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John Jay French House Museum

3025 French Rd, Beaumont, TX 77706-7920
+1 409-898-0348
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A Walk Back in Time....

I first visited the John Jay French House in college on a field trip. I was amazed at the items... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2017
Adasha K
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Beaumont, Texas
Very Interesting for Adult's

This is very interesting and a must to see. But, if you have small children or even teenager's... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2017
Jewell R
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Texas
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The John Jay French home is the oldest house in Beaumont that has been restored to its original state. 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 replete with antique furnishings, clothing, and pioneer household utensils. Outbuildings on the grounds include a blacksmith shop, tannery, privy, and smokehouse.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 15:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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3025 French Rd, Beaumont, TX 77706-7920
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

I first visited the John Jay French House in college on a field trip. I was amazed at the items from the past and how they lived. That was many years ago! I've been twice since that time, most recently on Easter Sunday. The volunteers...More

Thank Adasha K
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

This is very interesting and a must to see. But, if you have small children or even teenager's they will not Like It. It's on of those thing's that Adult's Love and Kid's Hate. So take this into consideration.

Thank Jewell R
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

My first visit here was the result of a history class field trip in college. Yes, a field trip in college. It was an amazing adventure and learning experience to see actual items from so long ago that we were actually learning about. I was...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2016

For a very real look at the past.... visit this lovely home. even the yard is kept in its original grassless condition.

Thank Danny C
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Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

I loved our visit to this house. One of the oldest houses in Beaumont. Russell was our tour guide and was very knowledgeable. He answered all of our questions, and it was an enlightening experience. We would recommend this tour to anyone who enjoys Beaumont...More

Thank Heather S
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Reviewed 11 February 2016

Beaumont, Texas has a proud heritage with so many significant events that happened in this city on the Neches River. The John J. French Museum is the oldest home in Beaumont and built by one of the founders of the city. This home, built in...More

1  Thank W L P
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Reviewed 3 July 2015

Small enough that children can enjoy and understand. Docents are very knowledgeable. A step back in time.

Thank beaumont333
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Reviewed 15 April 2015

This is a great place for those who want to know about early Beaumont and the fur trade. Truly a great place to visit, with knowledgeable folks to tell you about the French family.

1  Thank sally8363
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Reviewed 20 November 2014

Nothing spectacular, but a little bit of history in Beaumont. Not much to see, but love when they have a special event there and families want to come out and see it.

1  Thank Junebug15
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Reviewed 16 October 2014

Interesting & very informative history on the town of Beaumont. Great day-trip for kids & family. Take a picnic lunch

1  Thank signchic
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