Our mission is to be the leader in protecting and interpreting North America’s transportation heritage.
Located on over 40 acres, the National Museum of Transportation is approximately 16 miles southwest of downtown St. Louis, on a site which includes one of the two first man-made railroad tunnels west of the Mississippi River. The Museum site features more than four miles of switching and exhibition track, houses a nationally acclaimed research library of transportation-related memorabilia and documents, and contains over 70 locomotives, half of them "one-of-a-kind" or "sole survivors" of their type. Our collections of automobiles, buses, streetcars, aircraft, horse-drawn vehicles, and riverboat materials are constantly expanding to reflect the ever-changing nature of transportation. Sustainable gardens highlight the role of transportation in nature.