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Santa Fe Railroad Depot and Harvey House

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Harvey Restoration

If you are a fan of the Harvey Hotel and Harvey Restaurant story, you will enjoy visiting this... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2018
Bandera, Texas
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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 9 June 2018
San Antonio, Texas
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  • Average11%
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28 Oct 2018
“Harvey Restoration ”
9 Jun 2018
“Hidden Gem Closed to the Public”
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600 E Depot St, Brownwood, TX 76801-7000
+1 325-646-9535
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Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

If you are a fan of the Harvey Hotel and Harvey Restaurant story, you will enjoy visiting this restored depot. We’ve been to others in New Mexico and Arizona where they continue as renovated historical hotels, and this is just as nice, though this now...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AirstreamR
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

The visit to the Santa Fa Railroad Museum was very informative. I love all the train displays and all the information about the start of the first trains in Brownwood TX. My family and I was able to take lots of pictures and tour a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank LaDonia C
Reviewed 9 June 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Napunani
Reviewed 30 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)

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Gary K
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

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank gusngladisP
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

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Walker S
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.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank CPBuff61
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.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Flasher407
Reviewed 26 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

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Gary K
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

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank Orlando M
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Trevor M
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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.....