All Aboard for a Trip to Downtown Historic Rosenberg!

We love partnering with our friends at the Rosenberg Railroad Museum along with the City of Rosenberg for family friendly fun!

There’s no secret that I love Rosenberg, Texas. I have deep roots there {We are talking generations here, people} and my husband and I spent a year or so living here in the beginning of our relationship. I have friends who still live here and we often gravitate toward the family events in Historic Downtown Rosenberg. One of my first articles with Houston Moms Blog was about Rosenberg. Naturally, I’m here again to talk about why you need to head down 59 S right now, turn right on Hwy 36, and get yourself {and your family} to Historic Downtown Rosenberg to check out the great restaurants, shops, museums, antique shops, not to mention the perfectly put-together festivals and events.

The Food

I gotta say, a lot is the same as it was last time. I need some tacos from Bob’s Taco Station. For lunch, I highly recommend Another Time Soda Fountain. My husband loves the burgers and I could tear into a plate of those onion rings right now! I also love starting my day at the Holy Roast Coffee House for a cold brew coffee or a Turtle Latte {depending upon how many times the kiddos woke up over night}.

The Antique Shops

My kids actually really love antique shops. To pique their interest I give them a $10 bill and we challenge each other to find the coolest thing we can find with that $10. My 5 year old is the reigning champ. Rosenberg has no shortage of ahh-mazing antique shops. Our my top favs are :: The Barn Door, Roots and Relics, D & S Antique Mall, and Red Queen’s Attic Antiques. Check them out!

A downtown area.
Tex-Mex food at a restaurant.
Shops along a main street.

The Cultural Arts

Historic Downtown Rosenberg also has many opportunities for your family to expand their horizons and experience the arts. Your Instagram feed will be #winning once you post your pictures of the interesting murals and art throughout the area. Also, your budding artists have to check out Fort Bend Art Center, a place where art enthusiasts can create art, exhibit art work and experience art through art shows, exhibits and learning opportunities. If your family loves theatre and acting, like mine does, check out the plays at the newly renovated The Cast Theatrical Company. It is a great place for a family trip or a date night!

The Family Events

Throughout the year the local businesses of the area get together to host fun family events to bring families together. It’s really inspiring to see such cohesion in the name of togetherness. You can find the most up-to-date event schedule here, keeping in mind that these events are worth your drive to Rosenberg.

The genius of Historic Downtown Rosenberg is that they are enhancing their most vibrating features :: the Railroad! Instead of businesses running away from the noise, they embrace it. One of the coolest family-friendly places down there is the Rosenberg Railroad Museum. The museum is fun for all ages as they host classes for homeschool kiddos, scout troops, preschool ages, as well as birthday parties! Your kids will love the Toy Trains Through the Ages Exhibit {rolling out in April 2019} and the newly repainted 1972 MoPac Caboose exhibit. The Museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and 1:00pm to 5:00 pm on Sundays. They also host many fundraising events throughout the year, but we love Railfest! We can’t wait for the 2019 Railfest and Hobo Walk through Historic Downtown Rosenberg.

Two people at Hobo Walk in Rosenberg. 2019 Railfest and Hobo Walk through Historic Downtown Rosenberg

This year Railfest will be held on the Museum grounds on April 6th from 10:00am – 5:00pm. There will be so many fun activities to see and do for all ages. There will be some awesome model trains in action, games and prizes, bounce houses, the regular exhibits in the Museum itself, crafts, face painting, as well as music and great food {kettle corn, curly fries, Dippin Dots, OH MY!}. I’m also impressed that my kids can ride the trackless train as many times as they want with the $8 general admission ticket. That’s probably their favorite part. You can also stand on the observation platform to watch the {many!} real trains go by AND buy some awesome model trains to take home.

This year there will be a Hobo Walk through Historic Downtown Rosenberg. As a family, look for Hobo Symbols {kind of like emojis} and learn all about the work of hobos {the men traveling by train looking for work} during the depression era. A make-shift hobo camp will also be set up in the Art Park on 3rd Street. On the walk, check out some antiques, try on the latest styles at a few of the boutiques and grab a bite to eat at one of the many local food establishments!

For ticket info, check out their website here.

A child playing with a switchboard.
A model of Garden Railroad.
A model of a city.
A stationary caboose.
I have seen Rosenberg grow throughout the last few years and something that has only gotten better with age has been Historic Downtown Rosenberg. Load the family up and check out one of these fun, family events that will happily get your kiddo to turn off the iPad and get the model train out.

2019 Railfest and Hobo Walk at Rosenberg Main street event details.

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Jennifer is a native outside-the-loop’er growing up and living in the Richmond/Rosenberg area. She has a Bachelors in theology and political science from Texas Lutheran University and a Masters in Liberal Arts from Texas Christian University. She and her husband Greg met in 2010 through and fell in love on their first date. They married exactly one year later and have fought lovingly and constantly since. They have two amazingly brilliant girls, Kaitlyn {June 2013} and Elizabeth {June 2015} who Jen stays home with during the day. When Jen is not curled in a little ball rocking back and forth with Peppa Pig on in the background, she can be found crafting with her Silhouette and/or binge watching The Office for the millionth time. Jen has an uncanny ability to be comfortable in almost any situation put in front of her, thanks to growing up in politics and on the debate team. Before having kids of her own, she had the opportunity to help other kids through teaching, youth ministry, and generally being a helpful, kind soul. You can check out more about Jen on IG @themommymiddle.


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