Revive your spirit along Port Arthur’s natural coastline. Faithful from a wealth of cultures settled along our bountiful waters to live and work. Generations of Cajuns, Hispanics, Vietnamese, African Americans, and Italians gather to worship. Follow their Faith Trail from Our Lady of Guadalupe and Queen of Peace Shrines, to serene, colorful gardens at Buu Mon Buddhist Temple and Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center.
The Hoa-Bin Area of Peace includes Stations of the Cross and a larger-than-life Mary atop a globe. Our Lady features a statue of Juan Diego commemorating his historic vision in Mexico. A Buddha figure and pagoda tower overlook a koi pond at the temple gardens. The nearby St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica is noted for its historic, artistic, and religious significance while the First Presbyterian Church is recognized as an outstanding example of Classic Greek Revival architecture.
Just as Port Arthur’s people have thrived on shrimp, crabs, and fish from Sabine Lake and the Gulf of Mexico, visitors can find soulful sustenance in our Upper Gulf Coast corner of Texas. Wind down your weekend trip with quiet walks along the serene shoreline of Sea Rim State Park and McFaddin Beach.