The John Jay French home is the oldest fully-restored home in Beaumont. Built in 1845, the home has the distinction of being 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.
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 furnished with antique furnishings, clothing, and pioneer household utensils from the period. Outbuildings on the grounds include a blacksmith shop, tannery, privy, and smokehouse.
In addition to our general museum services, we provide tours for 7th-grade students as a part of the Texas history curriculum; Camp Lookinback Summer Camp; an Easter egg hunt; Pumpkin Walk; Christmas Candlelight tour; and other miscellaneous events and services.
3025 French Road
Beaumont, TX 77706-7919
- Open Tuesday through Friday: Tours are available at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., and 2 p.m.
- Open Saturday: Tours are available at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.
Reservations are required for groups of 7 or more and school tours. All tours are guided.
5 years and over: $5.00
4 years and under: Free
School Group Tours: $2 per student (advanced notice required)