With over 2,000 items and over 60 interactive exhibits from the life and work of Thomas Alva Edison, the Edison Museum is the only facility of its kind east of the Mississippi River. On display are artefacts from Edison's work on the lightbulb, phonograph and electricity. Open 9-5, Monday to Friday.
Focusing on American art from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, this museum has around 1,000 pieces on display, including national touring exhibits. Open to the public seven days a week with free admission. Children's art classes ongoing through the summer months.
See a variety of fire-fighting equipment dating back to 1856 and learn about the history of fire-fighting in this museum, which was the original Beaumont fire station. Home of the world's largest fire hydrant. Open Monday to Friday.
The Beaumont Art League showcases art from artists in the Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas area in two galleries. Exhibits include photography, portraits and sculptures. Open Tuesday through Saturday.
Travel back to pioneer Texas days at this museum, Beaumont's oldest surviving house. Built in 1845, it is host to antique furniture and furnishings and a starting point for Cajun country tours. Open Tuesday through Saturday.
Working to develop local artists and display their work, The Art Studio is a non-profit museum the features exhibits of paintings, sculptures and other pieces of art. Poetry readings are held monthly, and band nights take place througout the year.
This elegant Beaux Arts Colonial Revival mansion was built in 1906 and includes sweeping porches, large white columns, a grand staircase, original furnishings and antiques. The three-floor, 12,800-square foot home is surrounded by spacious lawns and flower beds. Reservations are recommended and are $3 per person.