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Address: 2240 Calder St, Beaumont, TX 77701-1523
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+1 409-832-4010
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Tue - Fri 10:00 - 15:00
Sat 10:00 - 14:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Chambers House was built in 1906. In 1914, C. Homer and Edith Fuller...

The Chambers House was built in 1906. In 1914, C. Homer and Edith Fuller Chambers purchased the house and moved in with their two daughters, Ruth who was 12 years old and Florence who was 2 years old. Ruth and Florence never married and lived in the house after Mr. & Mrs. Chambers passed away. After Florence's death in May of 2004, the Beaumont Heritage Society got the first glimpse of the interior of the house. It was a treasure trove of furniture, personal items and artifacts that had survived nearly 100 years. Although it has been referred to as a restoration, it really is a conservation project since nothing had been changed in nearly 100 years. Entering the house is truly like stepping back in time.Hours are Tuesday - Friday, 10am-3pm and Saturday, 10am-2pm. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for seniors, and $1 for students.

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Easy to digest history - worth the visit !

This is a gem of a house ! It is big enough to be fascinated by a wide range of rooms and artifacts that enable one to absorb the history and personality of the family who lived... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 January 2017
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

This is a gem of a house ! It is big enough to be fascinated by a wide range of rooms and artifacts that enable one to absorb the history and personality of the family who lived here, but not so big as to be overwhelming. Our guide was positively bursting with authentic enthusiasm for the house and its history,... More 

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Really cool place to see and hear the history. It's very close to the McFadden house, so try to do both!

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Katy, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Compared to the McFaddin-Ward House, this is a step down socially. But it will show you how the middle class lived. The Chambers had 2 daughters who never married and when their parents passed away, they new they wanted the house to become a museum so they did not change anything and lived with everything from the 1920's until the... More 

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Beaumont, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015

This is a step back in time. The Chambers family kept everything and did not change anything. With the exception of a few items, its the same as it was in 1924. Learn the story of this family. It's all about them.

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Beaumont, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015 via mobile

The docents are very friendly and cordial to the children. I arrived with my husband and an eight and nine year old.. The house explains life in beaumont in the early 20th century. I would highly recommend this house / museum.

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Freeport, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

Beaumont’s history included not only the Chambers Family – FAMOUS -- but also my husband’s family – NOT SO FAMOUS – except to me! Although the hospital is demolished where my husband was born back in the early 1940s, the Chambers house is still there and it is a TRUE Museum treasure! This house is the story of the Chambers... More 

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Baytown, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

There are larger, grander homes to see, but the history of the Chambers House was great! A family, pretty much average, lived in this home; two sisters, many years apart in age, maybe 12 year or so. The girls were so spoiled by their Dad, they decided to stay home....forever! They both went to college and earned teaching certificates, but... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2013 via mobile

We took a tour during Christmas break, and what a wonderful museum. Not only is it over 100 years old, but the Chambers family saved so much of their original belongings that it makes the home come to life! Kitchen supplies, toys, Christmas stockings and ornaments, makeup compacts, tin bandaid containers, soap, postcards, art supplies...you name it. Enjoyed learning about... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

My family and I toured the Chambers House Museum last Saturday. The house is very interesting with all original furniture and items. Our tour guide was very good; the tour took about an hour. This was the home of a middle-class family and they saved almost everything. If you can go on a weekday, go to Katharine's for lunch just... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2013

This house is a nice tour. The family that lived there provides an interesting take on how they lived and how it was like. The preservation of all the items and of the house itself is amazing. The curator was very knowledgable and more than willing to share her knowledge. It doesn't take long but worth a museum stop.

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