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COVID 19

UPDATE, June 24, 2020: Museum and Railway Plans Related to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The current health pandemic has caused disruptions in all our lives, and that includes the Minnesota Transportation Museum and its Osceola & St. Croix Valley Railway that have been closed to the public. We are following the guidance of our elected leaders and health officials and can announce a reopening schedule:

The Museum at Jackson Street Roundhouse will reopen on July 1, 2020. We are taking every precaution to keep our visitors and volunteers safe and healthy. In order to do that, we ask that all visitors abide by the following:

  • Agree to a temperature check at the entrance.
  • Wear face coverings.
  • Use hand sanitizer or wash your hands often.
  • Maintain social distance from strangers of at least 6-feet
  • Only consume food and beverages in the outdoor areas.
  • Avoid touching the exhibits and equipment as much as possible.
  • Follow the directions of our volunteers.
  • Volunteers in our maintenance shop and on our trains have been provided guidelines to follow.

Osceola & St. Croix Valley Railway

The worldwide pandemic (COVID-19) has forced a decision to cancel operations of the Osceola & St. Croix Valley Railway for the remainder of 2020. The decision was made on July 17, 2020 by the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Transportation Museum (MTM), which operates the railway along the St. Croix River, with departures from Osceola. This decision was made with a very heavy heart, but in the interests of protecting the health and safety of our volunteers and passengers. Current ticket holders will receive a gift card that can be applied to any future reservation. All of us at MTM look forward to seeing you during our 2021 season when we hope that our lives will return to a sense of normal. Please be safe and healthy!

MTM needs your support to help us weather the pandemic and to be here for you in the next season. Please support us by making a generous contribution:

Minnehaha Depot in Minneapolis
Closed for the season. Following guidelines of Minneapolis Parks Board.

MTM Needs Your Support
The Minnesota Transportation Museum needs your support now more than ever. The pandemic has caused a severe shortage of operating revenue. The CARES Act, passed by Congress offers tax incentives for charitable giving during this challenging year. Please make a donation by clicking below: