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

Volunteer at the Museum

Love Trains?  Want to become more involved?  We love our volunteers!  If any of the positions listed below appeal to you, please call us at 409-765-5700 or fill out the form at the bottom of the page. We cannot wait to see you!

Greeter: Welcome visitors to the Museum, answer questions and provide information.

Train Crew: Be a part of operating the Harborside Express on Saturdays, special events, and occasional weekday runs. Train There are also opportunities for switching cars in the yard. After 6 months of volunteering, Train Crew are eligible to take the Museum’s Locomotive Engineer class

Engineers: Are you a former railroader that misses running a locomotive? Come volunteer at the Museum and operate our GE1983 80-tonner. This position requires a day long certification class.

Docent: Guide visitors for tours of the Museum.

Special Events Volunteer: Welcome and provide information to guests, or perform important behind the scenes work preparing for conferences, birthday parties, and more.

Donation Policy

The museum is always on the lookout for train history. Donations are vital to the continued preservation and restoration of railroading artifacts. If you have an donation that you would like to make to the museum or think we might be interested in, please read the Donation Policy below.

For monetary donations, please call 409-765-5700 or e-mail David Robertson, Executive Director at

For other donations, please first read over the Museum’s Donation Policy Below. Then, fill out the Donation Inquiry Form and follow steps on the form to submit.

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