Art Contest


on Display


See our facebook page for a complete list of winners.

Monday to Saturday 

9am to 5pm

Halls of Fame

The Museum of the Gulf Coast houses three galleries with notable personalities of the region. The Music Hall of Fame has more than 60 musicians  representing a wide array of genres, and includes Janis Joplin. The Sports Legends Gallery highlights more than 60 athletes. The Notable People Gallery contains 35 individuals who have achieved national and/or international recognition in a professional endeavor.

Pompeiian Villa

This historic house was built in 1900 for Isaac Ellwood of DeKalb, Illinois. It was designed to be reminiscent of villas in ancient Pompeii, a Roman city destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.

To visit the Pompeiian Villa go to Museum of the Gulf Coast at 700 Procter Street.  From there a guide will accompany you to the Villa. 

Education & Tours

Tours are available for groups of 10 or more with advance notice. Click on the link below to learn about educational programs at the Museum.


What you see on exhibit at the Museum is only the tip of the iceberg. The Museum has more than 35,000 items, many of which are rarely on display.


The Museum collects photographs, documents, and physical objects representing the biology and history of the Gulf Coast region ranging from prehistorict to present.

Contact Us

Have a question? Let us help you!

CALL 409-982-7000 OR EMAIL BELOW

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Museum Address: 700 Procter, Port Arthur, TX 77640

The Museum of the Gulf Coast is administered by the Port Arthur Historical Society in partnership with the City of Port Arthur.  

Hours of Operation:
Monday to Saturday

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Closed Sundays and Holidays



Walk-in Admission
Adults - $8
Senior Citizens (62+) - $6
College Students w/valid ID - $4
Children 4-18 - $3  //  Children 0-3 - FREE

Parking and Entrance on 4th Street

Group Tour Rates

Adults - $4  

Children ages 0-18 - $3
School Tours ( Grade 3-12 and college groups) - FREE