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
FREE admission day - Saturday February 23
Pullman sleeping car 'McKeever' at the Texas Transportation Museum
FREE DAY at the Texas Transportation Museum in San Antonio this coming Saturday, February 23, 2019, as part of the museum's "Pullman Porter History" outreach project. Descendants of porters and other Pullman employees are invited to bring their memories and pictures to the museum where there will be trained volunteers to scan the images and take oral histories. TTM aims to make a permanent exhibit at the museum which has one of the few remaining Pullman sleeping cars that is open to the public in the country. The information will also be shared on a web page dedicated to the history of Pullman porters in Texas. Oh, as a bonus, our 1925 Baldwin 0-4-0 steam locomotive will be running for a few hours starting around 11 AM as well.
Next steam powered train ride day - Sat. February 23, 2019
Saturday February 23 is the next date for scheduled steam powered train rides at TTM. Our 1925 Baldwin 0-4-0 steam locomotive will operate on a demand basis between 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.