If you’re looking to have a “flashback Saturday,” take the family to the Railroad Museum on a Saturday morning, grab lunch at Babe’s, and then head over the Frisco Heritage Museum. It’s all in walking distance, but you can park the car far away to give the kids an old school traveling lesson!
The Railroad Museum
The Railroad Museum has been a staple in Fair Park for over fifty years, but in 2011 it made the decision to move to Frisco, TX. Currently the management team, led by Bob LaPrelle, offices out of the Heritage Museum and beginning June 12th, the museum will offer summer tours of the facility, trains, and growth plans.
Many months of planning and coordination were required to move each of the cars from Fair Park to Frisco on existing active tracks. The costs of preparing, packing, and the move itself were in large part due to sponsorship from local Railroad companies, the City of Frisco, and other train enthusiasts.
The current collection ranks 5th in uniqueness and will offer locals and tourists a fun and interesting look into the history of trains. After the multi-year build out, there will be six switches, 6,300 feet of track, 5,050 tons of ballast, a huge covered museum and a growing collection of cars to tour through. In addition, they have kid-themed events like “Thomas the Train” Day and “National Train Day” make for fun, yet educational, outings!
The Heritage Museum
If you’re a Frisco 3rd-grader, you will get your chance to see the Heritage Museum as they play host to some 5,500 students! If not, you can get your fix on any Wed-Sat from 10a to 5pm or Sundays from 1-5.
Your tour will come with access to the Heritage Museum and thousands of historical items, all of which are placed in a logical manner. In addition, you get to tour the church, depot, Smith Muse House, and the Old School House.
If you’re looking for fun ways to keep active this summer, this is a solid day of Frisco-centric activity!