4900 S Minnehaha Drive
Minneapolis, MN 55417


Phone: 612-230-6400


Sunday 1:30-5:30 pm
Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day

Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day: 1:30-5:30 pm

Princess Depot

Part of: Minnehaha Regional Park

Features & Amenities

  • Group Tours

Good to Know

Free Admission

Located across from Minnehaha Falls Pergola Garden.

Referred to as the "Princess” because of its delicate gingerbread canopy.

The depot is owned by the Minnesota Historical Society and operated by the Minnesota Transportation Museum.

Major investments at Central Gym Park in 2018 were made possible with funding from the 20-Year Neighborhood Park Plan. This historic agreement between MPRB and the City of Minneapolis helps address racial and economic equity across 160 neighborhood parks and provides $11 million annually to maintain, repair and replace facilities.

20-Year Neighborhood Park Plan
Major Investments at Central Gym Park in 2018

Historical Site Details

Neighborhood: Hiawatha

Service AreaSouth

Commissioner District5



The quaint Princess Depot, built in 1875 before the park was a park, was given by the Milwaukee Road railroad to the Minnesota Historical Society in 1964. In 2001, the depot was renovated with the help of the Minnesota Transportation Museum and is now operated as free museum. 

Park history compiled and written by David C. Smith.