Old Trains

Tennessee Central Railway Museum

Not only can you see old trains at the Tennessee Central Railway Museum, you can take scenic train rides on them.

The Tennessee Central Railway Museum in Nashville is not your typical museum.

It is probably the most unique of all the Nashville museums.



The museum offers several scenic train rides during the year. You can ride on one of the vintage trains that they operate.

The museum has a library with some history of trains, a collection of railroad material including the largest collection of Tennessee Central Railway artifacts to be found.

The museum also has a collection of several antique trains including passenger cars, cabooses, freight cars and locomotives. Tennessee Central Railway- old train The passenger trains typically have air conditioned coaches and large sightseeing windows. The seats are comfortable too.

The passenger cars typically have a capacity of about 400 passengers and have concessions and a gift shop on board.

Currently the museum offers train trips on to Lebanon, Watertown, Cookeville and Monterey. If you take one of the museum's scenic train trips you will get to see just how beautiful the Tennessee countryside is. It is just one of the fun things to do in Nashville. The museum always has some entertainment planned for each trip. You might be on the train while a train robbery takes place or get to see a civil war reenactment.

They also have on board murder mysteries and they have a trip to Watertown’s famous mile long yard sale.

Tennessee Central Railway-vintage trains

That’s not all. Santa and the Easter Bunny show up seasonally. Thomas the Train also shows up at the museum from time to time.

You can check the schedule for the train rides and get more information about the museum

at www.tcry.org The museum is usually open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

You should probably call to make sure they are open before you go. The museum is located near downtown Nashville Tennessee at 220 Willow Street. The phone number is (615) 244-9001.

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Vacation Ideas

There are lots of places to have Family Fun in Nashville. If you enjoy a good mystery then you might also enjoy Miss Jeannes Dinner Theater. You get to participate in the mystery.


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Nashville Things to Do

Cheekwood Knights Live music and cash bars throughout the Cheekwood gardens from 6:00-9:00 on the first Friday of every month June - October

Centennial Park Every Wednesday in June watch Free Movies in the Park at Sunset at the Centennial Park Bandshell

Musicians Corner is also at Centennial Park every Saturday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 pm. It is a great way to spend an afternoon.

Full Moon Pickin Parties These parties are fun events for the whole family. May - October


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