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The Galveston Railroad Museum is a railroad museum owned and operated by the Center for Transportation and Commerce, a non-profit organization. The museum was established with funds from Galveston businesswoman and philanthropist Mary Moody Northen and the Moody Foundation.Use our Galveston trip planner to visit Galveston Railroad Museum on your trip to Galveston, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
The museum is located at 25th and Strand in Galveston, Texas. It is housed in the former Santa Fe Railroad station, at the head of The Strand.
The museum was damaged during Hurricane Ike, but has since reopened.
Galveston Railroad Museum reviews
The way the museum is presented I could actually visualize the train stations I visited with my Aunts and Uncles as a kid. The sights, sounds, exhibits, refurbished and cared for trains and coaches..... more »
Both the outdoor exhibits and the museum reflect and present the railroad history of Galveston in a informative and concise manner. Take your time, walk among and through these well preserved... more »
This is a great place to visit while in Galveston. I take my family almost every time we go and enjoy it time after time. There are historic trains as well as model train setups. You can also take a quick train ride. Last time we went the engineer let us ride with him on the engine! Great for all ages. Be prepared to stay hydrated if you go during the summer as many of the exhibits are actual train cars with no air conditioning.
This place is pretty amazing, you can walk through all the trains and see what they really used to be like and the full museum walk through after that is amazing! There was a section of the museum where the worker allowed us an up close photo of a conductor hat that looks like the kind my grandpa used when he drove trains! It was a fantastic experience! They have a train ride for the kids too but it wasn't running the day we went because it rained.
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