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

The Museum of the Gulf Coast tells the exciting story of the Texas / Louisiana Gulf Coast region, beginning with paleontology and biology. Permanent exhibits include a section on Native Americans, European contact, the Civil War, economic and cultural growth, the petroleum industry, and the maritime history of the region. The Museum's second floor is dedicated to the many internationally-recognized musicians and athletes who call the Gulf Coast home.

The 39,000 square foot Museum 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.

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Hours of Operation:

Monday - Saturday: 9 am-5 pm

Walk-in Admission:
Adults - $6.00
Senior Citizens (62+) - $5.00
College Students w/valid ID - $5.00
Children ages 4-18 - $3.00
Children ages 3 and under - FREE
Students & Faculty of Lamar State College-Port Arthur - FREE

Group Tour Rates:
Adults - $3.00
Children ages 0-18 - $2.00
School Tours (3-12) - 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. Tours depend on docent/staff availability and are NOT guaranteed

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.

700 Procter St. Port Arthur, TX 77640
Call Today (409) 982-7000
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