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1325 E. Washington St. Brownsville, Texas 78520

1 (956) 541-5560

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HISTORIC BROWNSVILLE MUSEUM

641 E. Madison Street

Brownsville, Texas 78520

956.548.1313

Hours of Operation:

Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00am to 4:00pm

Sundays - Mondays: CLOSED

The Historic Brownsville Museum is located at the old Southern Pacific Railroad Depot. Built-in 1928, the Southern Pacific Railroad Depot is recognized as a Texas Historical Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Inside the depot, the museum details the events that led to Brownsville's establishment and display temporary exhibits that highlight various topics related to local history.

Also included in your admission to the museum are the Simon Celaya building, and the Mary A. Yturria Education Center.

An 1872 Baldwin wood-burning, narrow gauge railroad locomotive is located in the Simon Celaya building. This permanent exhibit tells the story of the Rio Grande Railroad which began operating in 1872 between Brownsville and Point Isabel (now Port Isabel).  This engine, known as Rio Grande Engine No. 1, is the last of its kind in the world.

The Mary A. Yturria Education Center was constructed behind the depot building to provide the community with a venue for educational outreach programs, cultural programs, art/cultural exhibits, and various events.  The Yturria Education Center is also available for rent for public and private events.

Adult Admission:

Senior Admission:

Student Admission:

Children under 6:

BHA Members:

BISD Students & Teachers:

Military:

$6.00

$4.00

$2.00

FREE

FREE

FREE

FREE

BROWNSVILLE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION

1325 E. Washington Street 

Brownsville, Texas 78520

1 (956) 541-5560

BROWNSVILLE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION

1325 E. Washington Street, Brownsville, Texas 78520

1 (956) 541-5560 

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