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The Chambers House

2240 Calder St, Beaumont, TX 77701-1523
+1 409-832-4010
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Easy to digest history - worth the visit !

This is a gem of a house ! It is big enough to be fascinated by a wide range of rooms and artifacts... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2017
PhillipNelson
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Very interesting history

Really cool place to see and hear the history. It's very close to the McFadden house, so try to do... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2016
WhereverYouleadme
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Shreveport, Louisiana
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Built in 1906 by a local lumberman, the house 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 family cherished this home for the rest of their lives. While the Chambers daughters did go off to college, a fairly unusual occurrence in those days, both returned home and never married. Few changes occurred to the house or it's furnishings in nearly 90 years of Chambers family occupancy. The collection inside contains nearly all of the original family furniture and artifacts, most dating to a 1924 remodel. Very little was thrown away and they rarely purchased anything new. A truly unique tour awaits anyone wishing to see how an upper middle class family lived life during the 1920’s through 1940’s time period.
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2240 Calder St, Beaumont, TX 77701-1523
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Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

This is a gem of a house ! It is big enough to be fascinated by a wide range of rooms and artifacts that enable one to absorb the history and personality of the family who lived here, but not so big as to be...More

1  Thank PhillipNelson
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Really cool place to see and hear the history. It's very close to the McFadden house, so try to do both!

1  Thank WhereverYouleadme
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Compared to the McFaddin-Ward House, this is a step down socially. But it will show you how the middle class lived. The Chambers had 2 daughters who never married and when their parents passed away, they new they wanted the house to become a museum...More

1  Thank maggiet0813
Reviewed 4 July 2015

This is a step back in time. The Chambers family kept everything and did not change anything. With the exception of a few items, its the same as it was in 1924. Learn the story of this family. It's all about them.

Thank beaumont333
Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

The docents are very friendly and cordial to the children. I arrived with my husband and an eight and nine year old.. The house explains life in beaumont in the early 20th century. I would highly recommend this house / museum.

1  Thank Marianna B
Reviewed 1 August 2014

Beaumont’s history included not only the Chambers Family – FAMOUS -- but also my husband’s family – NOT SO FAMOUS – except to me! Although the hospital is demolished where my husband was born back in the early 1940s, the Chambers house is still there...More

3  Thank CushyCouple
Reviewed 24 July 2014

There are larger, grander homes to see, but the history of the Chambers House was great! A family, pretty much average, lived in this home; two sisters, many years apart in age, maybe 12 year or so. The girls were so spoiled by their Dad,...More

2  Thank bkminter
Reviewed 31 December 2013 via mobile

We took a tour during Christmas break, and what a wonderful museum. Not only is it over 100 years old, but the Chambers family saved so much of their original belongings that it makes the home come to life! Kitchen supplies, toys, Christmas stockings and...More

2  Thank TravelingforFunTexas
Reviewed 4 September 2013

My family and I toured the Chambers House Museum last Saturday. The house is very interesting with all original furniture and items. Our tour guide was very good; the tour took about an hour. This was the home of a middle-class family and they saved...More

2  Thank TravelIntl
Reviewed 6 June 2013

This house is a nice tour. The family that lived there provides an interesting take on how they lived and how it was like. The preservation of all the items and of the house itself is amazing. The curator was very knowledgable and more than...More

1  Thank Texasgaltravel
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