Skip to primary navigation Skip to content Skip to footer


Quick Details

Tea rooms are a place where memories are made and friendships are strengthened.

Tea - No Train Ride Priced per person
Tea - With Train Ride Priced per person

Enjoy a classic tea experience and a nostalgic ride into history

Attention all tea lovers:
TVRM’s Homefront Tea Room, A Tea in the Depot Experience

A unique and unforgettable experience that combines a tea on the second floor of Grand Junction Depot with a train ride on the Missionary Ridge Local to follow.

The Homefront Tea Room experience includes a full high tea complete with savory and sweet items, fresh baked scones, and a selection of delectable teas along with a 65-minute train ride.

Book your tickets now and join us for The Homefront Tea Room, A Tea in the Depot Experience. You’ll start your day at 11:00 am with a 75 minute tea seating in the upstairs viewing room of the Grand Junction Depot, located at 4119 Cromwell Road, Chattanooga, TN. The train ride to follow will last roughly 65-minutes, taking you over four bridges, through a pre-civil war era tunnel, tour of our restoration shop and a demonstration of the turntable. Please note: the train ride is only included on select dates shown online.

The total time of this experience is 2 hours and 30 minutes, making it a perfect way to spend a leisurely afternoon with friends, family, or a loved one. Each ticket is priced at $55 per person and includes the full high tea and the train ride.

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity! Reservations are required to secure your spot for The Homefront Tea Room, A Tea in the Depot Experience. Book now and create memories that will last a lifetime.

**Reservations are required

***Subject to change

Kindly inform us of any dietary restrictions prior to purchasing your tickets. Please contact us via email at


a person sitting at a table with a plate of food
Awesome High Tea and Train Ride Experience Angela N - Winter 2023

The high tea experience was our favorite part of this dining and train ride package. All of the savory and sweet foods were excellent, as were the two tea selections we chose from the list of approximately eight different hot teas. The narrator for the train ride was excellent: full of interesting information during the train ride, and very personable. We also enjoyed watching the train engine being turned on the roundtable at the end of the East Chattanooga line.

– TripAdvisor
We did high tea in the tea room Eric K - Winter 2023

We did high tea in the tea room above the station along with the train ticket and it was so much fun. The train ride, while short, was very relaxing and informative. We would definitely go back again.

– Google Review
a group of people sitting at a table eating food
Very pleasant way to spend a couple of hours LightPacker827555 - Fall 2022

High tea was wonderful. Lots of food although would have preferred less sweet and more savory Staff was cheerful and pleasant. Would have given 5 stars if not for the super long engine change in East Chattanooga.

– TripAdvisor
Wow! Add Homefront Tea Room to the ticket!! DJ T - Fall 2022

This was absolutely wonderful…the employees are incredibly knowledgeable about the history of trains…even the tea room employees know all about the railroad! Now the tea room: this is a MUST TRY!! The food is excellent and it is a wonderful deal to have a tea and train ride for under $60! It’s like stepping back in time for a few hours!

– TripAdvisor