Excelsior Streetcar Line

Welcome to the Excelsior Streetcar Line! Relive the days when the streetcar carried Twin Citians to spend the day at the lake.

Enjoy a trolley trip along a half-mile of track built on the former right-of-way of the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway. The car makes a stop at our carbarn so passengers can view a photo gallery of hotels, trains, paddlewheel boats and landmarks from the 1800s and see work in progress on a streetcar restoration. Learn more about the ride on our FAQ page.

After your trip back in time, stop at the old rail station and see the Lake Minnetonka Historical Society displays. Then take a stroll along Water Street and visit the many unique shops, grab an ice cream cone, or have a casual meal. Before you know it, you’re standing on the shore of Lake Minnetonka watching sail boats and power yachts — maybe you’ll catch sight of the streetcar era steamboat, Minnehaha.


The Excelsior Streetcar Line is located in downtown Excelsior on Water Street between Third and George Streets. Board at the Water Street Ticket Booth and Platform next to the Excelsior Library –  337 Water Street, Excelsior MN 55331. Excelsior has two free parking lots and limited on-street free parking.


The streetcars of the Como-Harriet and Excelsior Streetcar Lines are not wheelchair accessible. As historic vehicles that could not be made wheelchair accessible without damaging their historic integrity, they are exempt from the Americans with Disabilities Act. Our crews are available to assist passengers with disabilities in boarding our streetcars to the extent possible.

Persons with other disabilities are encouraged to call in advance of their visit with questions about accessibility.