The Railroad Museum
Anchoring Galveston’s historic downtown Strand district is the former Santa Fe Union Station, home to the Railroad Museum (123 25th St., 409/765-5700, www.galvestonrrmuseum.com, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. daily, winter months 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Wed.–Sun., $6 adults, $5 seniors, $3 students 4–12). More than 20,000 railroad items and several dozen vintage passenger, dining, and kitchen cars provide fascinating views of railroad life from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
The main terminal, located at the heart of this impressive Art Deco building, contains interactive exhibits and a collection of unique plaster sculptures depicting “ghosts of travelers past.” Kids will love the miniature model trains and the historic rail cars behind the passenger depot.
© Andy Rhodes from Moon Texas, 6th Edition