The museum is located about a 45 minute drive from Houston and has been celebrating railroading in Fort Bend Country for over 160 years. Did you know that Rosenberg was (and still is) a hub for multiple rail lines? Neither did I.
After we completed the scavenger hunt and received our small prize, we were taken on a private tour of the rest of the buildings. We didn’t need to reserve the tour ahead of time, they have a number of docents on hand and once a group is ready to move on to the rest of the museum, away you go! All of the guides are volunteers and so knowledgeable. The museum is also located right next to active tracks so you can see working trains coming and going throughout your visit.
From there, you explore the 1972 Mopac Caboose to see how a conductor lived and are taken to the 1979 Quebec Sleeping Car were you are transported back in time to when traveling by rail was the peak of luxury.
The hours are limited and they are only open Wednesdays – Saturdays, so check the website before you go. Adults are $5, children 2-14 are $3 and under 2 years old is free. They also host birthday parties and special events.
She and her husband moved to Houston from California in 2009 and are now raising three freshly minted Texans. When she is not chasing around her preschooler and toddler twins, Amanda freelances as a publicist. She loves good food, a nice glass of wine, and the sound of silence. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @KismetSorena where you can expect to find an overwhelming amount of pictures of her children.