Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum

315 West Avenue B, Temple, TX 76501 - United States



Make Tracks to Temple! Completed in 1911, the historic Santa Fe Depot houses the Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum. The exhibits explore the history of the railroad and topics relating to regional and local history. The Museum also hosts temporary exhibits, educational programs, and special events.


In our Temporary Exhibits Gallery will be the National Archives exhibit "Picturing Nam: U.S. Military Photography of the Vietnam War."

Military photographers stationed in Vietnam took thousands of photographs that covered every aspect of the conflict—photographs that are now part of our National Archives. Their assignments sent them everywhere: the jungles and swamps, forward bases, hospital ships, rivers, and air bases. Unsanitized and uncensored, these indelible images give an intimate and ground up view of the war and those who fought it.

In our permanent gallery, we have exhibits covering Temple history, as well as exhibits covering railroad history and it’s national impact not only on Temple, but on the rest of the nation.


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