Gladys CityStep back in time to experience life on Spindletop Hill during the early 20th century oil boom days

On January 10, 1901 on Spindletop Hill outside of Beaumont, Texas, the Lucas Gusher roared to life. This spectacle ushered in the petroleum age, changing the course of United States history. Spindletop Boomtown Museum takes visitors back in time to experience what life was like on the hill for the workers, the deal makers, and families who called this area home during the early 20th century boom days.

Spindletop History          Gusher Re-Enactment

Western building with no roof

Help Support Our Rebuilding Cause!

Spindletop Boomtown Museum recently suffered storm damage. Your donations will help us make repairs and get back to serving our community.


Museum Hours

Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (closed Mondays and major holidays)

Last admission time is 4:00 pm. Gift Shop closes at 4:30 pm.


Adults: $5
Seniors (60+): $3
Children (6-12): $2
Children (5 and younger): Free

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