The Beaumont Heritage Society plans to reopen the Chambers House Museum beginning on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 with new safety guidelines in place. … [Read More...]
The Beaumont Heritage Society invites you to take a tour of the Chambers House Museum located at 2240 Calder Avenue in Beaumont, Texas. The House is open for tours with set tour times of:
Tuesday through Friday 10AM, 12PM, and 2PM.
Saturday tours are available at 10AM and 12PM.
Please call (409) 832-4010 to reserve your spot. All tours are guided and will be modified as necessary to maintain social distance between our guests and our docents. Masks and temperature check are required. Our goal is to provide an entertaining and educational experience in the safest manner possible when you visit our historic homes. We look forward to seeing you soon!
The Chambers House is listed as a local historical landmark. Built in 1907 by a local lumberman, the home was sold to the Chambers family in 1914. C. Homer and Edith Fuller Chambers moved into the home with their two young daughters, Ruth, 11 and Florence, 16 months old. The house was remodeled extensively in 1924, and never changed or modernized again. Members of this family occupied and cherished this home for the rest of their lives. Nearly 90 years of family possessions were found in the home upon Florence Chambers' death in 2004, many dating to the time of the 1924 remodel.
Most of the architectural and building details in the Chambers house are elements that would have been found in other houses built along Calder Avenue during a time in Beaumont when both timber and oil were highly successful industries bringing major growth to the area. Most of these houses are gone now, with the remaining few having had significant changes to their façades. The Chambers house stands as nearly a sole survivor to tell the tale, and is a fine example of what life was like for an upper-middle class family in a city rapidly changed through two successful industries centered around the natural resources of the area. Not only does the home still stand, but an enormous amount of personal items are contained within telling the story of daily life in a time long past. A truly unique tour awaits anyone wishing to see how an upper middle class family lived life during the 1920s through 1940s time period.
5 years and over: $5.00
4 years and under: Free
School Group Tours: $1 per student (advanced notice required)