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.
June 21, 2014
GREAT OUTDOORS DAY
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Come participate in a day dedicated to getting outside, rain or shine, and enjoying some good old-fashioned play. Check back often for details.
Free admission to the event and museum. Additional fees and advance registration may be required. Details will be posted soon.
Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum
5550 Jimmy Simmons Blvd.
(formerly University Drive)
Beaumont, TX 77705
Click here for directions.
P.O. Box 10070
Beaumont, TX 77710
The museum will be closed Sunday, April 20, in observance of Easter.
May 26 - September 1, 2014
To recognize and thank military families for all that they are doing for our country, Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown will offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2014 as part of the Blue Star Museums program, a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and more than 1,300 museums across America.