The Jackson Street Roundhouse Museum 

193 E. Pennsylvania Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55130
The 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 our museum space, restoration shop, blacksmith shop, Rutledge Depot, and our train yard filled with historic train cars and vintage buses!

The Museum

Interactive Fun

Historic Intrigue 
The Jackson Street Roundhouse is the Minnesota Transportation Museum's (MTM) Headquarters.

Not to be confused with our Tourist Railway in Osceola, this is the 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 & bus history. We have 50 historic train cars on 
site, and are 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).

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!

The 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 (12'x34') 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.

The depot was abandoned in 1970, and years later, moved to the Transportation 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!
The Jackson Street Roundhouse Museum also hosts numerous events such as: 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 and our other historic sites also!

Admission & Hours

Wednesdays & Fridays:
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 or Fridays.
Blacksmith shop is open!

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


June 22nd 5:00 - 8:00pm

July 27th 5:00 - 8:00pm
August 24th 5:00 - 8:00pm

No train rides on Thursday evenings.

Location & Directions

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

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