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Galveston Railroad Museum

2602 Santa Fe Pl, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1479
+1 409-765-5700
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
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“rail cars” (31 reviews)
“rolling stock” (20 reviews)
“train ride” (19 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
2602 Santa Fe Pl, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1479
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+1 409-765-5700
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"rail cars"
in 31 reviews
"rolling stock"
in 20 reviews
"train ride"
in 19 reviews
"love trains"
in 12 reviews
"dining car"
in 10 reviews
"miniature train"
in 7 reviews
"mail car"
in 7 reviews
"place settings"
in 7 reviews
"hurricane ike"
in 37 reviews
"train buff"
in 5 reviews
"on display"
in 22 reviews
"life size"
in 6 reviews
"walk thru"
in 8 reviews
"back in the day"
in 7 reviews
"audio tour"
in 13 reviews
"air conditioned"
in 10 reviews
"history lesson"
in 6 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Galveston Railroad Museum located near the Galveston Strand District at 2602 Santa Fe Place is a large collection of railroad cars including several types. Free parking is offered with admission. Each person is given a rail yard map showing location of each car together...More

Thank ESD1836
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I might be partial to the museum because my husband and I had our wedding reception here, however, we absolutely love this museum. It is small and quaint but I truly feel like ive stepped back in time in this museum. The railroad cars that...More

Thank kfclark13
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located right next to the cruise ship docks, this treasure of Rail History has living examples of the extensive history. From the moment you enter, it feels like you have entered the train depot from the 1920's, complete with statues of people from that era....More

Thank TexFlyers
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was warm to do all the outside cars but our 10 year old didn't think so! They were interesting. Too bad the weather is treating to the well being of these treasures. Hurricanes have really damaged so much in this area. The display with life...More

1  Thank 106janaj
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All of the family (ranging age 2 to 42) had a really fun time at the Railroad Museum. They let you climb all over retired trains. It was a blast.

Thank Jennisgreat
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited here on a hot Friday in June. This is a very laid back museum that allows you to walk through and climb on many of the old engines, cars and other pieces. It is not a sophisticated polished type of museum but one...More

Thank Jack T
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Reviewed 16 June 2018

I am a huge history buff and this museum takes you back in time to when the railroad was king. I loved seeing the old cars and how people traveled back then. I thought of the old movies I love to watch. You could walk...More

Thank Lori F
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

This railroad museum was an interesting place to spend time with my great grand children. There are interesting displays of old railroad pictures of times gone by. Places to sit and rest while the kids let off a bit of energy, a nice gift shop...More

Thank RRrider2014
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

It's not the best railroad museum in America but at least they let you climb on & in some cases enter some engines & carriages. Train rides for the littlelies on Saturday will appeal as well as the model railways. The art deco railway station...More

Thank aussiewanderers
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

Most railroad museums I have visited have an abundance of rolling stock on exhibit. Not this one; lots of photographs but just a few engines, cars, and artifacts on site, and not all those are accessible to visit. However, there are other areas of interest,...More

Thank Grumpyworm
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Kathy H
17 October 2017|
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Response from RosaDaniels | Reviewed this property |
No trains moving just trains from long ago to look at. Great for train buffs.
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barrerajr
26 July 2017|
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Response from SteveT6029677454 | Reviewed this property |
The answers already given are correct. Adults $10; Seniors $8; Kids $5
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Candice J
22 June 2017|
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Response from Retiredhappytravelor | Reviewed this property |
I have the same response as RosaDanie. Sorry, but as mentioned this is a museum. all the best with your travels! It is a gorgeous area.
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