Free Admission on September 23, 2017, with Downloadable Museum Day Live! Ticket

Temple’s Railroad & Heritage Museum will open its doors free of charge on Saturday September 23, 2017, as part of Smithsonian Magazine’s thirteenth annual Museum Day Live!, an initiative in which participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based facilities, which offer free admission every day, and open their doors for free to those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket.

The Museum Day Live! ticket is available for download at Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues on September 23, 2017. One ticket per email address is permitted. For more information about Museum Day Live! 2017 and a full list of participating museums and cultural institutions as well as additional information, please visit

Smithsonian recognizes the extraordinary power of museums, and other cultural institutions, to provide visitors with insight and inspiration. The event represents a nationwide commitment to boundless curiosity and the pursuit of knowledge wherever you are. Over 200,000 people downloaded tickets for last year’s event, and this year’s event is expected to attract more museum-goers than ever before.

“Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum is excited to join with our museum colleagues and celebrate the role of museums in our communities. Museum Day Live! is a great way for people to explore their local museums for free,” said Museum Director, Stephanie Long.

The museum’s current exhibit, Requiem for Steam, features the beautiful railroad photographs of David Plowden. Plowden’s images capture the era when steam engines roamed the country and railroaders worked hard to keep them running. Requiem for Steam will be on exhibit until December 9th.

Temple’s Railroad & Heritage Museum is located in the Santa Fe Depot at 315 West Avenue B in downtown Temple. The Museum is open 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.