What is Spindletop?
If one had asked a Beaumonter on January 1, 1901, what big news of recent months had most interested him, he would have said the great Galveston hurricane of September 8, or the dawning of a new century. If one had asked him on January 10, he would have said the great gusher at Spindletop - a salt dome about three miles south of Beaumont. Dubbed "The Lucas Gusher," the oil discovery on Spindletop Hill changed the economy of Texas and helped to usher in the petroleum age. Read more.
Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown
5550 Jimmy Simmons Blvd.
(formerly University Drive)
Beaumont, TX 77705
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P.O. Box 10070
Beaumont, TX 77710
Spindletop/Gladys City Boomtown Museum will be closed Wednesday, December 24 and Thursday, December 25 for Christmas. We will also be closed Thursday, January 1 for New Years Day. We will be open our regularly scheduled hours for the rest of the holidays.
Our celebration of the 114th Anniversary of the Lucas Gusher that was scheduled for Saturday, January 10, 2015 has been cancelled. The museum will still be open and we will mark the anniversary by blowing the gusher at 10:30 and 2:00. Please check back with us for other events in 2015.