The Museum is free to individual visitors and small groups. (Donations are always appreciated!)
Location & Directions
The Museum is located at 104 North First Street at the corner of First Street and Becker Avenue. To reach the Museum by automobile Take Main Street (Hwy 314) to Becker Avenue in the Heart of Belen and go east to First Street. We are at the east end of Becker next to the BNSF Rail Yard.
There is a steep incline at the entrance. Large vehicles such as buses, travel trailers and vehicles towing trailers must park on the street. There is a handicapped accessibility ramp located at street level. The Museum offers free parking with 25 spaces for cars, motorcycles, and light trucks. There is plenty of street parking in the area. Bikes are welcome.
Traveling by Rail Runner
Please check your train schedule ahead of time since there is limited train service to Belen. For groups wanting to travel by train, call the Museum ahead of time. We would be happy to accommodate your group with an early schedule and/or can help you figure out the best plan for your group. In the past we’ve had groups dropped off by bus then take the train back or visa versa.
If you decide to walk from the Rail Runner there is a accessible path which goes over the Reinken Street bridge. The Harvey House is just south of the bridge, just follow the trail. There is a handicapped access ramp at street level to enter the Museum grounds.
Accessibility in the Building
All main exhibits are located on the first floor. Our friendly staff will do their best to assist you with narrow, historic doorways door openings if needed. The exhibit storage areas upstairs have limited accessibility since we do not have an elevator. The parking lot is paved and there are sidewalks, handicapped parking spaces are available. For additional details, please call before you visit.
Numerous dining establishments are located throughout Belen. All are reasonably priced, family-friendly establishments.
We welcome photography for personal use. Commercial photography is allowed on a case-by-case basis by advance arrangement. Please contact staff for additional information. Photography is allowed in the parking lot, but not on BNSF property.