3102 37th St NW
Mandan, ND 58554
Memorial Day to Labor Day
Daily1 PM - 5 PM
Free. Donations Accepted.
Gift Shop


Museum dedicated to the history of railroading in the state of North Dakota. Main museum building which was donated by the Burlington Northern Railroad in 1984. This building was the BN yard office in Mandan

2013 Projects completed/started/waiting

Please see our webiste to learn about our projects that the museum has identified as being started in the calendar year of 2013. We have a fair number of projects that need to be done but monetary and other resources only allow the following for this year


To preserve railroad history and to allow everyone to view and to learn what we know about that history.


In 1974 a railroad committee was formed within the Morton County Historical Society. During 1986 the Railroad Museum Historical Society was established from the original committee.

In 1985, Kenneth and Darlene Porsborg of Mandan, ND donated four acres of land for a museum in the NW part of Mandan. Also that year Burlington Northern, Inc. donated the yard office from Mandan and with the assistance from the Morton County Historical society the yard office was moved to it's current site.

The North Dakota State Legislature in 1989 designated the museum in Mandan as the North Dakota State Railroad Museum.




Gift Shop

The museum has a gift shop which sells an assortment of railroad memorabilia including shirts, caps, books, belt buckles, mugs, t-shirts, pins, magnets and more. This is your chance to pick up a gift for yourself or your favorite railfan.

Gift Shop