Museum of the American Railroad

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Travelers Advisory:

The Museum's Frisco site is currently under construction and not open to the public.

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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   Time Travelers

Time Travelers is a reciprocal membership network for historical sites and museums throughout the United States. The Missouri History Museum created the program in 1998 so that members of historical institutions could receive exclusive benefits and privileges at participating museums and historical sites nationwide.  The Museum of the American Railroad is a proud participant.

   Dallas Arts Partners

Dallas ArtsPartners is a groundbreaking collaboration between Dallas Independent School District, the City of Dallas, Big Thought, and over 50 of Dallas' arts and cultural organizations.  The Museum actively supports ArtsPartners initiatives that bring cultural programming to area schools through study trips and in-class programming. 

   Texas Lakes Trail Tourism

A combination of historic preservation and tourism, this economic development initiative encourages communities to partner to promote Texas’ historic and cultural resources.  The Lakes Trail Region features over 100 historic destinations in North Central Texas including the Museum of the American Railroad.

   Association of Railway Museums

The purpose of ARM is to lead in the advancement of railway heritage through education and advocacy, guided by the principles set forth in "Recommended Practices for Railway Museums," and incorporating other practices generally accepted in the wider museum community.  The Museum is one of 200 members of ARM that actively participates in advocacy, the creation of standards and practices, and annual preservation conferences.

   National Trust for Historic Preservation

The National Trust for Historic Preservation provides leadership, education and advocacy to save America's diverse historic places and revitalize our communities.  The Museum is a long-time member of the National Trust and supports its advocacy, initiatives, and preservation efforts throughout the United States, including significant railroad subjects. 


Created by an act of Congress in 1971, the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (known as Amtrak) operates the nation’s network of intercity, regional, and Northeast Corridor passenger trains.  The quasi-government corporation operates passenger service on 21,000 miles of track in 46 states in cooperation with the nation’s private freight railroad companies, providing a clean, fuel efficient transportation alternative.  The Museum is an official host site for the annual Texas Eagle equipment display each October.

  Texas Rail Tourism Alliance

TRTA is a state-wide organization of Texas railway museums, tourist railways, depots, and historical sites dedicated to promoting awareness of local railroad history and tourism.  The Museum of the American Railroad is a charter member of TRTA.


National Endowment for the Arts &
Blue Star Museums

The Blue Star Museums initiative is a partnership among Blue Star Families, the National Endowment for the Arts, and more than 1,000 museums across America.  The Museum of the American Railroad is once again offering free admission to active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day, May 30, 2011, through Labor Day, September 5, 2011.
 Fair Park, TX

Fair Park is the only intact and unaltered pre-1950s world fair site remaining in the United States – with an extraordinary collection of 1930s art and architecture.  Today, the 277-acre park and it’s cultural, educational and sports facilities play host to more than seven million annual visitors. 

   HIT Entertainment

The Museum, along with the Grapevine Vintage Railroad, contracts with HIT Entertainment & Thomas Licensing, LLC to bring Day Out with Thomas to North Texas each spring.  The Museum will celebrate its tenth Day Out with Thomas event in Grapevine in 2012! 

   Operation Lifesaver

Operation Lifesaver is a nationwide initiative to promote safety awareness around railroad tracks and highway grade crossings.  Texas Operation Lifesaver is a partnership between the railroad industry, the State, and local agencies that provides a network of certified volunteer speakers and trained instructors offering free rail safety education programs.

   American Association of Museums

The American Association of Museums brings museums together helping to develop standards and best practices, gathering and sharing knowledge, and providing advocacy on issues of concern to the entire museum community.  AAM represents over 18,000 individual museum professionals and volunteers, 3,000 institutions, and 250 corporate members. 

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