Friday & Saturday Evenings October 9th - 31st
$20 Adults | $10 Children | Members Free
$5 Hayrides on the Harborside Express*
*Harborside Express Tickets must be purchased with Museum admission
Join us for an after hours event! The full museum will be open as usual. In addition, guests will be able to take a "haunted" tour of the Anacapa Pullman car. Live music will be featured in the Garden of Steam Courtyard, and local authors will be on hand to sign books. Fun treats will be available at the Whistlestop Cafe by island favorite Eatcetera. Adults over the age of 21 are invited to bring their own adult beverage to enjoy!
Please note that in light of current conditions, masks will be required inside the museum for this event, unless guests are seated at a table eating or drinking.
Hayrides on the Harborside Express
For this event only, hay bales on the Harborside Express for a unique fall experience.
The Harborside Express is an open-air caboose that travels 1 mile up Harborside Dr., then returns to the Galveston Railroad Museum. The train rides are approximately 15 minutes long. The train is a standing ride without seats. Due to the caboose being open-air, the rides will sometimes be closed during inclement weather.
Train Ride Times are 6:20, 6:40, 7:00, 7:40, & 8:00, and will be limited to 80 riders per night. Make sure to buy your tickets in advance!
"Haunted" Tours of the Anacapa
Built in 1929 by Pullman the car was the premier business car for the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad as the 401, and later as the private car of John Palmer Gavit, the editor of the Washington Evening Post. The car had three extremely luxurious and ornate bedrooms, servants’ quarters, dining room, kitchen, parlor, observation deck, and shower facilities. Dwight Eisenhower, Adlai Stevenson, and Harry Truman were among the distinguished passengers who rode on the Anacapa.
The Anacapa was flooded with 12 feet of water during Hurricane Ike, and has not been open to the public since. Rumor has it that the railcar is haunted by the wife of the car's first owner. Tours will be offered every 20 minutes and are free with museum admission.
Live Music Schedule
Friday, October 9th
Danielle got her start with classical voice training, and after completing an opera degree in Florida, she began singing professionally in Texas with the Houston Grand Opera chorus. At the same time she began exploring jazz under the tutelage of Houston pianist, composer, and educator Joe Locascio.
Friday, October 16th
The Galveston based musical duo Partners In Rhyme featuring islanders, Jenny Joha and Randy Rogers will perform as The Skeleton Crew for a one-night only, Halloween themed show, opening for the renowned poet Edgar Allan Poe (Robert Frank).
Join us on Friday Frightnight, October 16, as Jawbone Jenny Joha (ukulele, vocals) and Rotten Randy Rogers (guitar, vocals) play a set of spooky songs for your evening entertainment. Come dressed as your favorite ghoul. A splendid time is guaranteed for all.
Local realtor and artist Robert Frank has set the poetry of Edgar Allan Poe to the romantic and haunting music of Fredric Chopin. As the late, resurrected Poe, “Deadgar” brings the poetry of Edgar Allan Poe to life, infusing it with emotional drama and romantic intensity, perfectly paired with each musical composition. Robert Frank has been a featured performer for the last 2 years at the International Edgar Allan Poe Festival and Awards in Baltimore and performs each year in Galveston at Dickens on the Strand.
Saturday, October 17th
Cool Beans is a popular trio with a vast repertoire of classic rock, country, a touch of bluegrass, and exceptional 3-part harmonies. The band has been together for 5 years and is proud to play songs that are familiar, yet off the beaten path. They enjoy entertaining at restaurants and clubs in the Houston-Galveston area and are available for private events.
Friday, October 23rd
Back in 2012, the band decided it would be great to have a combo to play something other than what was in vogue at the time. With a love of jazz in common, they formed the Dirty Bay Jazz Players. It's members have performed with such artists as Mic Gillette, Joe Williams, Michael Davis, Yolanda Adams, and Kirk Whalum. Playing together regularly for over seven years has enabled them to assemble a large variety of selections. They perform music from the prohibition era to fusion.
Friday, October 30th
The Cool Water Band plays contemporary country with the right mix of classic country, Texas Country and a touch of rock-n-roll.
Their sets are the mix that keeps the dance floors full, alternating two-steps, line dances, waltzes and polkas. The band maintains an excellent rapport by fulfilling requests and interacting with the audience.
The Cool Water Band has opened for Roger Creager, David Allan Coe, Neal McCoy and Honeybrowne. The Cool Water Band has also performed with Kevin Fowler, Mickey Gilley, Max Stalling and Charlie Robison.
Saturday, October 31st, Halloween
featuring Danielle Reich
Formed in 2015, the musicians of Boomtown Brass Band evolved into a performing ensemble steeped in the traditions of authentic 1920s hot jazz. The Boomtown sound begins with the classic New Orleans jazz style, travels north to include Chicago’s “dixieland” style, visits the early 1930s “gypsy jazz” guitar style, and finally adds in a touch of New Orleans second line for good measure.
Boomtown Brass Band is known for making great music for listening or dancing, with an acclaimed following of dancers. Boomtown Brass Band keeps the origins of jazz alive, dancing, singing, and celebrating in Houston.