Museum Hours: 10AM to 5PM. Open Daily. ~ Call: 409-765-5700

Mission Statement

The Galveston Railroad Museum is dedicated to the restoration, observation, and re-use of its historic facilities and equipment for the development of educational and interactive programs, which support railroading and transportation initiatives serving our regional community.


Museum Board of Directors

Ramiro Barba
Dr. John Bertini, Chairman
Dr. Stephen Duncan
Dr. Don Harper, Secretary
Patrick Henry
Doug Poole, Vice Chairman
Ken Zimmern, Treasurer

The Museum

Take a nostalgic journey back to a golden age at the Galveston Railroad Museum and explore the history and future of the railroad. All ages will enjoy the interactive activities beginning in the train station and continuing onto the 5 acre railyard. Open Daily!

David Robertson, Executive Director

David is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Galveston Railroad Museum. He has a deep understanding and knowledge of visitor experience, events, and the hospitality industry, specifically relating to Galveston. David attended Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, Texas before moving to Galveston in 1996. His decades of experience are a boon to the museum.

Employment / Volunteer Opportunities

Internships available inquire inside museum

Photography Policy

Guests of the Galveston Railroad Museum are welcomed and encouraged to take pictures of their visit to the museum, however, any professional photos or still shots involving models (such as engagement pictures, senior pictures, family photography, portfolios, etc…) are subject to the Photo Shoot Fees below. Any use of special photography equipment (tri-pods, lighting, props) will be subject to the Photo Shoot Fees.

Photo Shoot Fee: $50 for the first hour then 30 minute increments may be added for $25 each (minimum of 1 hour required). This fee includes admission for 1 photographer and up to 4 guests. Groups larger than this will need to pay additional admission fees.
Photo Shoot Reservation: Walk-in photoshoots are permitted, however, it is helpful for the museum staff to know when a photoshoot is expected. Museum staff can advise on large group or events occurring at the museum that may interfere with a photo shoot. Walk-in photoshoots must be checked into the museum by 3:45 pm.

Before/After Hours Photoshoots
All Photo Shoots before or after regular museum operating hours require reservations and are subject to the below fees.

6:00 am – 10:00 am: $125 per hour
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm: $125 per hour
7:00 pm to Midnight: $175 per hour

These fees include the usage of non-operating equipment in the rail yard only (no access to buildings)

All professional filming is subject to additional fees. Please call our office with all inquiries at 409-765-5700.

Commercial Photography: The Galveston Railroad Museum retains all rights to images of their museum, and does not allow images of the museum to be used in a for-profit venture. Images of the museum, rolling stock, artifacts, facilities, exhibits or visitors and employees may not be sold. The museum allows for professional photography intended for private use only.

Commercial media productions must not distort the purposes or integrity of the Museum and its collections. No object, exhibit, or structure will be used in the promotion of a product or service that implies endorsement by the Galveston Railroad Museum.

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