Enjoy a picturesque round-trip train ride through the Hiwassee River Gorge this holiday season! Write a letter and meet Santa and enjoy a delicious gingerbread cookie and chocolate milk on the train!
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 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.
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.
Get ready to embark on a journey of delightful gift-giving!
Say goodbye to the endless online search for that ideal present. At the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, we make gifting effortless and memorable. Our gift cards, redeemable for historic train rides, are your ticket to providing a one-of-a-kind experience. Whether it’s for a history buff, a train enthusiast, or someone who loves unique adventures, our train ride gift cards cater to all. These thoughtful presents offer an opportunity to create lasting memories aboard our historic trains, traveling through the picturesque landscapes of Tennessee. Easy to purchase and even more exciting to receive, these gift cards are perfect for stocking stuffers, making your holiday gifting both meaningful and hassle-free.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Experience a timeless blend of a traditional tea on the second floor of Grand Junction Depot and a historic train journey with the Homefront Tea Room – A Tea in the Depot Experience. Savor a full tea service replete with a selection of treats and a 65-minute train ride; book your tickets for a memorable afternoon.
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