Permanent Exhibits

The Museum of the Gulf Coast houses two floors of exhibits which depict the history and culture of the Gulf Coast region of Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana.  While we are best known for our Hall of Fame galleries we also display a wide range of exhibits including history, natural history, and decorative art.


Highlights of our permanent exhibitions include:

  • A reproduction of Janis Joplin’s famous psychedelic Porsche

  • Jimmy Johnson’s high school letter jacket

  • One of the largest indoor murals in the South

  • The infamous (ask us why!) Gulf Oil cannon

  • A 13.5 foot taxidermy alligator which once returned
    from the dead (ask us how!)

  • The original fresnel lens of the Sabine Banks lighthouse  

  • The John and Grace Snell Parlor of decorative arts
    and glassware

  • A record-setting experimental fiberglass racecar

  • Artwork by internationally-recognized Port Arthur
    native Robert Rauschenberg

  • Rare books and cartography

  • A Texas Navy - Maritime Exhibit

  • Temporary Exhibits in the Dunn Gallery


Contact Us

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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