ADMISSION

Adults (13-64): $10

Seniors (65+): $8

Children (3-12): $5

Children 2 and under: Free

HOURS

Open Daily

10am - 5pm

Closed mid-October to mid-January

for Polar Express™ Train Ride

LOCATION

2602 Santa Fe Place 

Galveston, TX 77550

409-765-5700

MISSION STATEMENT:

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.

Temporary Exhibits

Harry Briscoe Santa Fe Calendar Art Collection

This collection of Santa Fe's calendar art is currently on loan to the Railroad Museum. Santa Fe created calendars between 1907 and 1993, using most of them to depict the sights and people of the American Southwest. This is the most complete collection of Santa Fe calendar art in the United States.

Panama Railroad Exhibit

Before the Panama Canal, there was the Panama Railroad. Famously built at the cost of "one man per mile" due to disease and dangerous working conditions, the Panama Railroad was built to link the East and West Coasts of the United States. It allowed travelers to reach the opposite coast without crossing the plains on foot or rounding Cape Horn by ship.

The WBT&S: The Little Railroad That Could

This exhibit shows the history of a shortline railroad in East Texas. Although small, it played a very large role in the communities it served. This exhibit includes photographs, oral history, and some of the last remaining artifacts from the WBT&S.

F.W. Ober: Life of a Station Agent

These photographs were collected by Franklin Wallace Ober during his 40-year career as a Station Agent in East Texas.

The Gulf, Colorado, and Santa Fe Railway

This exhibit details the history of two major railroad companies in Galveston: the Galveston, Houston, and Henderson and the Gulf, Colorado, and Santa Fe.