Rosenberg Railroad Museum
The Rosenberg Railroad Museum is a hidden gem in the heart of Historic Downtown Rosenberg. The museum has a comprehensive railroad collection and exhibits that trace the story of Rosenberg, Fort Bend County, and its deep roots in the railroad industry.
The museum’s grounds are two acres and offer a park-like atmosphere, it sits next to four active rail lines, providing guests of all ages an immersive railroad experience. There are seven structures that guests can explore throughout the property with our docent-led tours. Among those structures, guests can enjoy the Victorian Era 1879 Business Car; The Quebec, Rosenberg’s very own interlocker Tower, Tower 17 (built-in 1903); and the museum’s 1970s Missouri Pacific Caboose.
For model train fans, the museum has its own model train room with two HO model train exhibits on display and a Lionel O-gauge model train exhibit that is currently in progress. In addition, the Rosenberg Railroad Museum is the only museum near the Greater Houston area that offers guests of all ages the chance to experience a Garden Railroad. The museum’s Garden Railroad is tailored to look like Historic Downtown Rosenberg in the 1950s and its surrounding areas.
For planners, there is plenty of parking space available for tour buses in front of the museum and a parking lot is also available where there is more than enough space for multiple buses to park. All the stops mentioned are within walking distance.
Explore Historic Downtown
After exploring the museum’s grounds and experiencing our Garden Railroad’s depiction of the town of Rosenberg in the 1950s, walk on over to Historic Downtown Rosenberg. Enjoy the restaurants, boutiques, and antique shops.
Another Time Soda Fountain & Cafe is situated right across the street from the museum. Here, you’ll find delicious, all-American foods and original handmade milkshakes. Among the various mouthwatering options, Rosenberg has to offer there is the Ol’ Railroad Cafe, where they serve an excellent all-American breakfast, lunch, and dinner for everyone to enjoy. Or perhaps you’re a taco lover, Bob’s Tacos is your stop! And if you’re looking for something more on the sweet side, stop by Edible Candy Bites Dist. Co., where you’ll find sweets for everyone to enjoy!
After an outing at the museum and lunch, take a stroll and explore the rest of the shops throughout the downtown area. Step into the various antique shops, where you’ll find hidden treasures in places like D&S Antique Mall, Vogelsang Antique Emporium, Roots and Relics, and the Red Queen’s Attic just to name a few. If you prefer shopping at stylish local boutiques there’s Southern Sisters, Wild Blossom Texas, and Calla Lilies.
Home and Goods
If you are looking for unique and sophisticated furniture pieces for your home or office, Portillo’s Home and Garden has you covered. If you’re more into the art scene, check out the Fort Bend Art Center, where you will find art pieces from painting to 3D sculptures.