The Lake Superior Railroad Museum Re-opens July 1
The Lake Superior Railroad Museum has been closed since the middle of March due to COVID-19 and officially re-opens to the public on July 1st. Of course, as with most places that have re-opened, there are some changes in protocols to help keep the staff and public safe. Not only will the museum be opening, it will mark the official start of the season for the North Shore Scenic Railroad.
Deep cleaning will be done daily before and after the museum opens, or when trains depart the station. They will be following cleaning and sanitizing protocols according to CDC, State of Minnesota, and St. Louis County Health Department rules. As the trains run, there will also be on-going cleaning throughout the cars.
If you do go, remember your mask as it will be mandatory while visiting the museum and while riding the train. While there, you'll see that it's mandatory for the crew and staff as well. Tour changes include one way directional routes, hand sanitizer throughout the building, and push buttons have been replaced with motion sensors on displays.
One good thing with all of this is that for now, The Depot and Train Museum are free, but with a suggested donation. You can get more information on the train schedule, ticket prices, reservations, and even the music and pizza train packages here.