History tends to repeat itself, which means there's a good chance you'll get run over by another war elephant. Learn from the past with this Groupon.
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- $6 for admission for two (up to $10 value)
- $11 for admission for four (up to $20 value)
- $16 for admission for six (up to $30 value)
Rosenberg Railroad Museum
If it weren’t for the railroad, there would be no Rosenberg. In 1880 the Gulf, Colorado, and Santa Fe Company extended their tracks across those of another railway, creating a junction that they named after the railway’s president, Henry von Rosenberg. All that remains of this junction’s original depot, from which the town of Rosenberg grew, is the signal tower, which is now the centerpiece of Rosenberg Railroad Museum’s collection of historic railcars and other railway paraphernalia.
Representing the full spectrum of passenger railcars, the collection includes a caboose—the living quarters of a train conductor—and a Canadian government business car, which in the 1920s had been appointed to transport dignitaries and prime ministers in comfort. At the museum’s education center, an HO-gauge model train gives visitors a macro view of a rail network, and, up in the signal tower, an interlocking machine lets visitors play at train traffic control, using the same switches the towerman flipped back in 1903 to make sure only one train was routed through a junction at a time and no trains were routed down the tracks that just led straight off the edge of the world.
Tips from Groupon Customers
“Really nice little place ....kids have stuff to do that they can learn. Great Place to picnic first and then do the tour :)”
“We took our 3 yr old grandson because he LOVES trains. Think he was young for the history, but he was enchanted with the model train room and , of course, loved the...”
“We took our 3 yr old grandson because he LOVES trains. Think he was young for the history, but he was enchanted with the model train room and , of course, loved the play room.”
“Great museum, we really enjoyed it. This is a very important part of our history and well worth preserving to pass along to the next generation.”
1921 Avenue F
Rosenberg, Texas 77471