The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce, Visitors Center and The Brownwood Store are located in the Harvey House adjacent to the historic Santa Fe Depot. Located at the intersection of Adams and Depot Street, it is listed on the National Register of Historic places. Constructed in 1909, the Depot is one of the few remaining in the nation, which has been preserved with its adjoining Harvey House Restaurant.
After undergoing a historical renovation in 1998-99, the Depot Civic and Cultural Center serves the citizens of Brownwood and provides a beautiful meeting site and venue for a veriety of events.
The Chamber provides friendly service and a cup of coffee along with information on relocation, business, and recreation in the Brownwood Area. Our hours are 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday through Thursday and 8:00 am -4:00 pm on Fridays. We are open from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm on Saturdays from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Housed on the second floor of the Harvey House is a restored Harvey Girl Room, the Gordon Wood Hall of Champions and the Brownwood Economic Development Corporation.
The Margaret & Styart Coleman Plaza, located outside of the Depot and Harvey House, provides a relaxing green space to read, picnic and visit Brownwood’s iconic “1080 Train,” a 1902 steam locomotive, celebrating to the railway days of Brownwood. It is one of only nine surviving examples.
While you are in the Depot Complex, walk across the street to visit our newly opened Martin & Frances Lehnis Railroad Museum.