The Minnesota Streetcar Museum is a living history museum. A ride on one of our historic streetcars takes you back to the first half of the 1900s, the era of electric mass-transit. It’s a trip back in time aboard a “museum on wheels.” Our volunteer crews will provide historical context and are always happy to answer questions about the history and development of the Twin Cities streetcar system.
We operate two demonstration lines:
- The Como-Harriet Streetcar Line in southwest Minneapolis on the west side of Lake Harriet
- The Excelsior Streetcar Line near Highway 7 in Excelsior, southwest of Minneapolis
Click on either line above for complete information on Location, Schedules, Fares, Special Events and more. In addition to a streetcar ride, a visit to either line offers lots more to see and do. Take a look at the About the Line sections for both Como-Harriet and Excelsior.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long is the streetcar ride?
Rides at both Como-Harriet and Excelsior are about 15 minutes long.
So how long might I have to wait for the next ride?
During our operating hours streetcars run continuously. If you just miss a trip, you’ll wait about 15 minutes for the next one.
Do I need a reservation?
No. Reservations are not required during regular operations or for most special events. Some events — Murder Mystery, The Late Show, and PJ Parties at Como-Harriet; Story Time Trolley at Excelsior; Trick ‘r Trolley at both lines — do require tickets, which are sold in advance. Check the Events section for details.
Where can I park?
There is ample free on-street parking at both the Como-Harriet and Excelsior Streetcar Lines. There is also a pay lot at Lake Harriet between the Bandstand and our Linden Hills Station.
Do you accept credit or debit cards?
We accept most credit and debit cards. We also gladly accept personal checks. Please note that the Como-Harriet Streetcar Line does not accept cash.
Are your streetcars handicapped accessible?
No, they are not. There are steps into the cars and wheelchairs will not fit through the doors. In many cases, however, we can assist boarding for partially ambulatory riders.
Are restrooms available?
At Como-Harriet there are public facilities at the nearby Bandstand. At Excelsior there are restrooms locally.