Temporary Exhibits

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.


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.