The Galveston Railroad Museum is a railroad museum housed in the former Santa Fe Railroad station, at 25th and Strand in Galveston, Texas. The Museum is 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.
|Monday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
T Gately | Feb 13, 2018
Absolutely love the Galveston Railroad Museum. It is reminiscent of a time long ago when life was simple, pleasurable, and basic. The railroads were an essential tool used in helping build America.
Dion Moe | Jan 22, 2018
If you love trains and history... its worth the time. The preserved station and the passenger rail cars are wonderful. If you ever wondered what rail travel was like it its heyday this should fill in the gaps.
Mallesh Pai | Dec 28, 2017
Lovely little train museum. My son loved it, especially the train ride (though note that the wait can be long on holidays, we waited nearly an hour). If it's one of those days, my suggestion is one person hold the place in line, others entertain the young ones if you can do that.
taytaydarland | Mar 3, 2018
Guy running the place was very rude. Closed early on a Saturday and refused to let me use the restroom after our family drove all the way from WILLIS TX!! Will not visit again and very unimpressed with their "hospitality" SMH. WHAT A WASTE!!!!
Amber Magness | Jan 20, 2018
Our boys are big fans of trains. We often watch train videos on YouTube. So it's natural for us to come here for our oldest son's birthday and take a ride on Saturdays.
Zac Cornish | Mar 20, 2018
This is the best train museum I've visited to date, and it has something for the whole family. There are engines from steam to diesel eclectic. Plus, you get to climb to the cab of many of the engines and walk through restored cars. There are also lots of side exhibits to interest those in your party that might not care about the hardware: a miniatures section for model train enthusiasts, a silverware section to show off the plates and other serving items used by the railroad, and an immaculate and marbled train station with period dressed statutes.There was more, but I couldn't see it all in the three hours I was there! Add on a very reasonable admission fee, and this is a five star stop! If you come to Galveston, you won't regret stopping! My only qualm is that the train yard lacks detailed information on the workings of trains.It didn't affect my tour because I already knew a lot and provided my group with background information.
Olamide Ogunnika | Mar 26, 2018
I absolutely loved it here. My girlfriend (at that time) loved it. We had a train load of fun. Toured old train cabins, saw some train history, visited to old train station. etc. Amazing experience. Every kid should be brought here.
Craig Kuhl | Mar 19, 2018
Had a great time. Didn't take the little train ride but had fun learning about the history. Kids loved the model trains.
jason baty | Mar 5, 2018
Very good place to go learn about trains. A lot to see and do well worth trip though it. There some train cars to see and go though. Yes worth the money to get in.
L Rodriguez | Apr 1, 2018
My daughter loves trains and really liked this place during our stay in Galveston. Price is fair. The train ride was nice.
Yolanda Franklin | May 1, 2018
Fun place to visit. The train history is interesting. You can go inside old train cars. On weekends the museum gives train rides.
Phillip Thompson | Apr 21, 2018
A great way to spend an afternoon. There are some great photo spots for family memories. Just remember there are some tight spaces in the trains, so, keep the camera gear to a minimum.
Callender Kid | May 21, 2018
Went with friends. Have to pay for parking in Galveston for weekdays but lots of other things to do so worth it. Museum has several different trains and cars. You can walk in and around the cars as well as walk through Miniature train collection. 🚂🚃
Jesse Shaw | Jun 7, 2018
I reccomend going on sundays as the museum isn't busy and you can really take your time looking through the open rail cars and the dinning sets in the museum. It's fun, interactive and gives you a glimpse of modern transportation before the time we are in now. They also have train rides!
William Anderson | Jul 12, 2018
My son loves coming here. It's not the biggest set up in the world but it will surely keep the child and inner child very happy and excited. They have a large amount of model trains in the buildings and on the tracks they have quite a few cars you can tour. If you're lucky they offer the train ride. It's about a 5 mile ride but pretty cool. Not horrible for the $5 cover we paid
Martel Guest | Jun 27, 2018
This museum was enjoyed by the whole family. The price was just right, 2 adults + 2 seniors + 2 kids was $46. Walking through all the rail cars was a unique experience, though some are not air conditioned so be prepared for the heat during the summer months. They do have free parking and some neat items in the gift shop. The location is perfect, just across the street from The Strand.
Angelica Zepeda | Jun 27, 2018
Very interesting facts and place to visit. My kids enjoyed it, so did my mom and I. I can't wait to go back. The staff were extremely nice and talked to us about the history of different things. A great plus of being the only visitors that day. Lol!
Wanda Patterson | Jun 27, 2018
Lovely little museum. My grandkids loved it. I loved the architecture of the building. I saw a place where I think they sell hamburgers and such...maybe...I didn't really check it out. My only complaint is that I think they need to use a wristband system so they can tell who has checked in and who hasn't. We were chased down a few minutes after checking in with our city pass to be told we need to check in and buy tickets...we couldn't just look around.
Douglas Baldwin | Jul 12, 2018
An impressive display of railroad memorabilia both indoors and out. The kids loved looking at the model trains while I enjoyed the many full-sized cars that you can walk around in. At least an hour to go through everything.
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