Embark on a journey aboard our historic short-line locomotive! Our most regularly scheduled voyages, fondly known as “The Local,” initiate from our distinguished Grand Junction Station, heading towards East Chattanooga. Here, you’ll enjoy a stopover featuring an intriguing demonstration of a classic turntable, followed by a tour of our workshop.
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, where vintage trains provided an escape from the everyday routine. Experience the sights and sounds of yesteryear and book your train excursion tickets online below. ↓
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Embark on the Copperhill Train Ride, an extensive 94-mile round trip journey traversing the lower Hiwassee River Gorge and the unique Hiwassee Loop, culminating in the paired cities of Copperhill, Tennessee, and McCaysville, Georgia. Enjoy a self-paced lunch during a 90-minute layover, making your day-long adventure a memorable one.
Embark on a remarkable 50-mile journey through the picturesque lower Hiwassee River gorge, culminating at the peak of the iconic Hiwassee Loop—a unique rail marvel found only in Farner, Tennessee, and just six locations across North America. Experience this 5-hour trip with no layovers, immersing in the history.
Experience a timeless blend of a traditional tea and a historic train journey with the Homefront Tea Room – A Tea in the Depot Experience for 2023. Savor a full tea service replete with a selection of treats and a 65-minute train ride; book your tickets for a memorable afternoon.
This event offers a unique way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved one. The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum offers a special train ride that includes a four-course meal. This event is a great way to enjoy a romantic evening out while also traveling through Chattanooga.
Come to the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum and take a ride on the North Pole Limited Christmas Train! You’ll get to visit the North Pole and see all of the Christmas decorations. It’s the most popular annual event, and has been a family tradition since 1999.
The Founder’s Day event at TVRM celebrates over six decades of dedicated railroad preservation and history. Attendees will experience a unique journey through time, showcasing the legacy and vision of the museum’s pioneers.
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