Museum of the American Railroad

Museum of the American Railroad Learn more about our museum by visiting:http://www.historictrains.org
Founded in 1963, the Museum of the American Railroad strives to preserve locomotives from the steam and diesel-electric era, as well as preserve and restore passenger coaches. The Museum holds one of the largest collections of Pullman Cars in the United States. The museum has moved its entire collection from Fair Park in Dallas to Frisco, TX. The site is still under construction, with indoor exhibits on the second floor of the Frisco Heritage Museum.
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Transcontinental Railroad Watch Party
05/10/2019
Transcontinental Railroad Watch Party

Transcontinental Railroad Watch Party

Let's party like its 1869! Join the Museum of the American Railroad for the 150th anniversary Transcontinental Railroad Watch Party, Friday, May 10, 2019 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. The event will take place at the Frisco Discovery Center (8004 N. Dallas Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75034)

Transcontinental Railroad Watch Party
05/06/2019
Transcontinental Railroad Watch Party

Transcontinental Railroad Watch Party

Let's party like its 1869! Join the Museum of the American Railroad for the 150th anniversary Transcontinental Railroad Watch Party, Friday, May 10, 2019 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. The event will take place at the Frisco Discovery Center (8004 N. Dallas Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75034)

Transcontinental Railroad Watch Party
05/04/2019
Transcontinental Railroad Watch Party

Transcontinental Railroad Watch Party

Let's party like its 1869! Join the Museum of the American Railroad for the 150th anniversary Transcontinental Railroad Watch Party, Friday, May 10, 2019 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. The event will take place at the Frisco Discovery Center (8004 N. Dallas Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75034)

Did you know that you can help the Museum of the American Railroad raise funds when you grocery shop?  The museum partic...
05/03/2019

Did you know that you can help the Museum of the American Railroad raise funds when you grocery shop?

The museum participates in Kroger Community Rewards. They match a portion of eligible grocery purchases with a quarterly check to the museum.

If you shop at Kroger and do not participate; we encourage you to signup. It is a great way to help organizations in the community every time you shop.

Kroger Community Rewards:

1. Have a Kroger Plus Shopper’s Card (See store for enrollment).
2. Have an online account with Kroger.com.
3. In your account: enroll under the "Community" tab at the left side of the screen. Find us with this information: Organization Name: MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN RAILROAD Organization Number: KD519 (Please note, this is a new number).
4. Shop

It’s springtime @historictrains the Museum of the American Railroad! Our first spring event takes place May 10th from ...
05/01/2019

It’s springtime @historictrains the Museum of the American Railroad! Our first spring event takes place May 10th from 10am-2pm. Join us in celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad. Tickets are $25/person & include food, souvenirs, special tours of Big Boy 4018, TrainTopia, guest lectures & a live-stream watch party of the Golden Spike ceremony. Get tickets at www.historictrains.org #GoldenSpike #Transcontinental150 #TrainTopia #HistoricTrains #BigBoy4018

Transcontinental Railroad Watch Party
04/30/2019
Transcontinental Railroad Watch Party

Transcontinental Railroad Watch Party

Let's party like its 1869! Join the Museum of the American Railroad for the 150th anniversary Transcontinental Railroad Watch Party, Friday, May 10, 2019 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. The event will take place at the Frisco Discovery Center (8004 N. Dallas Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75034)

Transcontinental Railroad Watch Party
04/27/2019
Transcontinental Railroad Watch Party

Transcontinental Railroad Watch Party

Let's party like its 1869! Join the Museum of the American Railroad for the 150th anniversary Transcontinental Railroad Watch Party, Friday, May 10, 2019 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. The event will take place at the Frisco Discovery Center (8004 N. Dallas Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75034)

Transcontinental Railroad Watch Party
04/24/2019
Transcontinental Railroad Watch Party

Transcontinental Railroad Watch Party

Let's party like its 1869! Join the Museum of the American Railroad for the 150th anniversary Transcontinental Railroad Watch Party, Friday, May 10, 2019 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. The event will take place at the Frisco Discovery Center (8004 N. Dallas Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75034)

For donors giving between $251-$750, we will give away two Sonya Terpening 14x11 prints. Sonya Terpening is a long time ...
04/24/2019

For donors giving between $251-$750, we will give away two Sonya Terpening 14x11 prints.

Sonya Terpening is a long time participant artist in the "Prix de West Invitational Art Show" at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. She has been an invited artist to the "Masters of the American West" at the Autry National Center, Los Angeles, where she received the God medal in Watercolor. She was a Featured Artist at the "Rendezvous" show at the Gilcrease Museum. Sonya is the inaugural recipient of the Smelser-Vallion Visiting Artist award from the Oklahoma State University Doel Reed Center for the Arts. Articles about Sonya's art have been featured in "Art of the West", "Western Art Collector", "Southwest Art" and "Persimmon Hill" magazines.

Sir Topham Hatt would like to thank his best friend Connor for the wonderful artwork fan mail! See #sirtophamhatt @ #day...
04/14/2019

Sir Topham Hatt would like to thank his best friend Connor for the wonderful artwork fan mail! See #sirtophamhatt @ #dayoutwiththomas in #grapevinetx today. He pulls out of the station tomorrow to journey back to #sodor so don’t miss your train. Tickets available onsite @ 705 S Main Street, Grapevine TX. #historictrains

Join us today for #DayOutWithThomas in historic downtown #grapevinetx 705 S Main. Tickets are available online www.histo...
04/12/2019

Join us today for #DayOutWithThomas in historic downtown #grapevinetx 705 S Main. Tickets are available online www.historictrains.org or onsite! #WildlifeOnTheMove will introduce families to the wonders of nature, #DallasPuppetTheater will dazzle audiences and #MisterDavid & #MartyTheMagician will pull you into the show on the main stage. Ride with #thomasthetankengine & enjoy a day of family fun! All aboard!

04/10/2019

SAVE THE DATE!
Party Like it’s 1869 !!!
150th Anniversary
Transcontinental Railroad
WATCH PARTY
Friday, May 10, 2019 10am – 2pm
TrainTopia @ Frisco Discovery Center
$25 Tickets include:
• 4018 Lapel Pin,
• Lunch, Beverages,
• Special tours of Big Boy #4018
• Live stream presentations of Golden Spike Ceremony & Arrival of 4014 and 844 in Ogden
• Big Boy history lectures
• Photo opportunities
• Drawings…and more!

Tickets on sale April 22…limited availability!

#HistoricTrains #TrainTopia

Join us today for Dallas Puppet Theater’s many performances at #dayoutwiththomas in historic downtown Grapevine! Get t...
04/07/2019

Join us today for Dallas Puppet Theater’s many performances at #dayoutwiththomas in historic downtown Grapevine! Get tickets online at HistoricTrains.org or onsite at the ticket booth. All aboard!

Don’t miss your chance to ride the rails with Thomas!  Get tickets online @ www.museumoftheamericanrailroad.org or ons...
04/06/2019

Don’t miss your chance to ride the rails with Thomas! Get tickets online @ www.museumoftheamericanrailroad.org or onsite @ 705 S Main, Grapevine, TX. #HistoricTrains #ThomasAndFriends #DayOutWithThomas

Tickets are still available for #dayoutwiththomas in downtown Grapevine. Get tickets online at www.museumoftheamericanra...
04/06/2019

Tickets are still available for #dayoutwiththomas in downtown Grapevine. Get tickets online at www.museumoftheamericanrailroad.org or onsite at 705 S Main. All aboard!

All aboard for #DayOutWithThomas in Grapevine!  We hope to see you all there.
04/03/2019
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All aboard for #DayOutWithThomas in Grapevine! We hope to see you all there.

Experience Day Out with Thomas with your family!  Take a train ride with Thomas, enjoy live music, magic shows, animal shows, and more!  Day Out with Thomas is April 5-7 & 12-14 at the Grapevine Vintage Railroad in historic downtown Grapevine, TX.    Tickets sell out quickly, so get yours now. ....

Museum of the American Railroad's cover photo
03/22/2019

Museum of the American Railroad's cover photo

#DayOutWithThomas is on its way to North Texas! Don’t miss out. Get your tickets now!
03/21/2019

#DayOutWithThomas is on its way to North Texas! Don’t miss out. Get your tickets now!

Day Out with Thomas is a can't-miss family event featuring Thomas the Tank Engine, the beloved storybook character. Enjoy a full day of activities and entertainment, including live interactive stage performances, magic shows, puppet shows by the Dallas Puppet Theater and, of course, a 25-minute train ride with a life-sized Thomas the Tank Engine. This event takes place April 5-7 and April 12-14 at the Grapevine Vintage Railroad. Learn more and buy your tickets today: http://bit.ly/2CgNHcy.

Check out the spring 2019 issue of Authentic Texas magazine featuring our CEO, Bob LaPrelle's article on railroads in Te...
03/14/2019
Authentic Texas Spring 2019

Check out the spring 2019 issue of Authentic Texas magazine featuring our CEO, Bob LaPrelle's article on railroads in Texas and an article on our TrainTopia exhibit. #TexasHistory #TrainTopia #HistoricTrains #AuthenticTexas

Issuu is a digital publishing platform that makes it simple to publish magazines, catalogs, newspapers, books, and more online. Easily share your publications and get them in front of Issuu’s millions of monthly readers. Title: Authentic Texas Spring 2019, Author: Authentic Texas, Name: Authentic ...

Join us @historictrains #TrainTopia Friday, March 15 & Saturday, March 16 from 11:30am to 12:30pm for a special Sir Toph...
03/12/2019

Join us @historictrains #TrainTopia Friday, March 15 & Saturday, March 16 from 11:30am to 12:30pm for a special Sir Topham Hatt meet & greet! Sir Topham Hatt is in town early to prepare for Day Out with Thomas in Grapevine , TX April 5-7 & 12-14. Stop by and say hello. Take a selfie with Sor Topham Hatt, and go home with a Steam Team poster coloring sheet. All Aboard! #traintopia #thomasandfriends #nickjr #dayoutwiththomas #thomasthetankengine #grapevinetx #historictrains

Need a 2019 train calendar? Marked down from $15.99 to $9.99. Limited quantities left. Do the kids have some Christmas c...
01/10/2019

Need a 2019 train calendar? Marked down from $15.99 to $9.99. Limited quantities left.

Do the kids have some Christmas cash and want a train-set? Purchase a set and receive four complimentary passes for TrainTopia to be used at a future visit.

Christmas Thomas books 15% off.

Wed-Sat (10-5) and Sunday (1-5).
TrainTopia @8004 N. Dallas Parkway.

Happy Holidays from the  Museum of the American Railroad#TrainTopia #HistoricTrains #VisitFriscoTX
12/21/2018
Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from the Museum of the American Railroad
#TrainTopia #HistoricTrains #VisitFriscoTX

Need a last minute gift for Christmas? Purchase either of these electric sets and receive four TrainTopia and Walking To...
12/19/2018

Need a last minute gift for Christmas? Purchase either of these electric sets and receive four TrainTopia and Walking Tour passes to be used at a later date. #EveryTrainNeedsATree

12/19/2018

Do you hear what I hear? Christmas hamsters and cows are asking you to make them stocking stuffers! 🚂🐹🐮🐹🎅🏻🎄$4.99 and $3.00 each.

12/13/2018
The Texas Bucket List - Traintopia in Frisco

Museum of the American Railroad was visited by The Texas Bucket List Come to the Frisco Discovery Center (8004 N. Dallas Pkwy) to see what everyone is talking about!

All aboard! #HistoricTrains #FriscoDiscoveryCenter #VisitFriscoTexas #FriscoTX #TrainTopia #TheTexasBucketList

Need a Christmas gift?Purchase any Thomas Wood or Motorized set and receive four complimentary passes to TrainTopia to b...
12/12/2018

Need a Christmas gift?

Purchase any Thomas Wood or Motorized set and receive four complimentary passes to TrainTopia to be used at a future date.

Items located within TrainTopia at 8004 North Dallas Parkway, Frisco, TX 75034. (Inside Frisco Discovery Center) Wed- Sat (10-5) and Sun (1-5).

#SantaClaus is coming to town - to #TrainTopia in fact! Check our social media pages for a forthcoming schedule. All abo...
11/29/2018

#SantaClaus is coming to town - to #TrainTopia in fact! Check our social media pages for a forthcoming schedule. All aboard! #HistoricTrains #FriscoTexas #FriscoTX #VisitFrisco #FriscoDiscoveryCenter

11/29/2018

#SantaClaus is coming to #TrainTopia in December! Dates will be posted soon. All aboard! #HistoricTrains #FriscoTexas #FriscoTX

11/09/2018

Thank you to all Veterans! 🇺🇸 Including many of our volunteers!

This weekend (Fri 10-5, Sat 10-5 & Sun 1-5), Veterans get free entry into TrainTopia located in the Frisco Discovery Center @ 8004 N. Dallas Parkway, Frisco, TX 75034.

Museum of the American Railroad's cover photo
10/02/2018

Museum of the American Railroad's cover photo

09/26/2018

It has come to our attention that the phones are down. We are working on getting that resolved asap. Please contact us at [email protected] from 10-5. We will try to respond as soon as we can. Thank you.

Hello All,Thank you to everyone who has participated in this program in the past. Kroger Community Rewards has recently ...
09/22/2018

Hello All,

Thank you to everyone who has participated in this program in the past.

Kroger Community Rewards has recently updated their system. Our Non-Profit Organization (NPO) has a new account number (KD519). If you previously were a member or would like to be, please log into your online Kroger account and enroll under "Community Rewards" with the number above.

Kroger will match a portion of everyone's eligible purchases each quarter. All you have to do is shop as you normally would.

Thank you,
The Museum of the American Railroad.

https://www.kroger.com/signin?redirectUrl=/account/communityrewards/

09/21/2018

Thank you for your support during North TX Giving Day!

The Museum of the American Railroad’s Houston & Texas Central Depot has its roof expertly removed for transport to its...
09/20/2018

The Museum of the American Railroad’s Houston & Texas Central Depot has its roof expertly removed for transport to its new home in Frisco, TX. Here, master carpenters are reassembling the roofing pieces. #historictrains #ntxgivingday #friscotx #friscotexas #traintopia @ Museum of the American Railroad

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Frisco
Frisco, TX
75034

General information

The Museum of the American Railroad hosts educational tours, public tours, and features the new TrainTopia 2,500 sq. ft. model train exhibit inside the Frisco Discovery Center.

Opening Hours

Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 13:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(214) 428-0101

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