Temple Railroad & Heritage Musem

The Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum inspires visitors to discover the rich railroad heritage and the history that shaped our community in the past and today.

The permanent exhibits explore working and traveling on the railroad with an emphasis on the Santa Fe Railway. The museum also hosts a range of changing temporary exhibits, as well as education programs and special events. The museum’s collection of railroad equipment is displayed on the grounds, next to an active railroad yard where rail fans can observe daily operations and traffic of the BNSF and Amtrak. The beautiful Santa Fe Gardens, Whistlestop Playground, and the Santa Fe Plaza are nearby.

Museum Hours

Tuesday - Saturday | 10 am - 4 pm


$4.00 (ages 13-59)
$3.00 (ages 60+)
$2.00 (ages 5-12)
Children under 5 Free | Active duty military admission is free with ID


Family Days

The Museum offers FREE Family Day activities on the first Saturday of the month from 10 am to 1 pm. The theme changes every month with different crafts and activities. Mark your calendar for the upcoming Family Days at the museum. 


Forgotten Figures

Saturday, April 6th

Did you know a woman invented wireless internet, like Bluetooth and GPS? Join us on Saturday, April 6th, to explore some of the awesome women in history who did extraordinary things. From inventors like Hedy Lamarr to scientists like Madam Curie, learn about historical figures you may have missed in school.

Train Day

Saturday, May 4th

National Train Day National Train Day is here again! Join the museum for our annual celebration of the Transcontinental Railroad. Whether you are a train enthusiast or just interested in a little slice of American history, National Train Day has something for everyone. Guests can expect inside & outside activities, including glitter tattoos, a bubble pool, drawings for prizes, the return of Speeder Cars on the tracks behind the Museum, and much more! Tickets are on sale now! https://bit.ly/TrainDay24 

Tickets are $5.00 per person, with children two and under free. They can be purchased in advance only through Eventbrite.

Train May 4

Beat the Heat: Travel the World

Saturday, June 1st

Summer is hot! Do some fun summer things inside! Learn about some of the most scenic places worldwide and join us for our Beat the Heat Family Day. There will be crafts, activities, and, most importantly, air conditioning. Drink water, and come to Family Day.

Exhibits at the Museum

Temporary Exhibit 

Changing the Face of Power Women in the US Senate

Changing the Face of Power: Women in the U.S. Senate

March 26 - May 22

Melina Mara began photographing the thirteen women in the U.S. Senate in 2001, continuing as their number grew to fourteen in 2003. At a time when access to national politicians is increasingly controlled, Mara persuaded a majority of the senators to allow her to document the unprecedented role of women in the Senate, both behind the scenes and before microphones.

Changing the Face of Power is an exhibition by the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at The University of Texas at Austin, presented in partnership with Humanities Texas.
Changing the Face of Power is made possible in part by a We the People grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Yosemite People

June 4, 2024 – August 17, 2024

At Yosemite National Park, more than five million annual visitors are supported by thousands of local rangers, workers, and volunteers. Through Yosemite People, a new traveling exhibit, the complex and nuanced relationships between people and Yosemite’s natural wonders come to life. Photographs from award-winning artist Jonas Kulikauskas – who brings his street photography sensibilities to the wilderness – reveal crowds clamoring to take the perfect selfie with Half Dome in the background and families cooling off in Tenaya Creek, while servers prep for diners at the Ahwahnee Hotel and rangers patrol the expansive Park. Traditions and history, too, are preserved through these images; Kulikauskas captures master basket weaver Julia Parker before her retirement, as well as Yosemite Valley Stables (where horseback riding tours are no longer allowed). Augmenting these images are text panels with oral histories from visitors to and workers in Yosemite, as well as historic images from Eadweard Muybridge, Ansel Adams, and Carleton Watkins to provide context for photography of the Park.

Hemingway in Comics

September 3 – October 19, 2024

he exhibition Hemingway in Comics provides a unique and entertaining lens for considering one of America’s most influential authors through themes that explore his origin story as well as his legendary iconic personas, both fact and fiction. In several appearances across multiple languages, Hemingway is often portrayed as the hypermasculine legend: bearded, boozed up, and ready to throw a punch. But just as often, comic book writers see past the bravado to the person, grappling with his own demons. Hemingway’s role in these comics ranges from the divine to the ridiculous, as his image is recorded, distorted, lampooned, and whittled down to its core.

Hemingway in Comics presents a new, more complicated way to look at Hemingway: a man, an artist, and a character that has taken on a life of its own and allows visitors to consider why Hemingway’s image, in particular, is so enduring. However, this exhibition is not only for the dedicated Hemingway fan, it will appeal to all those with an appreciation for comics, pop culture, and the absurd.

The Fourth Grade Project

November 12, 2024 – January 7, 2025

In the past decade, acclaimed artist Judy Gelles interviewed and photographed more than 300 fourth-grade students from a wide range of economic and cultural backgrounds in China, England, India, Israel, Italy, Nicaragua, St. Lucia, South Africa, Dubai, South Korea, and multiple areas of the United States. She asked all of the students the same three questions: Who do you live with? What do you wish for? What do you worry about? Their varied stories touch on the human condition and urgent social issues.