Group Events


Group Events and Education

groupsWe are proud to make the Lake Superior Railroad Museum available to large group events and educational programs. From corporate retreats or weddings, to class trips or boyscout merit badges, the Railroad Museum has options that fit your needs.


Visit to find out more about event space for your special occasion.

To find out more about bringing your group to the Lake Superior Railroad Museum, contact Mary Karl at 218-733-7503 or email her at


Educational Programs

The following five programs are examples of items we can emphasize for your educational group. These programs are present by LSRM Education staff, and are a great way to focus your group's visit. All programs highlight our exhibits and can be adapted to meet your specific needs.


Discover the Lake Superior Railroad Museum

The William Crooks and the Mallet are highlighted as students explore the basics of historical steam powered locomotives. Students climb aboard the Duluth, Winnipeg and Pacific caboose to learn about life on the "Crummy" and some of the jobs aboard the train.
Adaptable to all grade levels


Passengers & Freight

Students explore the Dining Car China Exhibit, the Railway Post Office and a number of freight cars to learn how railroads of the past served as both passenger and freight transportation.
Adaptable to all grade levels.


Railroad Maintenance

Students examine the equipment used to maintain the railroads, including hand propelled pump cars, track tools, a hyrail inspection car and a steam powered wrecker. Students climb aboard both rotary and wedge snowplows and watch videos of snowplows in action!
Adaptable to all grade levels.


The Way Things Work

The William Crooks, the Milwaukee Road Electric and the SOO Line No. 2500 are highlighted as students follow the evolution of railroading and explore the ways different types of locomotives work.
Recommended for grades 3 and up.


Trains of Duluth and the Iron Range

Students learn about railroad equipment that was used primarily in Duluth and on the Iron Range. They'll get to know the Minnetonka and the 7-Spot, and go back in time as they explore the Mallet and some of the storefronts in Depot Square.
Adaptable to all grade levels. 


For group reservations please email or call 218-733-7503 to set up your visit.