Spindletop- Gladys City Boomtown Museum
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|O V E R V I E W|
|Facility:||Spindletop- Gladys City Boomtown Museum|
|Description:||A reconstructed oil boomtown reminiscent of the one that appeared overnight following the discovery of the Spindletop Oil Fields in 1901, this site is a National Historic Landmark and features a 58 foot granite monument to the Lucas Gusher.
In the years since its dedication in 1976, over one-half million people have visited Gladys City. The museum provides many services to the public, including school tours, adult group tours, teachers' workshops, and historical information for researchers, journalists, and the general public. Gladys City serves as a historical clearinghouse by maintaining files of business papers, maps, pertinent news items, and photos relating to the history of the Spindletop oil field and Southeast Texas.
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|Address 1:||Highway 69 at University Drive|
|V I S I T I N G I N F O|
|Hours:||The museum is open for self-guided tours Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (closed major holidays). Group tours may be arranged in advance by calling (409) 835-0823.|
|Admission:||Adults $3.00 children $1.00 School tours: free|
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