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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Don't miss Dinner in the Diner - A special Saturday celebration!#dinnerinthediner #sweethearts #diningcar #traintopia #h...
02/11/2020
Saturday Dinner in the Diner Almost Sold Out - Get Your Tickets Now!

Don't miss Dinner in the Diner - A special Saturday celebration!

#dinnerinthediner #sweethearts #diningcar #traintopia #historictrains

Just a few seats remain for Saturday's (February 15th) encore Dinner in the Diner! Reservations close Wednesday, February 12th at 5:00 pm. Don’t miss this great opportunity to celebrate Valentine’s Weekend with your special sweetheart.

One hour left to enjoy STEAM Night at the Frisco Discovery Center - a special evening for a special price ($10). The Mus...
01/25/2020

One hour left to enjoy STEAM Night at the Frisco Discovery Center - a special evening for a special price ($10). The Museum of the American Railroad’s TrainTopia, the National Videogame Museum, Sci-Tech and the City of Frisco’s Arts Culture & Special Events Division have teamed up for one great night of fun. Just one hour left! Get your tickets @ the door.

01/15/2020

Once again, demand for the ever popular Valentines “Dinner in the Diner” exceeded capacity. We sold out the evening in two days. If you missed the opportunity, we would like to offer a second evening on Saturday, February 15. Please contact the museum with your interest at [email protected]. If demand is sufficient, we will take reservations for a second evening of fun, romantic dining on the rails.

#dinnerinthediner #historictrains

12/10/2019

Come see the #HotelSettles in #TrainTopia

12/10/2019

The Hotel Settles makes it’s debut in #TrainTopia! See the hotel in person inside the #FriscoDiscoveryCenter All aboard!

Giving Tuesday is December 3rd! Make your tax-deductible gift online. All aboard! http://www.museumoftheamericanrailroad...
12/02/2019
Museum of the American Railroad > Support > How to Give

Giving Tuesday is December 3rd! Make your tax-deductible gift online. All aboard!

http://www.museumoftheamericanrailroad.org/Support/HowtoGive.aspx

The Museum of the American Railroad is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit Texas Corporation established in 1962. The Museum's most recent Form 990 is available here. All cash and in-kind contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. For in-kind contributions, please contact the Museum at (2...

Getting ready for Christmas @ TrainTopia! #historictrains #holidayfun #traintopia
11/26/2019

Getting ready for Christmas @ TrainTopia! #historictrains #holidayfun #traintopia

This beautiful letter came from one of our youngest fans. Thank you so much for your kind words Ryan! Visit again when y...
10/24/2019

This beautiful letter came from one of our youngest fans. Thank you so much for your kind words Ryan! Visit again when you are next in TX. #historictrains #kidhistorian #trainfan #weloveourvisitors #traintopia

So excited to have staff & board members attend M. Gale & Associates, LLC seminar on development at Goodwill Dallas! Alw...
09/26/2019

So excited to have staff & board members attend M. Gale & Associates, LLC seminar on development at Goodwill Dallas! Always learning, always growing. #historictrains #traintopia #lifelonglearner #enrichment #nonprofit

Today is the day! Celebrate from 10am to 2pm @ the Anna Depot! 101 S Sherley Street, Anna, TX
09/21/2019

Today is the day! Celebrate from 10am to 2pm @ the Anna Depot! 101 S Sherley Street, Anna, TX

Museum of the American Railroad's cover photo
09/21/2019

Museum of the American Railroad's cover photo

09/20/2019

$8,085 raised during North Texas Giving Day. Thank you!!!

09/20/2019

Only a few hours left of North Texas Giving Day! Many thanks for your support!

Thanks to all of you who have donated during North TX Giving Day! From volunteers, to longtime donors, to folks in the r...
09/19/2019

Thanks to all of you who have donated during North TX Giving Day! From volunteers, to longtime donors, to folks in the railroad industry, we sincerely thank you for your continued support! So far your contributions have added up to $5,341. All aboard! #northtexasgivingday

Tomorrow is the big day - North Texas Giving Day!  Help celebrate North Texas' wonderful non-profits.Schedule a donation...
09/18/2019
Museum of the American Railroad

Tomorrow is the big day - North Texas Giving Day! Help celebrate North Texas' wonderful non-profits.

Schedule a donation today or give tomorrow! #northtexasgivingday2019 #nonprofitsrock #northtexasnonprofits #friscotexas #texasmuseums #historictrains

Founded in 1963, the Museum of the American Railroad is a non-profit Texas corporation dedicated to celebrating the heritage and exploring the future of railroads through historic preservation, research, & educational programming. The museum collects artifacts and archival material from the rail...

Tune in to KERA Saturday, August 31st @ 9:30am to view the latest from Great Scenic Railway Journeys #KERATX #greatsceni...
08/30/2019

Tune in to KERA Saturday, August 31st @ 9:30am to view the latest from Great Scenic Railway Journeys #KERATX #greatscenicrailwayjourneys #HistoricTrains #TrainTopia

Summer Walking Tour Extension:  Walking Tours of the Museum's rolling stock site will be available Wednesday-Friday at 1...
08/24/2019

Summer Walking Tour Extension:

Walking Tours of the Museum's rolling stock site will be available Wednesday-Friday at 11am and Saturday at 10am and 11:30am August 28 through October 26. The Museum site (outdoor train collection) is only available through scheduled guided tours. Self-guided tours of the outdoor train collection are not available.

TrainTopia is open Wednesday-Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 1-5pm.

Fall and holiday schedules will be announced late October.

Please see links below for more information.

http://www.museumoftheamericanrailroad.org/Home/News/tabid/61/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/127/Summer-Walking-Tour-Schedule-2019.aspx

http://www.museumoftheamericanrailroad.org/Home/News/tabid/61/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/128/TrainTopia-Tickets.aspx

Save the date: 9/19/19 is #NTxGivingDay!
08/23/2019

Save the date: 9/19/19 is #NTxGivingDay!

Thank you Dallas Contemporary for hosting the first day of Texas Association of Museums Fundraising Conference! The tour...
08/19/2019

Thank you Dallas Contemporary for hosting the first day of Texas Association of Museums Fundraising Conference! The tour of Francesco Clemente’s exhibit was phenomenal. Yes, we asked permission before taking photos.

Are we seeing double? MAR volunteer Dick Thompson poses w/ his miniature likeness in TrainTopia. #volunteersrock #histor...
08/12/2019

Are we seeing double? MAR volunteer Dick Thompson poses w/ his miniature likeness in TrainTopia. #volunteersrock #historictrains #traintopia #friscotexas

What do you do for fun when summer is over? Join our friends at the Train Collectors Association Lone Star Division Trai...
07/26/2019

What do you do for fun when summer is over? Join our friends at the Train Collectors Association Lone Star Division Train Show & Meet on Saturday, September 7! All aboard! #HistoricTrains #TrainCollectorsAssociation #CollinCollege

07/25/2019
T W TrainWorx

Our friends at T W TrainWorx always have something great going on!

Traingineer George taking the Big Boy for a spin! #twtrainworx #twtrainworxlayout #traindame #rogerfarkash #modeltrain #modeltrains #modelrailroad #modelrailroading #modelrailway #modelrailways #toytrain #toytrains #traingineer

07/10/2019

#TrainTopia is open Tuesdays - Saturdays 10am-5pm & Sundays 1pm-5pm this summer.

Come visit TrainTopia!  Summer hours are Tues-Sat 10am-5pm & Sundays 1pm-5pm.  All Aboard! #TrainTopia #HistoricTrains #...
06/26/2019

Come visit TrainTopia! Summer hours are Tues-Sat 10am-5pm & Sundays 1pm-5pm. All Aboard! #TrainTopia #HistoricTrains #FamilyFun #FriscoTX #FriscoTexas #FriscoDiscoveryCenter

Please note that the Museum grounds & TrainTopia will be closed Thursday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.

Summer Schedule: Tuesdays have been added (this is June-August only) for TrainTopia with an additional walking tour.Walk...
06/04/2019

Summer Schedule: Tuesdays have been added (this is June-August only) for TrainTopia with an additional walking tour.

Walking Tours: Tuesday-Friday at 11am. Saturday at 10am and 11:30am.

TrainTopia: Tuesday-Saturday (10-5) and Sunday (1-5).

Please be mindful that tours are an hour outside in the sun. Bring water, dress appropriately, and wear closed toed shoes for walking on the tracks.

For more information please see the link below.

http://www.museumoftheamericanrailroad.org/Home/News/tabid/61/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/127/Summer-Walking-Tour-Schedule-2019.aspx

Check out the latest news from the Museum of the American Railroad!  #HistoricTrains #TrainTopia #Transcon150
05/21/2019
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Check out the latest news from the Museum of the American Railroad! #HistoricTrains #TrainTopia #Transcon150

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 10...
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)

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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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Check out our fall-winter walking tour schedule! All aboard!
Check out the Museum's Fall-Winter walking tour schedule!
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