Railroading Merit Badge Class

The Railroad Museum has temporarily suspended the Merit Badge Program.

Classes are approximately four hours long beginning at 10:00am and include an educational scavenger hunt, boxed lunch and caboose ride aboard the Harborside Express.

As with all merit badge classes, scouts should have purchased the handbook and have read it before attending the class.  
Please bring your Scout Master signed blue card which will be authorized upon completion of class.

Cost per Scout: $40


Adults may attend this class for a fee of $18, which includes Museum admission and a boxed lunch. Adults may purchase train ride tickets for an additional $5

There are no current classes being offered.  

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Eagle Scout Project

Eagle Scouts interested in railroading can opt to adopt a car and supervise renovation.  For example, a Denver and Rio Grande Western flat car, used in 1931 to haul the marble for the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, was restored by Philip Hyde of Friendswood, Texas as his Eagle Scout project.  The Museum will provide all materials needed for the project.

Projects are available on a case by case basis and approved by the museum's Executive Director.

Inquire at the Railroad Museum or call 409-765-5700.


Adults (13-64): $10

Seniors (65+): $8

Children (3-12): $5

Children 2 and under: Free


Open Daily

10am - 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.