Summer hours:
Wed: 10am - 4pm
Fri - 10pm - 4pm
Sat: 10am - 4pm
Sun - 12pm - 4pm
The Jackson Street Roundhouse was built by James J. Hill in 1907 as on 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, and our train yard filled with historic train cars and vintange buses. 

The Museum

Interactive Fun, 

Historic Intrigue 

The Jackson Street Roundhouse is the Transportation Museum's Headquarters. Not to be confused with our Tourist Railway in Osceola , this is the interactive museum with short train rides up and down our tracks every Saturday and on special occassions.

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.
(even heated caboose rides in the winter)
Rides last approx. 15 minutes, and are included in the admission ticket.
Purchase Tickets Here
Walk-ups always welcome, but for faster entrance, purchase tickets online, and check-in at ticket counter upon entering.

Our 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 get made. 

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

Programs & Events

 Tots & Trains Wednesdays 
(schedule here )

Train Rides (every Saturday)

The Roundhouse also hosts numerous events such as: Tots & Trains, Roundhouse on Tap brewery tastings, Music in the Museum, and other events. Check out events calendar to see what's happening!

Admission & Hours

Adult $10
Child (age 5-15) $8
Senior (age 62+) $8
Toddler $5 (age 2-4) $5
Family (2 adults + 2-4 children) $25
No train / bus ride on Wednesdays
Adult $12
Child (age 5-15) $10
Senior (age 62+) $10
Toddler $5 (age 2-4) $5
Family (2 adults + 2-4 children) $35
Price on Saturday includes a real (15 min) train ride!
Museum hours:
Wed: 10am - 4pm
Fri - 10pm - 4pm
Sat: 10am - 4pm
Sun - 12pm - 4pm

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