La Porte Heritage Society

If the past is your passion, you’ll love the expertise of the Bay Area Heritage Society. La Porte was a major tourist destination in the early 20th century. Known in many circles as the Coney Island of the South, La Porte was a regular stop on the Moonlight Express train that ran from Houston to the Train Depot, which is now the Old Sylvan Beach Depot Museum.

The Heritage Society manages the Museum, and they are a fantastic resource for all things historical in the City of La Porte.

About Sylvan Beach Depot Museum & Library

The museum and library are open from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. on the weekends. They are open during the week via appointments only. Admission is free. If you have any questions, please send an email or call us at 281-471-0493 or 832-494-8094


Sylvan Beach Depot Museum and Library
604 Park Drive
La Porte, TX 77571

Swimming - 1920

Swimmers 1920

Sylvan Beach Depot - 1910

Sylvan Depot 1910
Southern Pacific Train Depot
Sharp's Homemade Ice Cream Black & White

Riding Boat to Sylvan Beach Park

Riding boat to Sylvan Park