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Celebrate Mother’s Day with a Memorable Train Experience

As Mother’s Day approaches, The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) in Chattanooga, TN offers a range of special events that combine the nostalgia of historic rail travel with modern culinary delights. From elegant dinners to high teas and sweet treat adventures, there’s something to make this Mother’s Day memorable for every family.

Dinner on the Diner

Dinner on the Diner offers a nostalgic dining experience that transports guests back to the golden age of rail travel. Aboard beautifully restored dining cars, passengers can savor a multi-course gourmet meal while the scenery slides by, creating an ambiance that’s both luxurious and historical. This unique dining event is ideal for those looking to celebrate a special occasion or simply enjoy an evening of fine dining with a twist. With each course expertly prepared and served by a dedicated team of chefs and stewards, Dinner on the Diner is more than just a meal—it’s an immersive journey into the past, combining the romance of rail travel with the pleasures of contemporary cuisine.

Dinner in the Depot

One standout option is the “Dinner in the Depot” event. Scheduled for the evenings of May 12th at 6:30 pm, this event promises an exquisite five-course meal served in the atmospheric setting of the Grand Junction Depot’s upstairs dining room. Following dinner, guests are treated to a relaxing ride aboard the Missionary Ridge Local, making for a perfect evening of good food and leisurely travel. Each table is priced differently depending on the number of guests, ensuring a tailored experience for groups of all sizes.

Homefront Tea Room

If you’re looking for a daytime activity, the Homefront Tea Room offers an elegant high tea experience. Available on weekends throughout May, this event includes a full high tea at 11:00 am followed by a delightful journey on the Missionary Ridge Local at 12:30 pm. For $55 per person, enjoy a selection of fine teas and an assortment of both savory snacks and sweet treats, including freshly baked scones.

Sweet Treats on the Missionary Ridge Local

For families with a sweet tooth, the “Mother’s Day Special Missionary Ridge Local” departs at 8:00 pm on May 12th. At $36 per person, this unique experience blends the charm of a historic train journey with the joy of gourmet sweets, perfect for families looking to celebrate this special day in an unconventional yet memorable way.

These unique events not only offer a chance to create new memories but also help support the preservation of railway history. Each ticket sold contributes to the ongoing restoration and maintenance of TVRM’s historic trains and facilities.

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Dinner Train

March 15, 2024 - October 26, 2024 EDT

The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum Dinner Train is a unique opportunity to enjoy a railroad excursion trip and fine dining en route. The train travels through the Tennessee Valley, making this a perfect outing for anyone who loves trains and good food.