Ranked #12 of 15 attractions in Beaumont
The John Jay French Museum demonstrates the life of a prosperous Texas pioneer family from 1845 to 1865. The historic pioneer...
The John Jay French Museum demonstrates the life of a prosperous Texas pioneer family from 1845 to 1865. The historic pioneer settlement, built by John Jay French, tanner and merchant, is replete with antique furnishings, clothing and pioneer household utensils. Outbuildings on the grounds include a blacksmith shop, tannery, privy, and smokehouse. The John Jay French house is the oldest house in Beaumont that has been restored to it's original state. Built in 1845, the home is one of the first two-story homes, one of the first made with milled lumber, and one of the first painted homes in the area. Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10am to 3pm and Saturday, 10am to 2pm. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for seniors, and $1 for students.