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
Different hours for December 2019
Due to "Santa's Railroad Wonderland, " our family friendly series of evening Christmas shows, the museum will close early, at 3 PM, on Saturday 12/7. 12/14, and 12/21. The museum will be closed during the day om Sunday 12/8, 12/15, and 12/22. "Santa's Railroad Wonderland" runs from 6 - 9 PM on each of these nights. The museum will then be closed Friday, Saturday & Sunday 12/28,28 & 30, and the first weekend in January as well, Friday 3, Saturday 4 and Sunday 5. We will re-open as usual on Friday January 10.
Track improvement donation request
The tracks at the Texas Transportation Museum in San Antonio may not be as long as others but they are just as wide and just as hard to maintain, especially in August. Summer 2019 has seen a lot of both volunteer and professional work being done on our existing lines even as we put together a plan to about double their length. If you would like to make a donation - large or small - towards these efforts, here is a link that makes it super easy. You can click on the "Make a Donation" tab and get it taken care of in seconds - no hours under the broiling sun for you - or you can mail us a check at the address provided. Or make a donation in person - plastic or paper - at TTM the next time you are there.
TTM is a registered 501(c)(3) charity.
Here's the link: https://www.txtransportationmuseum.org/donate.php
Next steam powered train ride day - Saturday November 23
The next date for scheduled steam powered train rides at TTM is Saturday November 23, 2019. #1, our 1925 Baldwin 0-4-0 steam locomotive will operate on a demand basis between around 10 AM to 1 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.