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...

In addition to our well-known Notable People, Sports, and Music displays, the Museum also showcases the world-reknowned art of Robert Rauschenberg, natural history specimens, maritime and industrial artifacts, and decorative glassware.

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