Day Groups

Come to Port Arthur and experience our Cajun flavor, unique artists, and dramatic history—All in a day that will leave you hungry for more!

10:00 a.m. – Tour planners may contact the Texas Artists Museum to arrange a coffee reception upon arrival in Port Arthur. Galleries feature monthly shows from area artists. No fee. Reservations required. 409.983.4881.3501 Cultural Center Drive


10:30 a.m. –Depart for Museum

Sites in route: Italian Monument at Port Arthur Public Library, Bob Hope Hughen School, The Queen of Peace Shrine and Gardens, the Cayman conch shell wall, site of Old Aurora, Buddhist Temple, Rose Hill Manor, Pompeiian Villa and Vulsteke Home.

10:45 a.m. –Museum of the Gulf Coast Tour. Fee required for admittance. Reservations required. 409.982.7000.

12:15 p.m. –Depart for lunch at your choice of ­­restaurant (link to dining page)

1:30 p.m.—Depart for Pompeiian Villa

2 p.m.(Depending on day) — Pompeiian Villa Tour. Fee for admittance. Reservations required, Mon., Wed., Fri., 1-5 p.m.; Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Contact Hostess at 409.983.5977.1953 Lakeshore Drive

2:45 p.m—Depart for a drive along the Sea Wall

3 p.m.—About time to head home!

 Important Notes:

  • You may leave off a portion of the afternoon for an earlier departure from Port Arthur
  • This day group itinerary is self-guided
  • Please contact each attraction at the contact listed and confirm arrangements for your group
  • You may also want to see the Easy Driving Tour of Port Arthur for routes and ideas.

 Alternate Ideas:

  • Buu Mon Buddhist Temple. No Fee. Reservations required. 409.982.9319 409.543.2803
  • Queen of Peace Shrine & Gardens. No fee.
  • Rose Hill. No fee. Reservations required. 409.985.7292.
  • Sabine Pass Battleground. No fee. 979.345.4656.
  • Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. No fee.
  • Veterans Memorial Park. No fee.
  • Vulysteke Home. No fee. Reservations required. 409.984.6101.


  • Dutch Windmill Museum/Tex Ritter Museum & La Maison Des Acadien Museum. No fee. Reservations required. 409.722.0279.
  • Des Acadien Museum. No fee. Reservations required. 409.722.0279.


  • Snooper’s Paradise. 409.962.8427

Port Neches:

  • La Acadiens Du Texas Museum. No fee. Reservations required. 409.722.9154


  • Gator Country. Fee. 409.794.9453


  • Shangri La Botanical Gardens. 409.670.9113
  • Stark Museum of Art. Fee. 409.866.2787
  • The W.H. Stark House. Fee. 409.833.0871.


For more information or directions, call 1.800.235.7822