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
Bad weather closure policy - Santa's Railroad Wonderland
All announcements regarding the closure of the museum for "Santa's Railroad Wonderland" will be announced around noon on each day of the event that is affected. We will use the latest weather forecasts and ground conditions at the museum as our guides to ensure that visitors will have a safe and comfortable experience at the show.
December 2018 - open hours
TTM has a very different schedule in December.
"Santa's Railroad Wonderland," our huge, family friendly, Christmas Show, with night time train rides and visits with Santa, will be open from 6 to 9 PM on the following dates: Sat & Sun December 8 & 9, 15 & 16, and 22 & 23.
The museum will open at 9 AM on Saturday December 8, 15 and 22 but will close early, at 3 PM.
The museum will be closed during the day on Sunday 9, 16 and 23.
The museum will not be open the final weekend of the year, Friday, Saturday and Sunday December 28,29 and 30.
The museum will not be open the first weekend of the 2019, Friday, Saturday and Sunday January 5,6 and 7.
The museum will re-open for normal business on Friday January 11, 2019.
Santa's Railroad Wonderland tickets now available on line
Advance sales for Santa's Railroad Wonderland- including a vey limited number of discount tickets - are now available on this web site. Just click the link to the SRW web page.
Next steam powered train ride day - Sat. December 15, 2018
Saturday December 15 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.
New hours - September 2017
Starting on Saturday September 2, 2017, TTM's hours of operation on Saturday & Sunday will change. We will open at 9:00 and close at 4 PM. Last admission will be at 3:30 PM. The train schedule on these days will stay the same: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM, 3:30 PM. Train rides are included in admission.
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.