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. Information on scheduled walking tours of the collection can be found here.

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:
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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¡Paseo con Thomas!

THOMAS EL TREN, VISITARÁ el Centro Histórico de Grapevine DURANTE el mes de abril, del 10 al 12 y del 17 al 19.

¡Pu! ¡Puuuuu! THOMAS el tren está festejando la amistad con el tour del 2015 "Day Out With Thomas®: The Celebration Tour 2015," ¡todas las familias de Norte América están invitadas a subir a bordo! Invitamos a todos los pequeños ingenieros a unirse a Thomas, cuando la locomotora con el número 1 llegue al ferrocaril Grapevine Vintage Railroad para celebrar el "Day Out with Thomas: The Celebration Tour 2015". 

Las entradas para el evento "Day Out with Thomas: The Celebration Tour 2015" ya están a la venta; las puedes comprar llamando gratis a Ticketweb, al o en los sitios

Day Out with Thomas Returns!
Thomas the Tank Engine will chug into the Grapevine Vintage Railroad in historic downtown Grapevine (705 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051) April 10-12 and 17-19, 2015.  Thomas & Friends celebrate the Celebration Tour, 2015!  Tickets are available at TicketWeb by phoning toll free 1-866-468-76301-866-468-7630 or online by clicking here

Announcing Spring & Summer 2015 Walking Tours!
The Museum of the American Railroad will provide guided tours of a portion of its new facilities in Frisco during Spring Break each Thursday & Saturday at 11:00am & 1:00pm from March 7 to14, then each Thursday & Saturday at 11:00am only from March 19 to 28

Summer Walking Tours will take place each Thursday & Saturday at 11:00am & 1:00pm from May 9 to August 29.

Phase II Construction Underway

Thanks to a generous contribution from FCS Construction of Frisco, Phase II work at the Museum of the American Railroad officially began today.  FCS has graciously agreed to provide all of the grading portion of the project, including achieving final elevation of the remainder of the 12.34 acre site and groundwork for future track construction.

PA Restoration Project Receives International Attention
Our effort to restore one of the last remaining Alco PA locomotives has received widespread attention. The project has its own Facebook page with over 1,000 followers, was recently featured in an article in TRAINS magazine, and received a donation today from a generous supporter in England. For information on how you can get involved in this historic project, please visit the the project page on this website and join us on Facebook!

Phase II Groundbreaking Ceremony
Work on Phase II of the Museum's Frisco construction project officially began today with a ceremonial groundbreaking at 10:00am.  The event was attended by over 150 guests, including Frisco city officials,  Museum stakeholders, and area business leaders.

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