Located in the pretty 1928 Southern Pacific Depot building, this museum has one gallery with artifacts and information about the early history of Brownsville and another gallery with artifacts from St. Joseph Academy but no information about the school. Locomotive # 1, which ran between Port Isabel and Brownsville delivering cargo and passengers to the town, is housed in a separate building along with railroading artifacts.
Both buildings are accessible.
Two small parking lots are located on East Madison Street on either side of the museum. Small RVs will fit in the lots, larger RVs can be parked on the street.