Southeast Texas Field Trip Guide
Spindletop Gladys City Boomtown Museum
One great option with a lot to offer is the Spindletop Gladys City Boomtown Museum.
The facility, part of the Lamar University Beaumont Campus, recreates the feel of what the regions was like during the original Spindletop oil boom. They have lots of historic buildings, a historic printing press, and a cool re-enactment of the original gusher that announced the beginning of the oil boom.
For youth tours, including public and private schools, home school groups, and scout troops, during the regular school year (September-May), admission is free for all youth and one chaperone for every ten students. Additional chaperones pay the regular adult tour admission fee of $3. Admission for youth tours during the summer (June-August) is $1 per person, including youth and adults. Due to the nature of our events, regular admission prices will apply to event days.
Gladys City can accommodate up to 150 children in one tour. It is requested that large groups have at least one chaperone for every ten children.
To book your tour, call The Spindletop Gladys City Boomtown Museum 409-880-1750 or use this easy, online form.
Ask about the “Lucas Gusher Re-enactment” when booking your tour! (Please note: The Lucas Gusher Re-enactment is not always available on weekends.)
Questions? Click here for the Spindletop Gladys City Boomtown Museum website or call (409) 880-1750.
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