Welcome to the Excelsior Streetcar Line! Step back to the days when the streetcar was king - when Twin Citians went to work, to school, and to play by trolley!
To learn more about the Excelsior Streetcar Line, including location, schedule, fares, charters, history, photos, and links, please refer to the navigation menus on the home page.
Welcome aboard the Excelsior Streetcar Line online; we look forward to welcoming you in person soon!
To download a pdf version of The Minnesota Streetcar Museum's brochure (196kb), click here.
Check out our newest book Twin Cities by Trolley - The Streetcar Era in Minneapolis and St. Paul by Aaron Isaacs and John Diers.
Enjoy a trip through historic Excelsior along a half-mile
of track built on the former right-of-way of the
Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway. The car stops at our car barn so passengers can view
a photo gallery of hotels, trains, paddlewheel boats and landmarks from the
1800s; history, in pictures, of the Twin Cities Rapid Transit as it ran in
Minneapolis and St. Paul; other streetcars
in our collection; work in progress of restoring a vintage streetcar.
Re-board the car riding to the end of the line where you will see some of
the 110 miles of shoreline of Lake Minnetonka where the car returns to the Water Street
stop. After your trip back in time, stop at the old Minneapolis and St. Louis station and see
the Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society displays. Excelsior
was founded in 1853. Then, take a stroll along Water
to see the many owner occupied shops.
For more information, you can check out the following web sites: