Transportation Museum's Historic
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! WITH REAL TRAIN RIDES EVERY SATURDAY!
Jackson Street Roundhouse is also the headquarters of Minnesota Transportation Museum (MTM).

Not to be confused with our Tourist Railway in Osceola. the Roundhouse 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).

Over 50 Historic Train Cars on Site!

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!

Programs & Events

 Tots & Trains Wednesdays 

Train Rides on Saturdays!

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!