Galveston Railroad Facility Rental Information
The Railroad Museum is a unique setting for receptions with space available both indoors or outdoors. The Museum's depot, known as the "People's Gallery" can accommodate 400 plus people for a cocktail party or up to 300 people for a seated dinner reception. The Museum also offers the use of our "Garden of Steam". Our beautiful gazebo, located in the center of the garden, is an ideal place for memorable photographs of your special event. For smaller gatherings, vintage rail dining cars are available which accommodate up to 64 people for business gatherings, children's birthday parties or small gatherings. Call for pricing and availability (409)765-5700.
The Galveston Railroad Museum is located in Galveston Texas, a thriving Historic District filled with exciting shops, restaurants, and attractions. The Museum offers an unforgettable experience to all who visit. Towering at the head of the Strand, the vast Railroad Museum boasts one of the largest restored railroad collections in the southwest, and one of the five largest in the country, with numerous railroad memorabilia and exhibits, including more than 40 pieces of locomotives and rolling stock. Here at South East Texas' most popular railroad museum, there is something for everyone!
The Museum has an interesting history. Saved from demolition by the Moody Foundation, this impressive Art Deco building was once the Union Passenger Depot. Now the waiting room is populated with life-size plaster models of "ghosts of travelers past" telling tales of their Victorian rail adventure when Galveston and its railroads were at the heart of Texas commerce. The historical "People's Gallery" features an elegant setting for you occasion, including a stately marble dance floor and area for musical entertainment. Our unique gift shop can be utilized to serve your cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.
The Galveston Railroad Museum offers a number of unique indoor and outdoor event venues that are sure to make your occasion memorable. Let us be the site of your next special event! Working with your caterer or special events planner, our Facilities Rental staff can help ensure an unforgettable experience for your guests.
The Museum has a variety of facilities, suitable for events such as corporate meetings, receptions, dinners, and other social gatherings.
Your guests can conveniently park in the Museum's secured, lighted lot, located on the Museum grounds.
For smaller gatherings, vintage rail dining cars are available which accommodate up to 64 people for business gatherings, children's birthday parties or small gatherings.
Top off your event by treating your guests to special train ride aboard the Museum's "Harborside Express"! This option as well as other special arrangements are available by inquiry.