Gaston Museum

Forest Trail Region
6562 Highway 64 West Joinerville, TX 75658 (903) 722-9016

The Gaston Museum, outside Henderson and near Joinerville, focuses on life during the oil boom era. It is located near the site of the Daisy Bradford #3, which helped establish the East Texas Oil Field in 1930. The museum is presently housed in the 1940 era White Snack Shop building. Also on site, visitors may tour the Sid White family home, once an 'oil field tent house' converted into a permanent dwelling with the ceiling installed using the rafters supporting the tent roof - hence the original tent is visible. The living room of the home is the original tent with the original floor. The 1930 era Dixie Service Station is also on the museum site. All buildings have original furnishings.

Gaston Museum

6562 Highway 64 West Joinerville, TX 75658


Adults: $3, Seniors: $2, Children (ages 12 and under): Free.


Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.