John Jay French Museum

Forest Trail Region
3025 French Road Beaumont, TX 77706 (409) 898-0348

The John Jay French house is the oldest house in Beaumont that has been restored to it's original state. Built in 1845, the home is one of the first two-story homes, one of the first made with milled lumber, and one of the first painted homes in the area. The museum interprets the life of a prosperous Texas pioneer family from 1845-1865. The historic pioneer settlement, built by John Jay French, tanner and merchant, is replete with antique furnishings, clothing and pioneer household utensils. Outbuildings on the grounds include a blacksmith shop, tannery, privy, and smokehouse.

John Jay French Museum

3025 French Road Beaumont, TX 77706


Adults: $5, Children (Ages 4 and younger): Free, School groups: $1 per student


Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Reservations required for group and school tours.