Traveling with children is one of the best experiences. It can also be one of the most challenging. Galveston is an incredible destination for families. One of the attractions that make Galveston awesome is the Galveston Railroad Museum.
With 5 acres and over 40 pieces of rolling stock, there is plenty of room for little legs to run. Many of the cars are open and you can walk though different kinds of cars ranging from dining cars to postal cars. The different types of engines are on display and open to be toured.
Not only are the cars open, but they are staged with era-specific models wearing clothes or eating a snack from the era in which the train car was in operation. Its really interesting to see what was considered “luxury” travel at that time. You can also sit on the benches or take a picture in a berth and imagine what it felt like to travel through the night with the clickity-clack of the train tracks and the sway of the railcars as they rocked you to sleep.
A caboose makes a run down a mile of track most weekends. There is also a Polar Express during the holidays. You can access the website here.
There is also a museum exhibit open that details the history of the railroad in Texas and Galveston as well as how the museum came to be. The museum is open daily with admission for adults being $10.00 and children ages 3 and older being $5.00. There are various discounts listed on the website.
So, whether you are looking for an interesting stop on vacation or an interesting field trip while you homeschool, the Galveston Railroad Museum is a great stop. For more on what to see and do in Galveston, click here.
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