Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum remains closed through April 30. In keeping with the Social Distance Guidelines suggested Sunday, March 29 we are extending our suspension of all public rides with a hoped for reopen date of May 4th. Dinner, North Georgia and Hiwassee trains however, will remain closed with no specific reopening date at this time. Plans now are to begin operating the Missionary Ridge Local on May 4th & 5th. We will be offering to transfer ticket holders, through April 30, 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.

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Chickamauga Turn (6:15 hours)

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Trip Details:

All aboard the Chickamauga Turn for a 6 1/4 hour ride to the historic Civil War town of Chickamauga, Georgia via the former Central of Georgia Railroad. During the trip, enjoy a 1 3/4 hour layover in downtown Chickamauga, where you can visit the historic Crawfish Springs or the Gordon-Lee Mansion. There are also several shops and dining locations in town.

On the return trip, enjoy a 30-minute layover at Wilder Tower Monument at the Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park. This was the location of the battle of Chickamauga, one of the deadliest battles in the Civil War. The historian on board the train usually gives a brief history demonstration about the battle. Afterward, climb the 136 steps to the top of Wilder Tower for an aerial view of the battlefield. 

Grand Junction's departure time is 10:00 A.M., the return is approximately 4:15 P.M.

**All times are Eastern Standard**


Fare:

  • Standard Ticket: $42 for Adults and $30 for Children age 2-12 (no meal)
  • Coach Ticket with Dining Car: $62 for Adults and $45 for Children age 2-12 
  • Observation Ticket*: $105 for Adults and $105 for Children age 2-12
  • Eden Isle Ticket*: $150 for Adults and $150 for Children age 2-12

Upgrade to Premium Observation Class seating in former Seaboard Air Line Railroad, round-end observation car #6604. This car features booth seating in the front lounge and swivel chairs affording panoramic views in the rear lounge. The car will travel on the rear of the train in one direction of travel. (Please note that this is not a "dome" car such as the one offered on Hiwassee River Rail Adventure trips.) 

Riders in the Premium Observation Car will enjoy a dining car luncheon and complimentary snacks & soft drinks, included in the price. Tickets in the Premium Observation Car and Eden Isle also include admission to the Gordon-Lee Mansion. Tours of the Gordon-Lee Mansion are available to coach ticket holders as well, although an admission fee will be charged at the door.

 


Dining Options:

No Meal:  Most ticket classes include a meal option, although a limited number of "Coach - No Lunch" tickets are available on each trip.  If you do not select a luncheon option when purchasing your ticket, then please understand that you will be on your own for dining in Chickamauga.

Dining Car:  Those selecting coach tickets with dining car service or tickets in the Premium Observation Car will receive lunch onboard the train.  In the dining car, luncheon service begins at 11:00 A.M.  Lunch is similar to the following menu: Baked turkey and Swiss cheese croissant with all the fixings, cole slaw, potato chips, and fruit cocktail.  Beverages include iced tea or lemonade.  The tasty dessert selection is usually chocolate fudge cake.

Eden Isle:  Passengers who have selected tickets in the Eden Isle Private Office Car will be served lunch on the train.  The menu will be the same as that listed for the dining car.


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Fare

Upgrade to Premium Observation Class seating in former Seaboard Air Line Railroad, round-end observation car #6604. This car features booth seating in the front lounge and swivel chairs affording panoramic views in the rear lounge.

Observation Ticket

$105

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  • $105 for Adults and $105 for Children age 2-12
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Coach Ticket with Dining Car

$62

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  • $62 for Adults and $45 for Children age 2-12
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Coach Ticket

$42

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  • $42 for Adults and $30 for Children age 2-12 (no meal)
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All Aboard at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum!

Aboard the Tennessee Valley Railroad, you will ride a rolling time machine providing the sights and sounds of yesteryear.