hamillsquare1Step 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.

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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

Upcoming free weekly gusher dates for 2024, July 2, July 10, July 18, July 26, August 3.
Spindletop Boomtown is open late for self-guided tours and blacksmith demonstrations on July 25 and August 8 from 5:30PM to 8:30 PM. Regular admission fees apply.