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700 Park Drive, New Brighton, MN 55112
Hours of Operation:
Mon. Closed
Tue. Closed
Wed. Closed
Thu. Closed
Fri. Closed
Sat. 01:00 PM – 04:00 PM
Sun. 01:00 PM – 04:00 PM
Open Seasonally on Weekends: June -September: 1:00 – 4:00 PM, Saturdays & Sundays

The New Brighton History Center is located in Long Lake Regional Park. In 1982, Soo Line gave the Bulwer Junction Depot to New Brighton Historical Society; and in 1990, the building was moved to its current location in Long Lake Park, where it serves as History Center. Outside the building there is a restored caboose kids can explore seasonally.

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The building is open on summer weekends.

New Brighton History Center

Exploring Indoors at New Brighton History Center

It is fun to explore the outside of the historic depot any time we visit Long Lake Park, but vising on a Saturday or Sunday between 1pm to 4pm between June and September allows for an indoor visit as well. Families can explore the waiting room, exhibits and artwork of the time. Exhibits on display include stone tools from Native American villages of the Long Lake Area, a collection of railway lanterns, an office and a kitchen, a bedroom with antique bedding and vintage dolls, railway uniforms and a ticket desk.  The caboose is also open during the weekend hours.

New Brighton History Center in Long Lake Park

Exploring Outdoors at Long Lake Park

After visiting the depot, families can explore the beautiful paths of Long Lake Park or visit the playgrounds or beach.  Learn more about the amenities of Long Lake Regional Park here.

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