Minnesota Transportation Museum
Visitors can go back in time and tour the historic Jackson Street Roundhouse as well as see a variety of railcars, buses, and depots.
Backstory and Context
The Jackson Street Roundhouse replaced the smaller engine house St. Paul & Pacific and became a part of a shop complex in the 1880s. The roundhouse was sold in 1960 and remolded into a warehouse and industrial building; the tracks and turntable were removed. The Minnesota Transportation Museum bought the building in 1986 and restored it as an operating roundhouse. The museum officially opened in 1999. 20 of the 25 original stalls remain and the museum reinstalled the turntable in 2001.