhibit featuring the traditions of a southern family, from weddings a... View More Details
See our newest exhibit in the visitor center! Write This Way highlights some of the writing implements used over the 20th century by the McFaddins. From beautiful, hand-embroidered paper, to state-of-the-art 1930s portable typewriter, the always-styl... View More Details
In this fun movie from 1942 staring Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth, tradition frustrates the Acunas family as the younger sisters are waiting for their older sister, Maria to settle down and marry. Their father gets impatient as well and even tries t... View More Details
McFaddin-Ward House Summer Camp: "Tried & True: Teaching Traditions"
July 30, 2013
- August 1, 2013
Everyone's family has traditions. Ever wonder where they came from? The McFaddin family had a lot of traditions. Does your family? Come to our fun summer camp to learn the reasons behind the things we do every day! Children ages 8-12. Registrati... View More Details
In this 1947 comedy starring Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, and Shirley Temple, a judge teaches a playboy art teacher a lesson about his irresponsible ways by ordering him to date her teen-aged sister whom has developed a crush on the man. It’s hands-o... View More Details
In this 1935 sequel to Frankenstein, Mary Shelly (Elsa Lanchester) says the story of Frankenstein’s monster (Boris Karloff) didn’t end at the windmill fire and begins her tale there. “Bride of Frankenstein” imagines what it wo... View More Details
Join us in celebrating Mamie McFaddin Ward's 118th birthday!
In celebration, the museum will be offering free tours from Tuesday, November 5 through Saturday, November 9, 2013. Tours are available at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. T... View More Details
Join us for this exciting conference to learn the basics of conservation, from doing it yourself to hiring the best in the business. We are pleased to announce Dr. Karen Pope as the keynote speaker. Dr. Pope will give us insight into the vital and im... View More Details
Have your photo taken in the museum! One day only! This is your once-a-year chance to dress up and have your family picture taken for holiday cards on the museum's grand staircase! Bring your own camera, and our museum staff photographer will take th... View More Details
We’re No Angels is a 1955 Christmas comedy starring Humphrey Bogart, Peter Ustinov, and Aldo Ray as Joseph, Jules, and Albert—three convicts who just escaped from prison on Devil’s Island. The men stumble upon a store in a nearby to... View More Details