Museum of the American Railroad

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Voted “Best Railroad Museum in TX, OK, AR, LA, KS, and MO,” by Cowcatcher 2012 Gold Rail Awards!

Founded in 1963, the Museum of the American Railroad is a not-for-profit Texas corporation dedicated to celebrating the heritage and exploring the future of railroads through historic preservation, research, and educational programming. The museum collects artifacts and archival material from the railroad industry to exhibit and interpret their significance in American life and culture. Exhibits and general programs are provided year-round.  Educational programs are available to local schools and universities through study trips, in-class programming & outreach, and online resources.

The Museum has embarked on its most ambitious project to date, the relocation of collections and operations from Dallas’ Fair Park to Frisco, Texas – a suburb 30 miles to the north.  The 1.8 acre Fair Park location was closed in November of 2011 to prepare the historic structures and rolling stock for movement.  The Frisco site is currently under construction. The Museum currently maintains interim offices, exhibits, and retail at the Frisco Heritage Museum located a few hundred yards north of the new, permanent site.  For additional information about the move, click the Frisco tab above.

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Travelers Advisory:

The Museum's Frisco site is currently under construction, however summer walking tours are available Thursdays & Saturdays at 11am & 1pm, weather permitting.

Please visit our interim exhibits at the Frisco Heritage Museum two blocks north.

Museum of the American Railroad
Interim Offices, Exhibits, and
Museum Store
  Located in the Frisco Heritage Museum
6455 Page Street, Frisco, TX 75034
(214) 428-0101

Heritage Museum Hours of Operation:
Wednesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm
Sunday, 1pm - 5pm

Please phone Artreach Booking Service to schedule educational programs or in-class presentations
(214) 219-2049

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Museum Participates in Frisco's MindBender Academy

The Museum of the American Railroad's STEM-based programs were well received at this year's MindBender Academy in Frisco.  The annual week-long summer camp, a public private partnership aimed toward encouraging careers in technology fields, took place at Frisco's Career and Technical Education Center.

Summer at the Railroad Museum

The Museum of the American Railroad will provide guided tours of a portion of its new facilities in Frisco beginning June 12.  Summer at the Railroad Museum will consist of guided tours of select cars and locomotives at 11:00am and 1:00pm Thursdays & Saturdays, weather permitting.  Please phone ahead to check the status of the tour schedule in the event of inclement weather.  Tours will last approximately 45 minutes and will originate at the Frisco Heritage Museum (6455 Page Street, Frisco, TX 75034) - just a few blocks north of the Railroad Museum.

National Train Day Activities

In celebration of National Train Day, May 10, 2014, the Museum of the American Railroad will provide guided tours of select railroad passenger cars at its new facility in Frisco, Texas.  Visitors will get a sneak preview of the new Museum site and tour historic rail cars from the Golden Age of rail travel. 

Admission to the event is $5 for adults and $2.50 for children ages 3-12.  Visitors must purchase admission at the Frisco Heritage Museum (6455 Page Street, Frisco, TX 75034), where additional exhibits and presentations will be featured as part of National Train Day.

Museum to Participate in National Train Day 2014!

The Museum of the American Railroad will participate in Amtrak's National Train Day, 2014.  The Museum will have representatives at Fort Worth's Intermodal Station, as well as activities and a preview of a portion of the new Frisco facility on May 10.  Details will be announced here in a few weeks.  For further information about National Train Day, visit

Museum Hosts DALLAS TV Series Production

The DALLAS television series was "on location" at the Museum this morning.  Horizon Scripted Television of Dallas shot a segment of Season 3's Episode 12 featuring the Museum's Kansas City Southern boxcar #106917 and Western Pacific boxcar #68652.  The cars were the subject of a fictitious illegal shipment of drugs from Mexico to Texas.

Family Fun is #1 at Day Out with Thomas

Favorites and new faces join in on the fun of Day Out with Thomas 2014 (March 28-30 & April 4-6) in Grapevine!  The Museum of the American Railroad and the Grapevine Vintage Railroad pride themselves in bringing guests topnotch performances and entertainment each year, and this year we have expanded!

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Amtrak: America's Railroad for 40 Years!
In celebration of Amtrak’s 40th anniversary, America’s Railroadsm is offering the public an opportunity to view an Exhibit Train, a unique traveling display showcasing the railroad’s history.  The train will be on display January  7th-8th at the Amtrak Station (1001 Jones Street) in downtown Fort Worth.  Event hours are 10:00am to 4:00pm. 

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