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Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum, Temple

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History Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Completed in 1911, the historic Santa Fe Depot houses the Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum. The exhibits explore the history of the railroad and topics relating to regional and local history. The museum also hosts temporary exhibits, education programs, and special events.

The museum’s collection of railroad equipment is displayed on the grounds, next to an active railroad yard where rail-fans can observe daily operations and traffic of the BNSF and Amtrak. The beautiful Santa Fe Gardens, Whistlestop Playground, and Temple Visitor Center are also nearby.

There is plenty of parking on-site. Group tours can be booked with advance notice by calling (254) 298-5172.Visitors can purchase admission to the museum in the Museum Gift Shop, along with souvenirs and all sorts of train goodies for all ages. Come visit us today!


$4 Adults

$3 Seniors

$2 Children (Age 5-12, under 5 are free)

Free to Active Duty Military Families with Military I.D.
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  • This museum has excellent permanent and traveling exhibits. Also, the first Saturday of each month is Family Day with lots of fun activities for kids and adults.  more »
  • The heritage museum maybe small but offers a lot of history and transport back in the day when train was a real mean of transportation. Definitely worth the visit.  more »
  • Good time especially for younger kids. Not so big as to overwhelm you and not so small as to disappoint. It was just right for us. The staff was engaging and very pleasant and the price was great. We particularly enjoyed being able to see the engineers station in the steam engine. The only downside was the trains interior could use some revitalization. But I know it's a work in progress and they are constantly improving upon what is a great way to spend a few hours. It was money well spent and I will gladly return with my family.
  • I loved this place! I had such an incredible experience! There were so many wonderful displays! For me, the most wonderful was the Vietnam in Photos Exhibition on the second floor. So moving... such impact... so very happy that I was able to this!

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