Galveston Railroad Museum Announces October Family Fun Series

Open Air Concerts, Train Rides and Haunted Tours

RR Museum OctoberThe Galveston Railroad Museum will be hosting an October Family Fun Series the last 4 weekends of October. The idea is the brainchild of the Railroad Museum's new Executive Director, David Robertson.

"The museum has a large outdoor courtyard, combined with a 5 acre railyard. It's the perfect setting for outdoor entertainment. People miss live music and we can provide a large space, with controlled access, that people can spread out over. We're exited to bring live music to the museum's guests." said Robertson.

The event will run Fridays and Saturdays from 6:00 - 8:30pm, the last four weekends of October. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 children and free for Railroad Musuem members. The Harborside Express will be running as well, and guests can take a train ride for an additional $5 each. Included in the admission is tours of the Anacapa, a "haunted" train car, but space is limited so reserve your tickets. More information can be found at https//

Treats will be available at the Whistlestop Café by island favorite Eatcetera. Adults over the age of 21 are invited to bring their own adult beverage to enjoy.

Hayrides on the Harborside Express - For this event only, hay bales on the Harborside Express for a unique fall experience. The Harborside Express is an open-air caboose that travels 1 mile up Harborside Dr., then returns to the Galveston Railroad Museum. The train rides are approximately 15 minutes long. The train is a standing ride without seats. Due to the caboose being open-air, the rides will sometimes be closed during inclement weather.

Train Ride Times are 6:20, 6:40, 7:00, 7:40, and 8:00pm, and will be limited to 80 riders per night. Make sure to buy your tickets in advance!

"Haunted" Tours of the Anacapa - Built in 1929 by Pullman the car was the premier business car for the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad as the 401, and later as the private car of John Palmer Gavit, the editor of the Washington Evening Post. The car had three extremely luxurious and ornate bedrooms, servants’ quarters, dining room, kitchen, parlor, observation deck, and shower facilities. Dwight Eisenhower, Adlai Stevenson, and Harry Truman were among the distinguished passengers who rode on the Anacapa.  

The Anacapa was flooded with 12 feet of water during Hurricane Ike, and has not been open to the public since. Rumor has it that the railcar is haunted by the wife of the car's first owner. Tours will be offered every 20 minutes and are free with museum admission. 

Please note that in light of current conditions, masks will be required inside the museum for this event, unless guests are seated at a table eating or drinking.