Galveston Railroad Museum


Housed in Galveston’s beautiful former Santa Fe Railroad Station, this little museum holds exhibits on train history and old rail cars as well as model railroads. Saturday you can all-aboard for a 15-minute train ride on the tracks out back from 11am to 1:30pm.

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