All Aboard The Tennessee Central Railway Museum

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If you’re looking for a fun and unique weekend excursion, then check out the Tennessee Central Railway Museum. You can experience a historic train ride through middle Tennessee. This museum has been in operation since 1989 and has been transporting people from Nashville to Lebanon, Watertown, Baxter, Cookeville, and Monterey, Tennessee.

What Is The Tennessee Central Railway Museum?

The Tennessee Central Railway Museum is operated by a volunteers who spend their Saturdays restoring and maintaining the museums equipment. The museum’s railway collections includes passenger cars, cabooses, freight cars, and locomotives, and it’s a IRS 501(c)(3) Federal income tax-exempt organization. Any donations made to the museum are tax-deductible.

The railway originally stretched 248 miles from Harriman, Tennessee, to Hopkinsville, Kentucky. It opened for operation in 1884, and remained open until 1968 when the last Tennessee Central train car was sold.

What Does The Railway Museum Offer?

You can find an excursion for any occasion. If you’re looking for something fun and exciting checkout the Murder Mystery or the Watertown Yard Sale excursions. Each trip is different so take the time to find the trip that meets your needs. You have the option for coach, regular, or dome seating. All seats are reserved so make sure you book your trip today.

The train runs rain or shine and all ticket sales are final. No outside food or drinks are allowed on the train, and the railway does have snacks and beverages available upon purchase on the train.

Join The Railway Family

Get involved with the behind the scenes aspect of the railway life, by volunteering and becoming a member. You can help give tours or run the gift shop, so if you’re a train enthusiast check it out today.

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Order Your Tickets Today

The Tennessee Central Railway Museum’s mission is to preserve, restore, interpret, and operate a historic train ride for everyone to enjoy and experience. Visit the headquarters for the museum near downtown Nashville and learn how you can volunteer. Trips sell out of quickly so book your excursion today for an adventure you won’t forget.

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