Galveston Railroad Museum

The Museum

Are there any railway enthusiasts among you? In that case, pay attention: the Galveston Railroad Museum is a museum dedicated to preserving and presenting the railroad history of Galveston, Texas. It is housed in a historic railroad depot built in 1932 and is considered a major city landmark.

The museum is home to a large collection of historical locomotives, carriages and other items from the world of locomotion. Visitors have the opportunity to get an up-close look at some trul historic vehicles and learn about the important impact that the advent of the railroad had in the development of Galveston and its surrounding region.

While boasting many highlights, one that should top the list for any rail enthusiast is the “Santa Fe Warbonnet” steam locomotive. Considered to be one of the most well-known and iconic American locomotives, it has been lovingly restored and is a stunning example of the engineering and sheer attention to detail that went into the steam engines of yesteryear.

For railway enthusiasts and history buffs alike, the Galveston Railroad Museum is a fascinating destination that offers a glimpse into the past and allows everyone to find out more about the historic significance that the railway had to trade and transport in the region.

In 2008, much of the exhibits fell victim to Hurricane Ike. Inundated with 10 feet of salt water, the museum had to close and restore its exhibits. After three years and some investments in new diesel locomotives, the reopening took place in 2011.

Spend The Night On A Historic Train

Don’t miss out on this unique experience! Spend a memorable night aboard the Historic 1949 Bonnie Brook Rail Car at the Galveston Railroad Museum.

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2602 Santa Fe Pl, Galveston, TX 77550

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