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As the sun sets on the final days of summer, immerse yourself in the enchanting world of trains at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) in Chattanooga, TN. With a rich railway heritage dating back to the 1850s, TVRM offers a unique blend of history, adventure, and scenic beauty, making it the perfect destination to bid farewell to summer in style! 🚂🛤️

August Highlights

August is the month of magic at TVRM, with a host of special rides and events that promise to create cherished memories.

Evening Ridge Runner

Witness the picturesque beauty of a Chattanooga sunset aboard the Evening Ridge Runner. Step into the past as you board authentic 1940s, 50s, and 60s passenger cars, drawn by the majestic 112-year-old #4501 steam engine. Traverse the historic Missionary Ridge Tunnel and cross multiple bridges, creating moments to remember. Available on select dates in August, this hour-long journey promises an unforgettable experience for everyone.

Copperhill Special & Hiwassee Loop

Celebrate the changing seasons of East Tennessee with TVRM’s Copperhill Special and Hiwassee Loop rides. Marvel at the breathtaking views of native wildflowers, including Crested Iris Cristata, Purple Trillium, and Dogwoods. Choose from the Copperhill Special or the Hiwassee Loop, both offering scenic and memorable journeys. Available on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in August, these rides are perfect for embracing the beauty of nature’s transition.

The Homefront Tea Room

Savor the charm of an exquisite tea experience at The Homefront Tea Room – A Tea in the Depot Experience. Enjoy a 75-minute tea seating in the enchanting upstairs viewing room of the Grand Junction Depot. Follow it with a 65-minute train ride, passing through a Pre-Civil War-era tunnel and enjoying a turntable demonstration. This delightful experience is available on select dates in August, making it a perfect way to bid adieu to the season.

Book Your Tickets Now!

August is the time to embrace the magic of TVRM’s end-of-summer rides and events. Whether you choose the scenic Evening Ridge Runner, the enchanting Homefront Tea Room, or the mesmerizing Copperhill Special & Hiwassee Loop, you’re in for a treat.

Reserve your spot now for a journey through history, nature, and the timeless allure of trains. Don’t miss this opportunity to bid farewell to summer with TVRM’s captivating experiences.

Plan Your Visit

To book tickets and find more information about available dates, fares, and add-on options, visit TVRM’s website. All times mentioned are in Eastern Time, and TVRM reserves the right to alter fares, times, and destinations as needed, without notice.

Make Memories to Last a Lifetime!

August brings a sense of wonder and a touch of nostalgia to the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum. Join us as we celebrate the end of summer with these unforgettable journeys. Whether you’re an ardent train enthusiast, a lover of nature’s beauty, or someone seeking a unique adventure, TVRM offers an experience like no other. So, come ride with us and make timeless memories at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum! 🚂🌅

Location Addresses:

Evening Ridge Runner, The Homefront Tea Room & Missionary Ridge Local: 4119 Cromwell Road, Chattanooga, TN

Copperhill Special & Hiwassee Loop: 9406 Hwy 411, Delano, TN 37325