Docent Led Tours of the Railroad Museum

Shawn Morrison leads guided tours at the Museum as a docent. Morrison is a longtime railfan and current AP Human Geography Teacher at Ball High School in Galveston. The public tour begins at 1:00 pm on Saturdays in the Railroad Museum's Map Room.  Tours are a free add-on to paid museum admission.  Email to sign up.  


The Museum is excited to have Ms. Morrison aboard. Shawn has a Bachelor’s of History and Literature and a Master’s of History, both from the University of Houston - Clear Lake. While she is an avid student of history, Morrison wants to also use the tours as a vehicle to discuss the present and future of American Railroading. Expect to hear a healthy mix of museum history, discussions on high-speed rail, and her own experiences riding the rails (ask about her childhood run-in with the Stasi on a train in East Germany).


Want to pitch in? Morrison will hold the first training session for docents on September 12th at 9:00 am in the Museum’s Map Room. Call the Museum at (409) 765-5700 or e-mail us at to reserve your spot. Training is free, but space is limited!


Adults (13-64): $12

Seniors (65+): $9

Children (3-12): $6

Children 2 and under: Free


Regular Admission Hours

M-F 10AM to 5PM

(409) 765-5700


Main Entrance:

123 - 25th Street

Free Parking &

West Ticket Office:

2602 Santa Fe Place 

Galveston, TX 77550


The Galveston Railroad Museum is dedicated to the restoration, observation, and re-use of its historic facilities and equipment for the development of educational and interactive programs, which support railroading and transportation initiatives serving our regional community.

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The Galveston Railroad Museum is a 501(c)(3) organization registered in the state of Texas.