Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the Museum located?
The Museum has two entrances:
The West Ticket Office and the museum's parking lot are located at 2602 Santa Fe Place, Galveston, TX 77550
The Depot Entrance is located at 25th & Strand, 123 25th Street, Galveston TX 77550
What are the hours for the Museum?
The Museum's regular hours of operation are 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, seven days a week.
The Harborside Express is on Saturdays only starting at 11:00 am. The last train ride ticket is sold at 1:30 pm
What are the admission prices?
Admission Prices are as follows:
$10 Adults (ages 13 - 64)
$8 Seniors (ages 65+)
$5 Children (Ages 3 - 13)
Free (Children 2 & under)
Military Discounts: Active Service Member + 5 guests (6 total) Free
Veteran + 1 guest (2 total) $5
Train ride tickets: $5 in addition to museum admission
(train ride tickets cannot be purchased separately, and are on sale from
10:00am - 1:30pm Saturday only)
Where do I park?
The Museum has a parking lot at 2602 Santa Fe Place, and parking is free with the purchase of admission, during the regular season.
Please note: Parking is on a first-come, first-serve basis. During holiday weekends, special events or other busy times in the museum, the parking lot may be full. Additional parking may be found on the street outside the museum or in paid parking lots in downtown Galveston.
What is there to see at the museum?
The museum has 5 acres of trains. There are approximately 40 rolling stock, including locomotives, passenger cars, freight cars, and cabooses. The 1932 Depot was the home of the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe headquarters. The fully restored depot has a gift shop, interactive displays, and the People's Gallery exhibit. The Map Room, adjacent to the Depot, has displays including the Harry Briscoe Santa Fe Calendar Art Collection, the Panama Railroad Display, and the Hurricane Ike display. Currently, the railroad china display and the model train layouts are being remodeled.
Does the Museum host Field Trips?
The museum regularly hosts field trips for schools, churches, homeschool groups, and senior groups. Please see our Field Trip page for more information.
The Galveston Railroad Museum actively works to ensure all guests will enjoy the museum.
Services animals must have a harness, leash or tether and must be task trained to assist their owner.
Meals / Entertainment?
Refreshments are provided by Eatcetera at the Railroad Museum's cafe.