• The Minnesota Streetcar Museum owns a fleet of eight historic streetcars, which are available for public rides in Minneapolis and Excelsior. We also preserve photographs, maps, and artifacts of the Twin Cities' streetcar era.

  • The Minnesota Streetcar Museum owns a fleet of eight historic streetcars, which are available for public rides in Minneapolis and Excelsior. We also preserve photographs, maps, and artifacts of the Twin Cities' streetcar era.

  • The Minnesota Streetcar Museum owns a fleet of eight historic streetcars, which are available for public rides in Minneapolis and Excelsior. We also preserve photographs, maps, and artifacts of the Twin Cities' streetcar era.

  • The Minnesota Streetcar Museum owns a fleet of eight historic streetcars, which are available for public rides in Minneapolis and Excelsior. We also preserve photographs, maps, and artifacts of the Twin Cities' streetcar era.

  • The Minnesota Streetcar Museum owns a fleet of eight historic streetcars, which are available for public rides in Minneapolis and Excelsior. We also preserve photographs, maps, and artifacts of the Twin Cities' streetcar era.

Como-Harriet 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! Visit the historic displays in our station, shop our unique gifts and souvenirs, then take a nostalgic ride on one of our historic streetcars along a scenic route between the lakes. Your Motorman will provide interesting information about the car and Minnesota streetcar history.

Excelsior Streetcar Line

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.

Special Events

PJ Party 07/27/2017

Como-Harriet Streetcar Line, Minneapolis MN

6 PM & 7 PM Trips
$5 per passenger, ticketed event

Postponed from Thursday, July 20 due to weather.

Put on your jammies and grab your best bear. Then head for the Linden Hills Station at Lake Harriet for the PJ Party. We’ll start with milk and cookies on the platform, then board the streetcar for a trip down the line. We’ll stop for a bedtime story from a noted children’s author before we return to the station. The event lasts about 45 minutes. In the event of rain the PJ Party will be postponed to the following Thursday.

Owl Service 08/05/2017

Como-Harriet Streetcar Line, Minneapolis MN

During the streetcar era cars ran throughout the night carrying passengers to and from jobs and seeing them home safely after a night on the town. Those with children might ride to let the cooling breezes and gentle motion of the streetcar lull a child to sleep. Experience Owl Service. Bring a date or bring the whole family. Bring a pillow. Bring a snack. Ride just once or ride all night. Single ride Fare is $2. An unlimited ride Owl Pass is just $5. Children 3 and under are free.

To view a poster of the event, click here.

Streetcar Camp for Kids 08/10/2017

Como-Harriet Streetcar Line, Minneapolis MN

Thursday, August 10 9 AM to 1 PM
Tuition: $49

For kids 6 to 11 who love streetcars! We’ll spend the morning learning all about track, motors, and controls. We’ll see how the crew does their jobs. Then each child will have the unique opportunity to climb into the Motorman’s seat and run the car down the line. Enrollment is limited to about a dozen children.

Enrollment has closed for this year’s Streetcar Camp.

For more information, click here.
For a sign up form and instructions, click here.

Story Time Trolley 08/10/2017

Excelsior Streetcar Line, Excelsior MN

5 PM & 6 PM
$5 per passenger, ticketed event

A treat, a trolley ride, and a bedtime story. Tickets are required and are available only
at the Excelsior Bay Books, 36 Water St.

To view a poster with more information, click here.

PJ Party 08/17/2017

Como-Harriet Streetcar Line, Minneapolis MN

6 PM & 7 PM Trips
$5 per passenger, ticketed event

Put on your jammies and grab your best bear. Then head for the Linden Hills Station at Lake Harriet for the PJ Party. We’ll start with milk and cookies on the platform, then board the streetcar for a trip down the line. We’ll stop for a bedtime story from a noted children’s author before we return to the station. The event lasts about 45 minutes. In the event of rain the PJ Party will be postponed to the following Thursday.