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Santa Fe Railroad Depot and Harvey House

600 E Depot St, Brownwood, TX 76801-7000
+1 325-646-9535
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Hidden Gem Closed to the Public

Greatly disappointed upon visiting here on a Saturday. There was no public access to this... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Napunani
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San Antonio, Texas
Back to Yesterday

We have a nice station and decent tracks....Now all we need is AMTRAK service or a shuttle to... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2016
Gary K
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Brownwood, Texas
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2 weeks ago
“Hidden Gem Closed to the Public”
29 Sep 2016
“Back to Yesterday”
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Hours Today: Closed
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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600 E Depot St, Brownwood, TX 76801-7000
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+1 325-646-9535
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Greatly disappointed upon visiting here on a Saturday. There was no public access to this beautiful historical structure. The Santa Fe depot building was hosting a wedding reception and the Harvey House building is utilized by the Brownwood Chamber of Commerce which have weekday hours...More

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Reviewed 29 September 2016

We have a nice station and decent tracks....Now all we need is AMTRAK service or a shuttle to Temple or Cleburne for connections (Well, good luck on that one Bucky)

Thank Gary K
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Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in here one day after an event at the coliseum. We drive by almost daily, but never have stopped in. We were amazed at how much there is to see, the history, and the fun exhibits. The volunteer guide was...More

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Reviewed 18 July 2016

Fred Harvey immigrated from England and founded the "Harvey Houses", a business that focused on cleanliness, service, reasonable prices and good food with a touch of elegance. In 1914 the Harvey House in Brownwood was added to the Santa Fe Depot and restored in the...More

1  Thank Walker S
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Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

City has multi-purposed the depot including museum, Chamber of Commerse and event facility. Parties, weddings, community events, art shows and any variety of events including outside events and concerts.

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Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Not huge but tons of fun. So much information about trains. Huge model train displays. Great displays of those who worked on the railroads. Take the time to stop by.

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Reviewed 25 April 2016

Renovated appx 15 yrs ago (?) ....nice sized depot for a town of appx 20,000. Train museum across the road and a mid-sized steamer adjacent to depot (3 wheel drive (?) Santa Fe eng # ????...the pigeons love it

Thank Gary K
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

It's a trip back in history, very interesting. I had no high expectations before I visited this place. However; I was impressed as to how well it has been kept. I expected an old run down place and found a very well preserved old train...More

1  Thank Orlando M
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Reviewed 5 January 2016

Nice place to visit, especially if you are a rail buff! Beautiful restoration of the station, and the Brownwood city folks there are very helpful with info about the area and the history. Great place to take a break!

1  Thank Zylon R
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Reviewed 9 August 2015

Exterior of Depot and Harvey House are beautifully restored. Depot consists of restored but empty rooms used for community functions. It was locked during normal business hours, so we just looked through the windows. (We did not ask if it could be unlocked). The Harvey...More

Thank Mockingbird57
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Trevor M
2 May 2016|
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Response from Gary K | Reviewed this property |
Add on:::::::: Their mailing address only shows as Hwy 183 Brownwood Texas 76801 ...We ain't that big of town.....
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