One of the city’s top tourist destinations is the remarkable 1906 McFaddin-Ward House (1906 Calder Ave., 409/832-2134, www.mcfaddin-ward.org , 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Tues.–Sat., 1–4 p.m. Sun., $3 guided tours, $1 self-guided tour; reservations recommended). This impressive Neoclassical, Beaux Arts–style mansion features beautiful decorative exterior detailing and opulent interior furnishings reflecting the lifestyle of William McFaddin, a member of one of Texas’s oldest and wealthiest families. McFaddin was a Texas Army veteran who created a cattle and oil empire from the land he received for his military service. The guided tours of his family’s fabulous home and adjacent carriage house provide anecdotal and architectural background information along with up-close views of furniture, artwork, and mementos showcasing this prominent Texas family.