Museums & Tours

Railroad & Heritage Museum
The Railroad and Heritage Museum is housed in the restored 1910 Santa Fe Depot with a working Amtrak station and the Temple Visitor's Center. It depicts railroad history and local heritage. Exhibits include:
  • Listening stations for train communications
  • Model trains
  • Observation windows looking over BNSF main line
  • Railroad equipment
  • Telegraph room
Locomotives, cabooses and passenger cars are displayed outside.

Hours & Location

The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is located at 315 West Avenue B.

Admission Fee

$4.00 (ages 13-59)
$3.00 (ages 60+)
$2.00 (ages 5-12)
Free admission for Active Military with current I.D.

More Information

For more information, call 254-298-5172 or view their website.
Czech Heritage Museum & Genealogy Center
Czech contributions to the ethnic diversity of Texas are highlighted in a comprehensive exhibit in their newly renovated building, which is also a Temple Historic Marker site. With all of its unique features, the building provides the perfect backdrop for the museum and all of its artifacts at. Preserved artifacts include:
  • A variety of Czech artifacts
  • An extensive library with historic documents dating back to the 1700s
  • Antique musical instruments
  • Bibles
  • Coins
  • Costumes
  • Marionettes hand carved in 1875
  • Needlework
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Genealogy Library
The genealogy library contains one of the largest genealogy collections in Texas and also hosts a computer bank for Internet research.

Hours & Location
The museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday or by appointment. It is located at 119 West French Avenue.

More Information
For more information, call 254-899-2935 or 800-727-7578 or visit them online.
Bell County Museum
The Bell County Museum serves the community as a vital resource for the collection, interpretation and preservation of the historical heritage of the Bell County area. From pre-history to the land grant period, from the formation of the county in 1850 to the establishment of Fort Hood, the region's history is richly portrayed in permanent and rotating exhibits.
Primary Focus
The primary focus of the exhibits at the museum is the first 100 years of Bell County, from 1850 to 1950, using various aspects of rural and city life.

Hours & Location
The museum is located at 201 North Main Street in Belton. Hours of operation are Tuesday to Saturday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission Fee
Admission is free.

More Information
For more information, call 254-933-5243 or visit them online.
The Wilson House Tour
The interiors of the Wilson House feature extensive use of decorative plastic laminates.The Wilson House is a statement of the many founding principals that remain intact even today - innovation, design excellence and a commitment to the continuous development of interior surfacing products that, literally, become the fabric of our everyday lives. In light of this, the house also provides a repository for Wilson art history.
Wilson House
National Landmark Status
In July 1998, the Wilson house was awarded National Landmark status by the Texas Historical Commission and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a significant architectural structure. On the national level, it was recognized for the extraordinary design of the interior which had an impact on the design of subsequent structures and the employment of cutting edge laminate technology.

Hours & Location
Tour hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tours are by appointment only and must be scheduled 1 week in advance. Located at 1714 South 61st Street.

More Information
For more information, please contact 254-207-2207 or visit their website.
The Little & Farquhar Science Museum
See the wonderful world of science on display. Geodes, quartz and meteors are just a few of the many exciting things guests will see here at The Little and Farquhar Science Museum. Set in a shop behind their home near Cater Elementary School, Mr. Little has graciously displayed his private collections of precious metals, gems, rocks, static electricity experiments and much more. A truly unique experience for kids and adults.
There is no charge to visit this museum.

Tour Availability
Please contact Mr. Robert Little at 254-778-1592 for tour availability.