Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum

5550 Jimmy Simmons Blvd., Beaumont, TX 77705 - United States



Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum is located on Lamar’s Campus at Jimmy Simmons Blvd. (formerly University Drive) and Highway 69. The museum is a 16-building replica of Gladys City, the oil boomtown that sprang up overnight when the Lucas Gusher blew in on Spindletop Hill January 10, 1901, marking the beginning of the Petroleum Age. The museum complex includes the 1941 Lucas Gusher Monument, the replica Lucas Gusher derrick and gusher, and exhibit buildings furnished with items from the late 1890′s and early 1900′s that depict daily life in Gladys City and Beaumont.


We will have a car show from 12 - 5 p.m. to celebrate Lamar University’s homecoming. We will also blow the gusher at 4 p.m. this day.


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