Upcoming Events

Our Jackson Street Roundhouse Train Museum in St. Paul is open year-round for museum exploration fun!
REAL blacksmith forge demonstrations EVERY Wednesday and Saturday!
REAL 15-minute caboose rides EVERY Saturday! 

See seasonal hours for our other locations in Osceola, Wisconsin and Minneapolis, Minnesota at the bottom of this page.

Free Admission Thursdays!
At the Jackson Street Roundhouse

Stop by our beautiful and historic Jackson Street Roundhouse for FREE ADMISSION on select Thursdays this summer!!  

June 22nd from 5:00pm-8:00pm
July 27th from 5:00pm-8:00pm
August 24th from 5:00pm-8:00pm


Click the above dates to view our Facebook event and to share with family and friends!

Stop by with the whole family to see our collection of train engines and cars!  Explore inside all our vintage train cars, "drive" the train on our diesel simulator, view our G-scale model railroad showing the Minnesota landscape, take a tour of our restoration area (including a steam engine in the works), machine shop, see the turntable and play in our Thomas the Train play area!

*Please note that there will be no train rides on these Thursday evenings

Summer & Fall
St. Croix Valley Train Rides
Saturdays and Sundays May-October

What: Our "Marine on St. Croix" vintage train excursion departs from our historical depot in Osceola, WI and travels west 90-minutes round-trip winding the bluffs of the St. Croix River Valley and offers amazing scenic views along with a first class brunch/dinner option OR pizza for your family!  Or ride the train east to Dresser for a shorter 50-minute ride!  There are options for every occasion! 
 
When: 
Saturdays and Sundays May-October

Where:  
The train departs our Osceola Depot located at 
114 Depot Rd.
Osceola, WI 54020

Visit our
"Train Rides" page for more details about each of these ride options, dates, departure times and to purchase your tickets.  Reservations are required for all brunch, dinner, and pizza trains.

 

WANTED!  Train Car Hosts
Saturdays and Sundays May-October

We are looking for enthusiastic, friendly people passionate & willing to work with families & kids on the train!

Join us for an informational session & training to become a summer Train Car Host for the Osceola Tourist Railway! This is the perfect summer position for anyone looking to volunteer, build their resume with community service, acquire customer services skills, etc.

Maybe you are retired looking to fill your time, or perhaps you are a college student looking for experience, or maybe just someone looking for a FUN way to give back to the community this summer!

Join our team of volunteers to help share the history of trains & the Osceola area with guests. Enjoy the summer months outdoors riding the train!

Train Car Hosts are an important position on our tourist railway and they help guests interact with the train, they share information, answer questions, and engage visitors 
to make their train ride experience GREAT!

When: We will set up a training date for you and then Train Car Hosts are scheduled Saturdays & Sundays (based on
availability and preferences) throughout the summer season.

Where:   
114 Depot Rd.
Osceola, WI 54020

Complete the application below and we will be in touch with you shortly!

Osceola Car Host Application

WANTED!  Museum Volunteers
Wednesday and Saturdays (Fridays in the summer)

We are looking for enthusiastic, friendly people passionate & willing to work with families & kids at our Jackson Street Roundhouse Museum in St. Paul!

Join us for an informational session & training to become a volunteer! This is the perfect position for anyone looking to volunteer, build their resume with community service, acquire customer services skills, help with program development, museum tours, etc.

Maybe you are retired looking to fill your time, or perhaps you are a college student looking for experience, or maybe just someone looking for a FUN way to give back to the community!

Join our team of volunteers to help share the history of trains & transportation. 

Our non-profit museum relies on volunteers and they are an integral position!  They help guests interact with the train cars, share information, answer questions, and engage visitors 
to make their museum experience GREAT!

When: We will set up a training date for you!  Volunteers are then scheduled based on availability and preference.  Hours are flexible and the museum is open 10:00-4:00


Where:   
Jackson Street Roundhouse

193 Pennsylvania Ave. E.
St. Paul, MN 55130

Email Kate McDonald at 
kate@transportationmuseum.org for more information and to get started!