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Texas Tropical Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Brownsville: Historic Brownsville Museum


Photo by Curtis Craven

Downtown, a restored Spanish Colonial Revival-style Southern Pacific depot is home of the Historic Brownsville Museum. The 1928 structure displays bilingual exhibits on early town history. Its star attraction is the restored 1870s steam-powered Engine #1 of the Rio Grande Railroad. Also displayed is the 1850s mahogany bedroom set of local entrepreneur Simón Celaya, who ran the railroad between Brownsville and the port of Point Isabel (now Port Isabel).


Location

  • 641 East Madison Street
  • Brownsville, Texas
  • 78520

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Hours & Fees

  • Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

  • Adults: $2, Age 15 and under: .50 cents


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