Minnesota Transportation Museum

Minnesota Transportation Museum Bringing family Museum fun w/Real train rides, educational programs & preserving transportation history! MTM is a non-profit preserving local railroad and bus heritage and connecting our future generations to the past.
MTM is a non-profit preserving local railroad and bus heritage and connecting our future generations to the past.
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The Minnesota Transportation Museum operates the Jackson Street Roundhouse, one of the last functioning roundhouses in the nation, the Minnehaha Depot, and the historic Osceola & St. Croix Valley Railway. Experience the history of Minnesota and upper-Midwest railroads through interactive displays and ride the rails in historic railcars. We are headquartered at the Jackson Street Roundhouse in St. Paul, MN.

Mission: The Minnesota Transportation Museum invites travelers of all ages to experience the past, present, and future of transportation in Minnesota.

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02/25/2020

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Did you know that we operate a real railroad less than an hour away from the Twin Cities, entirely with trained and certified volunteers?

It's TRUE and it's a LOT OF FUN! Make an afternoon of it and come ride our trains!

The Osceola and St. Croix Valley Railway is part of the Minnesota Transportation Museum and operates every year from May until the end of October. We utilize the historic Soo Line railroad depot in Osceola, Wisconsim and most of our trips travel between Osceola and Marine on Saint Croix, Minnesota.

Dinner trains, wine trains (NEW THIS YEAR), pizza trains for the family (kids LOVE having their own pizza while riding our train), and many more fun events throughout the summer. We also have our normally scheduled train rides every weekend throughout our season.

We host private events and charter our train out as well for tourist groups, historical societies, wedding parties, birthday parties and more.

If you have never ridden a train with us, we highly recommend bringing the family out for a ride.

Learn more by clicking the "BOOK NOW" button on our page!

ALL ABOARD!!

BG

Looking for something new to try with the kids??Join us tomorrow for our first of two Tot's and Trains Children's Progra...
02/04/2020

Looking for something new to try with the kids??

Join us tomorrow for our first of two Tot's and Trains Children's Program events for the month of February at the Jackson Street Roundhouse. This program happens every first and third Wednesday of the month from 10 A.M. until noon!

We'll read stories, craft, and eat tasty snacks right here at the Minnesota Transportation Museum's historic Jackson Street Roundhouse in St. Paul! We even use one of our vintage Great Northern Railway passenger cars as a play area and lounge!

We are located less than a mile northeast of the Minnesota State Capitol.

After the fun, feel free to stay and explore the rest of our museum. We are open on Wednesday's until 4 P.M.

Click on the "Book Now" button on our page or visit our website at www.trainride.org

MTM is pleased to announce the acquisition of CF7 MNTX 454, former GLLX 2627 which last served on the Colebrookdale Rail...
01/12/2020

MTM is pleased to announce the acquisition of CF7 MNTX 454, former GLLX 2627 which last served on the Colebrookdale Railroad in Boyertown, Pennsylvania.

Originally built as Santa Fe 21, an EMD F3A, the unit will serve as a major parts source to restore MTM’s Great Northern F7A 454A to operation. The unit is currently en-route from its former home to MTM’s Jackson Street Roundhouse near downtown Saint Paul. Once all necessary parts are secured from the unit, the remainder will be scrapped.

Approved by the MTM Board in 2018, this acquisition would not have been possible without the generosity of the John H. Emery Rail Heritage Trust and the BNSF Foundation. Many thanks to all who are making this occasion possible!

Photo credit: F units, E units, FA's, PA's and other Diesel Cab units Group

ANNOUNCEMENT: I am pleased to announce that Scott Hippert (photo, right) has joined MTM as our Museum / Executive Direct...
01/09/2020

ANNOUNCEMENT: I am pleased to announce that Scott Hippert (photo, right) has joined MTM as our Museum / Executive Director. Great news!!

I continue to be amazed and impressed with the wealth of knowledge and ideas that Scott brings to the table and I look forward to the things we will do together to move MTM’s mission to the next level.

Please join me in welcoming Scott to the MTM family. -Brian Voss, MTM Chairperson

01/04/2020

Reminder for today, January 4:

No caboose rides at the museum due to required crew training.

All of our railroad crew members are participating in a required annual safety training and rules class tomorrow. This training gives all of our crew members a valuable refresher on our operations. It also gives our crew an update on rule changes for our Jackson Street Roundhouse train rides and for our Osceola and St. Croix Valley Railway operation.

We apologize for any inconvenience. Please message us with any concerns.

Notice for Saturday, January 4:No caboose rides at the museum due to required crew training.All of our railroad crew mem...
01/04/2020

Notice for Saturday, January 4:

No caboose rides at the museum due to required crew training.

All of our railroad crew members are participating in a required annual safety training and rules class tomorrow. This training gives all of our crew members a valuable refresher on our operations. It also gives our crew an update on rule changes for our Jackson Street Roundhouse train rides and for our Osceola and St. Croix Valley Railway operation.

We apologize for any inconvenience. Please message us with any concerns.

01/01/2020

Holiday Hours!! Jackson Street Roundhouse will be CLOSED on New Year's Day, but we will be OPEN on Thursday, January 2nd from 10am to 4pm. Come enjoy the New Year with us!

Minnesota Transportation Museum
12/30/2019

Minnesota Transportation Museum

Minnesota Transportation Museum's cover photo
12/30/2019

Minnesota Transportation Museum's cover photo

There's still time to contribute to our end of year fundraiser!  We're about halfway to the $13,000 Board match - every ...
12/27/2019

There's still time to contribute to our end of year fundraiser! We're about halfway to the $13,000 Board match - every dollar you donate up to this amount is matched by our board of directors. Contributions go to help our museum and operations, moving our mission forward in 2020. Help us make our goal by the time the ball drops!

Last weekend to catch Santa!! Come to the Minnesota Transportation Museum Saturday and Sunday 10a-4p for a holiday ride,...
12/21/2019

Last weekend to catch Santa!! Come to the Minnesota Transportation Museum Saturday and Sunday 10a-4p for a holiday ride, fun events and see Santa before he takes the train back to the North Pole!!

Don't forget to use our satellite parking lot (645 Olive Street) and take the free shuttle to the festivities!

Don't forget, this Wednesday is our last Tots and Trains children's program day for the year from 10am to 4pm! Come read...
12/17/2019

Don't forget, this Wednesday is our last Tots and Trains children's program day for the year from 10am to 4pm! Come read a story with us, have a snack, make a craft item, and...As a special holiday bonus, we are operating real train rides which are included with admission! These special rides will operate from 11am to 3:30pm.

Click the blue "Book Now" button on our page at the top, or visit https://transportationmuseum.org/tots-trains

All Aboard!!

πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸš‚ A very special thanks goes out today to WCCO Saturday Morning for this great story on Santa's Train Shop!πŸš‚πŸŽ…πŸŽ„Tickets ...
12/14/2019
Minnesota Transportation Museum In St. Paul Transforms Into Santa's Train Shop

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Tickets are still available and buying online can help save you time at the door when you arrive. Santa is at MTM this weekend and next weekend so come on down to the Jackson Street Roundhouse for a fun time with the entire family.

Visit www.transportationmuseum.org/Santa or click the BOOK NOW button on the top of our page for tickets.

Mike Augustyniak and Jennifer Mayerle visited the annual event to share the tradition with you (1:56). WCCO Saturday Morning – December 14, 2019

12/14/2019
WCCO Saturday Morning

All Aboard for Santa's Train Shop! The Jackson Street Roundhouse is warm and so is our train! This special event is this weekend and next weekend from 10am - 4pm on Saturday and Sunday.

**The wait outside for the train will be chilly for a few minutes so dress for the weather!

Get tickets and more information about this fantastic event at:

www.transportationmuseum.org/Santa

All aboard! Mike Augustyniak & Jennifer Mayerle Wcco check out Santa's Train Shop - 2019 + holiday music from Charles Lazarus and Holidazzle tomorrow morning starting at 8a!

Santa's Train Shop begins TOMORROW! Real train rides, activities, food, music, and MORE! BRING THE ENTIRE FAMILY!! Buy t...
12/06/2019

Santa's Train Shop begins TOMORROW! Real train rides, activities, food, music, and MORE! BRING THE ENTIRE FAMILY!! Buy tickets online to save time at the door!

ALL ABOARD! πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸš‚πŸš‚πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸŽ…

Details πŸ‘‰ https://transportationmuseum.org/santa

Minnesota Transportation Museum
12/04/2019

Minnesota Transportation Museum

Join us from 10am to noon tomorrow for our Tots and Trains Children's program!We'll read stories, craft, and eat tasty s...
12/03/2019

Join us from 10am to noon tomorrow for our Tots and Trains Children's program!

We'll read stories, craft, and eat tasty snacks right here at the Minnesota Transportation Museum's historic Jackson Street Roundhouse! We even use one of our vintage Great Northern Railway passenger cars as a play area and lounge.

After the fun, explore the rest of our museum because we are open to explore until 4pm. Tots and Trains happens every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month!*

If you know someone who may be looking for a new kid's activity, make sure to share this post with them!

Buy your tickets ahead of time or at the door!

ALL ABOARD! πŸš‚πŸš‚πŸš‚

http://transportationmuseum.org/tots-trains

*1st and 3rd Wednesday unless it falls on a major holiday.

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and cel...
12/01/2019

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity on December 3, 2019 and every day. It was created in 2012 as a simple idea: A day that encourages people to do good. MTM is pleased to participate in GivingTuesday as part of our year-end fundraising campaign.

Facebook is also participating in GivingTuesday and will be matching the first $7 Million donated starting at 7:00am CST on Tuesday, December 3rd. We encourage you to donate at any time - especially this time! All donations go to further MTM's mission, vision and purpose.

On behalf of MTM, thank you for your donation and participation!
Brian Voss, MTM Chairperson

From our family to yours,  πŸ‚ Happy Thanksgiving πŸ‚We are extremely grateful for our team of dedicated volunteers and staf...
11/28/2019

From our family to yours, πŸ‚ Happy Thanksgiving πŸ‚

We are extremely grateful for our team of dedicated volunteers and staff. We are very thankful for the support shown to us by our community and followers. Thank you to our volunteers for donating their time, talents, and dollars to the many projects our non-profit organization is working on. They are the ones who keep our museum doors open and our trains running in Osceola along with the Jackson Street Roundhouse.

Thank you to our guests for visiting our museum, attending our special events, for riding our trains, and to those who graciously become members of our organization.

Don't forget about Santa's Train Shop coming soon!

ALL ABOARD πŸš‚

www.TransportationMuseum.org

Stay safe out there! Our trains will wait another day for you. MTM will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday 27th due to heavy ...
11/27/2019

Stay safe out there! Our trains will wait another day for you. MTM will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday 27th due to heavy snow. Come visit us on Saturday and enjoy an enchanting caboose ride in fresh snow!

Minnesota Transportation Museum's cover photo
11/24/2019

Minnesota Transportation Museum's cover photo

We are open every Wednesday and Saturday from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. so stop in with the family and check us out! We sell tic...
11/23/2019

We are open every Wednesday and Saturday from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. so stop in with the family and check us out! We sell tickets online and at the door!

We have real caboose rides (heated), historic railroad displays, a model railroad, a locomotive simulator, a gift shop, and more.

We are a growing non-profit organization in the Twin Cities that is almost entirely run by volunteers. Our railroad crews, restoration shop staff, our gift shop, and more are run by volunteers. Please tell them THANK YOU when you see them. We are ALWAYS searching for volunteers who have even a little or a lot of time and skills to offer.

So stop in at the Jackson Street Roundhouse in St. Paul just blocks from the State Capitol and EXPLORE!

ALL ABOARD!

www.TransportationMuseum.org

It's the season of giving so we thought it would be fun to do a TICKET PACK GIVEAWAY to Santa's Train Shop coming in a f...
11/21/2019

It's the season of giving so we thought it would be fun to do a TICKET PACK GIVEAWAY to Santa's Train Shop coming in a few weeks to MTM!! πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸš‚πŸš‚πŸŽ„πŸŽ„

Santa is coming to the Jackson Street Roundhouse in St. Paul, so come on down to be a part of our holiday celebration with fun for the ENTIRE family! He will be at Jackson Street from 10am to 4pm on December 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22! Arrive early because the museum gets very busy when Santa is around. More information is listed below or visit our website!

Find more details and tickets at:
http://transportationmuseum.org/santa

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Here is how to be entered into the giveaway to win the tickets, you MUST do all of these things listed below to be entered.

1. "Like" this original post (on our page, not on a post shared by a friend)

2. Share the post for a chance to win a special Santa ticket package (2 adult tickets and 2 child/toddler tickets) donated by the MTM Board of Directors.

3. Comment on this post on MTMs page after you have shared this post, letting us know if this would be your first trip to the Santa Train or if you've been with us before!

Winner will be chosen on Friday, December 6th at 8pm and will be notified via message.

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Advance ticket purchases are recommended to save time at the ticket counter but are not required. Tickets are available at the door!

Train rides (right out our back door) are included with admission.

They run all day long beginning at 10:30 am, with a 30 minute lunch break for the crew mid-day. You do not need a special reservation for the ride. Rides are announced on loudspeaker prior to start.

Rides are 15 minutes long and go 1 mile back and forth on the track. You can ride them as many times as you like. Train car is heated. Strollers can be parked off to the side.

What else is there to do?

-Get a photo with Mr. & Mrs. Claus ($5 to cover the costs of the photographer) beginning at 11 am

-Museum and Restoration shop tours all day long.

-Snacks and drinks available in gift shop.

Tickets:
Adults $13, Seniors $11, Children (ages 5-15) $11, Toddlers (ages 2-4) $7, and free for under 2.

Members/Membership INCLUDES this event- Become an MTM member and get in for free!

*Event will be held rain, snow, or shine. Free parking on site - shuttle bus all day long to overflow parking in the back.

Jackson Street Roundhouse & Museum
193 E Pennsylvania Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55130

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Need to get out of the house with the kids and try something new?Visit us tomorrow, Wednesday, November 20th for Tots & ...
11/20/2019

Need to get out of the house with the kids and try something new?

Visit us tomorrow, Wednesday, November 20th for Tots & Trains from 10am-12pm. We'll read stories, craft, and eat tasty snacks right here at the Minnesota Transportation Museum's historic Jackson Street Roundhouse! We even use one of our vintage Great Northern Railway passenger cars as a play area and lounge.

After the fun, explore the rest of our museum because we are open to explore until 4pm. Tots and Trains happens every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month!*

If you know someone who may be looking for a new kid's activity, make sure to share this post with them!

Buy your tickets ahead of time or at the door!

ALL ABOARD! πŸš‚πŸš‚πŸš‚

http://transportationmuseum.org/tots-trains

*1st and 3rd Wednesday unless it falls on a major holiday.

Looking for something to do with the kids or grand kids tomorrow? Why not bring them to the Twin Cities' very own Jackso...
11/02/2019

Looking for something to do with the kids or grand kids tomorrow? Why not bring them to the Twin Cities' very own Jackson Street Roundhouse! We are open every Wednesday and Saturday from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. πŸš‚πŸš‚πŸš‚

The best part is, we offer REAL TRAIN RIDES EVERY SATURDAY - rain, snow or shine come and ride with us.

Don't forget to "Check-in" when you arrive to share your experience and photos with your family and friends!

Even in the winter, visitors can cruise the rails in a heated caboose for 15 minutes down the line. No need to pay extra for this experience because its part of your admission! Ride as many times as you'd like while we are open!

Purchase tickets online or at the door - We offer discounts for families too!

Tickets and information at:
https://bit.ly/33iFdNP

Details for an EXCITING Jackson Street Roundhouse event will be announced today at NOON. This event is so big that our "...
11/01/2019

Details for an EXCITING Jackson Street Roundhouse event will be announced today at NOON. This event is so big that our "jolly" visitor is turning in his sleigh for a TRAIN!

Oops, did we say too much??

Check in today at 12 P.M. for more information because you DON'T want to miss this.

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πŸπŸ‚πŸš‚ Last call for a train ride for this year! Limited tickets remain πŸš‚πŸ‚πŸOur Osceola season concludes this weekend and we...
10/22/2019

πŸπŸ‚πŸš‚ Last call for a train ride for this year! Limited tickets remain πŸš‚πŸ‚πŸ

Our Osceola season concludes this weekend and we want you to take advantage of this final boarding call. If you haven't been on our train, this Saturday is your last chance for the year.

Thank you for all of your support this season by riding the rails with us. As a non-profit organization, we rely on our guests and riders to make our future happen. Our future is extremely bright! Thank you!

It will be a GORGEOUS Saturday for leaf viewing! Most of the colors are on the ground, but the view is SPECTACULAR! This is the only time of year to see Buttermilk Falls, a waterfall that is only visible from our train!

Find your tickets, departure times, and more details at

http://bit.ly/FallColorsExpress

The beautiful fall colors are now on full display on MTM's Osceola and St. Croix Valley Railway, about an hour's drive from Minneapolis - St. Paul. Our journey starts in Osceola, WI and crosses back into Minnesota through William O'Brien State Park.

See a short commercial featuring our train ride, riding along on Great Northern passenger cars that once served Minnesota.

https://youtu.be/pVDNpL_yLco

Come spend a few hours with us and see the St. Croix river valley in its glory! Climb aboard for one of our 90 minute excursion this Saturday, it is our last of the year!

Trains board at the Osceola depot located at:

114 Depot Rd, Osceola, WI 54020

Reservations (pre-purchases) are recommended as the fall color train rides tend to sell out!

YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS!

BG

10/20/2019

An absolutely gorgeous day for a train ride in the St. Croix River Valley!

Join us next weekend for our final weekend of train rides.

πŸ‚πŸπŸš‚ALL ABOARD THE SUNDAY PUMPKIN EXPRESS!!πŸš‚πŸπŸ‚We still have seats available for today's Pumpkin Express! Today is the las...
10/20/2019

πŸ‚πŸπŸš‚ALL ABOARD THE SUNDAY PUMPKIN EXPRESS!!πŸš‚πŸπŸ‚

We still have seats available for today's Pumpkin Express! Today is the last day for the Pumpkin Express, so don't wait and click the link below to get tickets for a ride. (Limited tickets remain for Fall Colors trains next weekend too).

This is a great event for the whole family. Morning and afternoon seats are available. More information about this special event can be found at:

bit.ly/PumpkinExpress

Remember to follow us to stay informed of all fun events with the Minnesota Transportation Museum!

Address

193 Pennsylvania Ave E
Saint Paul, MN
55130

General information

The Minnesota Transportation Museum is constantly evolving. Come experience any one of our interactive exhibits, take a train, caboose, or bus ride, or simply stop in to enjoy the memories of days gone by.

Opening Hours

Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(651) 228-0263

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