About the Museum
The Museum of the Gulf Coast combines conventional and unconventional methods to tell the exciting story of the Texas / Louisiana Gulf Coast region. Traditional themes are utilized in interpreting the focus of Gulf Coast life before the arrival of man, the role of Native Americans, European contact, Hispanic legacy, the trauma of Civil War, economic and cultural growth, and the integration of the Gulf Coast region into the larger national and international community.
The 39,000 square foot Museum of the Gulf Coast is located at 700 Procter Street in downtown Port Arthur, Texas. In addition to two floors of exhibits, the Museum houses an orientation theater, a classroom, a hospitality area and a gift shop. The facility is handicap accessible. For further information, call (409) 982-7000.
Click here for a map to the Museum
PAHS Board of Directors
Hours of Operation:
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Monday through Saturday
1 p.m. to 5 p.m. - Sunday
Adults - $4.00
Senior Citizens (62+) - $3.00
College Students w/valid ID - $3.00
Children ages 4-18 - $2.00
Children ages 3 and under - FREE
Students & Faculty of Lamar State College-Port Arthur - FREE
Group Tour Rates:
Adults - $2.00
Children ages 0-18 - $1.00
School Tours (K-12) - FREE
Note: Group tour rates are available to groups of 10 or more with 24 hr notice - Guided tours are available with advance notice of at least 2 weeks.
|The Museum of the Gulf Coast is administered by the Port Arthur Historical Society in partnership with Lamar State College-Port Arthur and the City of Port Arthur.