Minnesota Transportation Museum at Jackson Street Roundhouse 

193 E. Pennsylvania Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55130
Jackson Street Roundhouse was built by James J. Hill in 1907 as one of the Great Northern Railway's steam engine maintenance facilities. Sitting on 9 acres, less than a mile north of downtown St. Paul, the property houses the Museum, Restoration Shop, Blacksmith Shop, Rutledge Depot, and our train yard filled with historic train cars and vintage buses!

Transportation Museum

Interactive Fun​​

Historic Intrigue 
Jackson Street Roundhouse is the headquarters of Minnesota Transportation Museum (MTM).

Not to be confused with our Tourist Railway in Osceola, this is a hands-on, interactive museum in the heart of St. Paul, Minnesota with short train rides up and down our tracks every Saturday and on special occasions.

Travel through history with exhibits featuring local and regional railway and bus history. Explore 50 historic train cars on 
site and housed in a building that represents a significant part of Twin Cities history. 

Experience a genuine operating roundhouse turntable, one of the last of its kind in the country. Witness restoration of historic railway operating equipment and view blacksmith demonstrations in our forge!
(even heated caboose rides in the winter)

Rides last approx. 15 minutes, and are included in the admission ticket (Saturday's only).

Admission & Hours
Wednesdays: 10am - 4pm
Adults $10                                Seniors (age 62+) $8
Children (age 5-15) $8            Toddlers (age 2-4) $5
Family (2 adults + 2-4 children) $25

No train rides. Blacksmith Shop is open!

Saturdays: 10am - 4pm
Adults $12                                Seniors (age 62+) $10
Children (age 5-15) $10          Toddlers (age 2-4) $5
Family (2 adults + 2-4 children) $35

Admission price includes a 15-minute caboose ride.
Train rides! Blacksmith Shop is open!
Purchase Tickets Here
Walk-ups always welcome, but for faster entrance, purchase tickets online, and check-in at ticket counter upon entering.
Support our organization!  
Come and visit anytime with an annual family membership!

Jackson Street Roundhouse

Built in 1907 by the "Empire Builder", James J. Hill, and his Great Northern Railway, the historic Jackson Street Roundhouse, a former steam engine maintenance facility, provides a unique opportunity for kids of all ages to experience transportation history in the Twin Cities and Upper Midwest. 

Learn more here.

Visit one of the last fully functioning roundhouse's in the country!

Over 50 Historic Train Cars on Site!

Climb, touch, explore our train cars in the museum!

Observe our maintenance and restoration crew working on train cars in our restoration shop!

Explore our train yard!

Visit our Blacksmith Shop where some of our parts for train restoration are made by hand! 

Take a look at some of the train cars we have at the Museum  here!

Rutledge Depot

Built in 1937, the Rutledge Depot was located in Pine County. This depot was the Northern Pacific's main line between St. Paul and Duluth. It replaced a larger depot that burned down. (12'x34')

The depot was abandoned in 1970 and years later, moved to the Museum's St. Paul site, where it is currently on display.

It is open during special events.

Programs & Events

 Tots & Trains Wednesdays 

Train Rides on Saturdays!
Minnesota Transportation Museum hosts numerous events, including: Tots & Trains, Roundhouse on Tap Brewery Tastings, Music in the Museum, and other events!

Check out the  events page  to see what's happening at Jackson Street Roundhouse & Museum and our other historic sites also!

Admission & Hours

Adult $10
Child (age 5-15) and Seniors (age 62+) $8
Toddler $5 (age 2-4) $5
Family (2 adults + 2-4 children) $25
No train rides on Wednesdays.
Blacksmith Shop is open!

(price includes 15-minute caboose ride)
Adult $12
Child (age 5-15) and Seniors (age 62+)  $10
Toddler (age 2-4) $5
Family (2 adults + 2-4 children) $35
Train rides open!
Blacksmith Shop is open!

Location & Directions

Wed: 10am - 4pm
Sat: 10am - 4pm

Jackson Street Roundhouse
193 Pennsylvania Ave. E.
St. Paul, MN. 55130
Purchase Tickets
Walk-ups always welcome, but for faster entrance, purchase tickets online, and check-in at ticket counter upon entering!
Support our organization!  Come and visit anytime with an annual family membership!