Texas Transportation Museum was begun in 1964. It's a great place, built and run by volunteers who like this stuff so much we are willing to work for free! There are now a few part-time staff members, but we remain very much a volunteer organization. We receive no government funding of any kind and are totally dependent on the income we make from visitors. We must be doing something right if we are still here after over 50 years! We are open three days a week and offer scheduled train rides on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
We hope you find our site informative about the museum and the history of transportation in and around San Antonio. We really hope you will come to visit us and experience our collections, our working railroad and the various smaller scale train layouts that we operate.
News / Upcoming Events
Paws For Trains
There will be a special day focusing on both dogs and rail safety on Saturday July 27. Learn about keeping your pooch happy and healthy in the Texas heat plus advice on rail safety such as saying off the tracks and how to deal with grade crossings. The event runs all day. No extra charge.
Friday Train Rides during the school summer break
There will be scheduled train rides every Friday during the school summer break. Starting on Friday May 31, the train will run at 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM and 1:30 PM. Trains rides are included in admission.
Next steam powered train ride day - To be announced
The next date for scheduled steam powered train rides at TTM is yet to be decided. #1, our 1925 Baldwin 0-4-0 steam locomotive requires some servicing that will take a few months to complete. The goal is to have it back running again by May. When that happens, #1 will operate on a demand basis between around 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM. No additional charge for admission. Our antique diesel electric locomotives will power the other scheduled train rides on this day.
National holiday closure policy
The museum is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday except Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Years Day. The museum may be closed on additional days before and after each of these holidays.
Bad weather closure policy
During severe weather events, the museum may delay opening, close early or close entirely. Please call us at (210) 490-3554 to confirm. While we will always try to post such closures on this web site and on our Facebook page, we may not always be able to do so.
TTM Turns 50 !!!
TTM celebrated its 50th anniversary on January 1, 2014. It was on this day back in 1964 that the museum's articles of incorporation went into effect. After a few years at Pearl Brewery, TTM relocated to its current site on Wetmore Road where we have been operating ever since.