Galveston Railroad Museum
A museum dedicated to the restoration, observation, and re-use of historic facilities and equipment.
The Galveston Railroad Museum is an educational and entertaining museum destination along The Strand Historic District that shows visitors a different side of this city's history - the rail side. This fun museum offers up 5 tracks and a 4-acre rail yard for you and your group to immerse yourselves in and explore.
This museum is owned and operated by the Center for Transportation and Commerce and was established with funds from the well-known local businesswoman and philanthropist, Mary Moody Northern. During your visit, you will learn all about her and her local empire whilst also learning all about historic locomotives. See indoor displays of rail artifacts and model trains inside the museum, with permanent exhibits such as the Santa Fe Warbonnets, People's Gallery, Restaurant on Rails, Passenger Cars, Gallery of Rail History, Garden of Steam, and Model Train Theater. You will find interesting collections throughout these exhibits such as the world's largest collection of railroad dining ware.
After you've explored all the exhibits inside head outside and see actual historic train cars and maybe even take a Saturday Train Ride. These rides are about 15 minutes long and take guests on an open-air caboose that travels 1 mile up Harborside Drive and back. Field trip groups will be able to tour rail cars, take a ride, eat lunch inside a historic dining car, and much more during their visit!