Museum of the American Railroad

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Founded in 1962, 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.

In its most ambitious project to date, the Museum closed its location in Dallas’ Fair Park to relocate its collections and operations 30 miles north to Frisco, Texas. The Frisco site is currently under construction and access to the locomotive and rolling stock collection is limited to scheduled tours. For more information on tours, please see the “Tour Information and Directions” page under the Visit tab above. Additionally, 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.

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Visit Us:

Enjoy our Interim Exhibits and Museum Store at the Frisco Heritage Museum - 6455 Page Street, Frisco, TX 75034.

Wed - Sat, 10am - 5pm
Sun, 1pm - 5pm

Walking Tours:

Guided tours of the Museum's rolling stock site are available on Thursdays & Saturdays only  at 10am and 11:30am through October 1st.  Click here for the current tour schedule and details.  Self-guided tours are not available at this time.  Guided tours are only available on posted dates (above).

Educational Programs:

Contact the Museum at 214-428-0101 to arrange field trips, group tours, and in-class presentations.

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For more information, phone the Museum at 214-428-0101.


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Walking Tour Schedule - Extended!
Guided walking tours of the Museum's new Frisco facility are back!  We are pleased to announce the 2016 Summer Walking Tour schedule.  Tours will run each Thursday and Saturday at 10am & 11:30am from June 9th through October 1st.  

Vulcan Materials Company Donates Flex Base for Track Construction
In what can only be described as a generous act of kindness and show of civic pride, Vulcan Materials is donating all of the base material necessary for construction of the Museum’s ten exhibit tracks – some 7,000 tons!

Phase II Construction Resumes

Finally, after months of rain delays, Phase II construction resumes at the Museum of the American Railroad.  Ironically, excessive rain and standing water have prevented contractors from installing the additional storm drainage network for over 9 weeks. 

Museum Wraps Up a Great 2015-2016 Academic Year!

The Museum of the American Railroad’s first full year of educational programs were met with wonder and excitement by children throughout North Texas!  Since moving to Frisco in 2013, the Museum has invested in greatly expanded cultural history and technology programs which fit a wide range of grades and TEKS requirements.  We are pleased to report that these programs were well patronized by many thousands of teachers and students throughout the region and drew great reviews.

Amtrak's Exhibit Train Coming to Frisco, Texas!
All Aboard Frisco! On Saturday, September 24, the Amtrak Exhibit Train is pulling into the Museum of the American Railroad from 10am – 5pm. Meet us at the museum and come aboard for a self-guided tour through Amtrak’s past, present and future.

A Big Thank You from the Day Out with Thomas Crew!
A big thank you from the staff to all of our guests that attended this year’s Day Out with Thomas in Grapevine!

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