Tennessee Central Railway Museum

Passenger Excursions
Excursion Schedule   Watch Tennessee roll past your wide sightseeing window at scenic level aboard one of TCRM's special excursion trains. Our streamlined coaches feature air-conditioning, large sightseeing windows, and comfortable seats. All seats are reserved at no extra charge.

Relax and experience travel by rail, where getting there is part of the fun! Our trips always include something special - from train robberies, music, civil war reenactments, and on-board murder mysteries to Watertown's famous mile long yard sale and seasonal visits from Santa and the Easter Bunny.

Whether it's a relaxing ride through Tennessee's beautiful fall foliage or a trip on the North Pole Express, see our schedule to find the trip for you.

Beautiful Tennessee Scenery
Departure Locations
Seating Accommodations
We have just the train ride for you!

2020 Excursion Schedule
Click the train name to download specific trip details and a ticket order form. All trips depart from

Date Description Destination Distance Trip Length Tickets
Sept 5 Watertown Fall Festival Excursion Watertown 90 Mile RT 6-1/4 hours Tickets
Sept 26 Train Robbery Excursion Watertown 90 Mile RT 6-1/4 hours Tickets
Oct 10 Fall Yard Sale Excursion Watertown 90 Mile RT 6-1/4 hours
Oct 17 Murder Mystery Excursion Watertown 90 Mile RT 6-1/4 hours
Oct 24 Fall Foliage Excursion Carthage Junction 120 Mile RT 8 hours
Nov 21 Morning North Pole Express Lebanon 64 Mile RT 2 hours
Nov 21 Afternoon North Pole Express Lebanon 64 Mile RT 2 hours
Nov 28 North Pole Express Watertown 90 Mile RT 6-1/4 hours
Dec 5 Morning North Pole Express Lebanon 64 Mile RT 2 hours
Dec 5 Afternoon North Pole Express Lebanon 64 Mile RT 2 hours
Dec 12 Morning North Pole Express Lebanon 64 Mile RT 2 hours
Dec 12 Afternoon North Pole Express Lebanon 64 Mile RT 2 hours
Dec 19 Morning North Pole Express Lebanon 64 Mile RT 2 hours
Dec 19 Afternoon North Pole Express Lebanon 64 Mile RT 2 hours
Dec 20 North Pole Express to see movie Polar Express Lebanon 64 Mile RT 5 hours

Notice: Trips are subject to change. RT=round trip

The Museum periodically operates trains chartered by other organizations, including various railroad historical and model associations and third-party promotors not affiliated with the Museum. Passengers should contact these organizations directly regarding information and ticket sales for these trips.

Adobe Acrobat reader software is required to view the ticket order forms found when clicking the train name. Acrobat can be downloaded free of charge at Adobe's web site.

Map of the Nashville & Eastern Railroad
The museum operates passenger excursions on the Nashville & Eastern Railroad. All excursions are round trips. Since these trips typically sell out, get your tickets early!

Refreshments and souvenirs are available onboard. Many trains also include deluxe accommodations in lounge, dome, and private cars available at extra cost.

Departure Location
Boarding the Train Tennessee Central Railway Museum
220 Willow Street
Nashville, TN 37210-2159
Phone: (615) 244-9001

Click here for a printable map to the museum.

Seating Accommodations
Our regular seating is dining car table seating with up to four seats at a table or in our regular seat coach cars. Windows up to 5 feet wide on both sides the car provide great views of the passing countryside.
Ride in comfort in our coach accommodations with spacious reclining seats and 5 foot wide windows on both sides of the car.
The ultimate panoramic view from our train is from the 20 seats in our ex-Northern Pacific Railway dome-coach car. You will ride in spacious cushioned seats in the glass-enclosed dome that is above the roofline of the rest of the train. Passengers have an unobstructed 360-degree view of the entire countryside. There are only 20 seats in the dome, so make your reservations extra early - these seats always sell out first!

  • All seats are reserved.
  • Please consult seating charts when ordering tickets as some cars have seats that face in groups of four.
  • Children under 2 years old who do not require a seat may ride in a parent's lap at no charge. Children 2 and older require a seat available at a reduced fare. Children's tickets are available for Regular and Coach Class seats only.
  • The use of any tobacco product is prohibited on the train.
  • No food or drink may be brought onto the train.
  • Snacks, soft drinks, and souvenirs are available for sale on the train. Credit cards are accepted.
  • The trip runs rain or shine.
  • All sales are final on tickets; there are no refunds or exchanges.
  • The museum is not responsible for personal items brought on board or left on the train.
  • Group rates are available for parties of 16 or more. Please email Terry Bebout at tickets@tcry.org or call 615-479-5758 for pricing and group information.
  • There is a moderate amount of walking to board the train and at the destination. Boarding of the train is through stairs on the cars, going up five steps. In some cases, you may have to walk through several cars to reach your seat since our train is over 1000 feet in length. Passengers who are mobility impaired should contact the museum prior to ordering tickets. Please email tickets@tcry.org or call 615-241-0436.
  • Passengers in wheelchairs or needing special assistance should email Terry Bebout at tickets@tcry.org prior to purchasing tickets.
  • No pets are allowed on the train.
  • A recommended hotel nearby is the Comfort Suites at 2521 Elm Hill Pike, phone number 615-391-3919. Mention the Tennessee Central Railway Museum and get special pricing!
  • Order tickets early - most trips sell out quickly.

How To Order Tickets

Conductor with Tickets Online
Select a trip from the
Events Page, click on the adjacent 'GET TICKETS' button and select your seats. Tickets can be printed at home once the reservation is completed on line..

By Phone
Please call 615-241-0436 for tickets. The excursion train ticket reservation call center is available daily from 8am-8pm Central Time.

By Mail of Fax
Printable ticket order forms are available on-line for most trips. Click the trip description on the Excursion Schedule for access to these forms. Adobe Acrobat software is required to view and print the forms. Please make sure the card number and card expiration date are included on the ticket order form. Mail the completed form to the address below, or you may also fax your completed form to 615-244-2120.

You can also e-mail us at tickets@tcry.org or write to us at the address below.
Tennessee Central Railway Museum
220 Willow Street
Nashville, TN 37210-2159

Group Reservations
Large groups and tour groups should contact Terry Bebout at grouptickets@tcry.org for advance reservations.

Mastercard Visa
TCRM accepts Mastercard, Visa, Discover, and American Express credit and debit cards for ticket purchases.

The Tennessee Central Railway Museum reserves the right to change times, dates, destinations, and equipment available in the event of circumstances beyond the Museum's control.

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