Transportation Museum's Historic
Jackson Street Roundhouse 

193 E. Pennsylvania Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55130


Over 50 Historic Train Cars on Site!

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 Saint Paul, the property houses the Museum, Restoration Shop, Blacksmith Shop, Rutledge Depot, and our train yard filled with historic cars and vintage buses!


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! 

The best part is we offer REAL TRAIN RIDES EVERY SATURDAY- rain, snow or shine come and ride with us! In the winter, visitors can cruise the rails in a heated caboose for 15 minutes down the line. No need to pay extra for this experience because its part of your admission!

Admission & Hours

Location & Directions

Wednesdays and Fridays*
Adult $11
Child (age 5-15) and Seniors (age 62+) $9
Toddler (age 2-4) $6
Family (2 adults + 2-4 children) $25
No train rides on Wednesdays.
Blacksmith Shop is open!

*Friday hours June 1 through August 24, 2018 only.

**Drafts & Crafts is an evening program every first Friday, June through September, from 3pm to 8pm. Tickets are $15 per person. Admission includes beer samples and a train ride.
(price includes 15-minute caboose ride)
Adult $13
Child (age 5-15) and Seniors (age 62+)  $11
Toddler (age 2-4) $6
Family (2 adults + 2-4 children) $35
Train rides open!
Blacksmith Shop is open!

Museum ​​​​
Wed: 10am - 4pm

Fri: 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!

Programs & Events

Minnesota Transportation Museum hosts numerous programs and events, including: Tots & Trains, Drafts & Crafts, and so much more!

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

Train Rides on Saturdays!