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The Clifton Steamboat Museum strives to preserve southeast Texas rich history as well as educate local families and tourist with a special focus on military history, nautical history, steamboats, wildlife, Native American History and Boy Scouting.
Step back and relive the spirit of history featuring "Heroes...Past, Present, and Future," honoring our military and civilian heroes. The Clifton Steamboat Museum is located at 8727 Highway 124, Beaumont, Texas . Our museum consists of a spacious 24,000 square feet, two-story museum that is handicap accessible, and contains various exhibits that are sure to please individuals of all ages.
The art galleries bring life to the Wars fought in Southeast Texas and Louisiana, as well as the Steamboat era, World War I, World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. The Clifton Steamboat Museum Upper art galleries feature original bronze sculptures, Native American artists, wildlife, and frontier paintings from famous artists. A special gallery in the museum is dedicated to the Boy Scouts with artifacts dating back before the 1960's.
Outside the museum is the 1938 tugboat, "Hercules," standing at 36 feet high, 22 feet wide and 92 feet long.
Tours are available by appointment only. Please call (409)842-3162 for more information regarding the Clifton Steamboat Museum.