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Texas Independence Trail Region

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

Elgin: Elgin Union Depot Museum


A “UNION” OF RAILROADS

Elgin’s Union Depot Museum, housed in the restored 1903 railroad depot constructed of locally-produced red bricks, explores the history of the Texas Brazos Trail region’s railroads, agriculture, transportation, and people. The “Union” refers to the agreement between two major rail lines, both requiring a depot for the eight passenger trains passing through daily, to share the depot. Today, the Elgin Historical Association operates the museum, organizing changing exhibits throughout the year. The museum features and services include three exhibit rooms, photo archives, photo copying, Elgin history, railroad history, help with local genealogy, an Elgin Area Veterans display, and a gift shop. The Elgin Union Depot Museum is part of the Elgin Commercial Historic District, among the 67 buildings considered contributing structures erected between 1872 and 1947. The museum, located on Depot Square at Main and Depot Streets, is opened Tuesday through Saturday and group tours are available by appointment.   


Location

  • 310 N Main St
  • Elgin, Texas
  • 78621

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Hours & Fees

  • Tuesday-Saturday, 2 p.m.- 5 p.m.

  • Free


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