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 40 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
Santa's Railroad Wonderland 2015!
Santa's Railroad Wonderland is scheduled for weekends throughout December. It's an extravaganza of Christmas activities that include a nighttime train ride with updated Christmas lighting for 2015. Just about every part of our forty acre site is decorated, from the historic depot, the trains, the garden railroad, our three other scale model railroad layouts and everything else in between. We have our own character, Choo Choo Claus. Bring your camera and make your own Christmas memories. Our event has been bringing joy to thousands of families for 17 years.Click here to get discounted tickets on select weekends.
Stories with Mr. Stormy
TTM's child friendly story telling session, "Stories with Mr. Stormy," will continue on Saturday November 7, between 10:30 and 11:30 AM. Al "Stormy" West will tell a new, original, transport related story each month, with some 'show and tell' to give children 10 and under a real hands-on experience. This is followed by a guided train ride, with lots of information about how railroads work. Free with admission. Click link in column on right hand side for more information.
All Free Ford Model T Show Sept 12/13
The San Antonio Ford Model T Show is on Saturday & Sunday September 12 & 13. Admission for participants and visitors is free thanks to the Red McCombs Automotive Group.
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.
To help stretch your budget a little, look for our Sunday discount coupon linked from the "Hours & Admission" page on this site. Also, ask us about a Sunday discount when you are booking your next party in our main display building or brand new pavilion.
3:30 PM gate closure on Sat & Sun
TTM wants you to enjoy your visit to our museum. It takes about 90 minutes to properly see everything we have at TTM, and enjoy our train ride. To avoid last minute disappointment, we now close our gate for new arrivals at 3:30 PM. We still close at 5 PM for those already on the property.
A/C in main display building
Hot News! Well, cool news, actually. Our main display building now has air-conditioning for the first time, ever. Hosting your parties at TTM just got a whole lot nicer!
Bad weather and other exceptions to TTM's regular Hours
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 try to post such closures online, we may not always be able to do so.
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 each of these holidays. The museum will not be open during the day on Sundays during "Halloween Spook-Track-Ula" and "Santa's Railroad Wonderland."