In keeping with the Governor's Executive Order issued Sunday, March 22 we will are extending our suspension of all public rides with a hoped for reopen date of April 10. Dinner, Summerville Steam, Chickamauga Turn and Hiwassee trains however, will remain closed at that time with no specific reopening date at this time . Plans now are to begin operating the Missionary Ridge Local on April 10th. We will be offering to transfer ticket holders, through April 9, to future train rides or a refund. Updates to our schedule of rides will be posted on our website at tvrail.com and on social media channels. Day out with Thomas has been postponed to August 15, 16, 22 & 23. Ticketweb will be managing all refunds. The event will be both Thomas and Percy and plans are for the exact same schedule as we had set for May. We are contacting each ticket holder for rides through April 9 to process transfers or returns. Please allow 48 to 72 hours for all refunds to be processed.
Take a trip back in time, to a slower-paced era when railroad travel was a way of life. Relive the romance of the rails when vintage trains provided an escape from the everyday routine. The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum provides an interactive, historical experience that will add an extra dimension to your visit to Chattanooga’s popular attractions. Here you will find the only regularly scheduled, full-sized train ride in Tennessee. The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum is so much more than entertainment… it is your chance to experience the sights and sounds of yesteryear!
Please feel free to spend time visiting our Grand Junction depot before purchasing your ticket. There you will find our ticket office, deli, gift shop, and historical displays to enjoy. We do not charge an admission fee except on some of our special event weekends.
The mission of the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) is to collect for preservation, operation, interpretation, and display railroad artifacts in an authentic setting to educate the public concerning the role of railroads in the history and development of our region.