700 Procter St. :: Port Arthur, Texas :: (409) 982-7000

The Museum of the Gulf Coast combines conventional and unconventional methods to tell the exciting story of the Texas - Louisiana Gulf Coast region.



Since 1964, our museum features exhibits of local personalities, talents, media, historic archives and more. We host tours daily for individuals, school groups and other events for the Southeast Texas area.

The Museum of the Gulf Coast is home to many area artists, musicians, sports figures, visionaries, authors, leaders and icons. See names like Janis Joplin, Clarence "Frogman" Henry, Jamaal Charles, Bum Phillips, Wade Phillips, Robert Rauschenberg, Jack Brooks, G.W. Bailey, Leah Rhodes, Chanda Rubin, The Big Bopper and many more.

MUSIC LEGENDS
Big Band, Blues, Cajun, Composers, Country, Jazz, Opera, Producers, Rock, Songwriters, Soul, Zydeco, etc. See More...

SPORTS LEGENDS
Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Coaching, Football, Golfing, Motorcycle & Automobile Racing, Olympians, etc. See More...

NOTABLE PEOPLE
Artists, Authors, Educators, Entertainers, Military Heroes, Politicians, etc. See More...

Our pernament exhibits include world-reknown works of art, industrial artifacts, natural history artifacts, and a collection of music and sport legends displays.

Exhibits interpret the history, natural history, art and popular culture of the Gulf Coast. Highlights include the largest indoor mural in the Southwest depicting the history of the region from prehistory to the discovery of oil at Spindletop, Music and Sports Halls of Fame, the John and Grace Snell Gallery of Decorative Art, the Robert Rauschenberg Gallery and much more!

Mission Statement
It is the mission of the Museum of the Gulf Coast to collect, preserve, display and interpret the history of the coastal region between Houston and New Orleans.

Hours of Operation:
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Monday through Saturday
1 p.m. to 5 p.m. - Sunday

Walk-in Admission:
Adults - $4.00
Senior Citizens(62+) - $3.00
College students with a valid ID - $3.00
Children ages 4-18 - $2.00
Children ages 3 and under - Free
Students and Faculty of Lamar State College-Port Arthur - Free