Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum

Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum

Ride the Rails of Yesterday

Ride the Rails of Yesterday

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Spring Break Safari: Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum

What if you could. . . 
. . . be a Conductor aboard a rumbling locomotive train while traveling along one of the original rail lines into Chattanooga with the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum?


Conductor-HeaderBe a Conductor

Friday, March 8 - Sunday, April 7, 2024

When you step aboard the train, the conductor will punch your ticket! This 55-minute Missionary Ridge Local excursion includes: traveling 6 miles (round trip) on one of the original rail lines into Chattanooga; narration of the local history and historical points along the route; riding through the Missionary Ridge Tunnel that was built in 1858, especially noted for its uniqueness as a horseshoe tunnel; and witnessing two unique methods of turning a train around: the better-known turntable, and the wye (think of doing a three-point turn with your car and you’re close). 

Additional excursions offered throughout the year include Valentine Dinner Train, Day Out with Thomas, Chickamauga Turn trains to Chickamauga, Georgia on summer weekends, Dixie Land Special excursions into northwest Georgia, fall color excursions, Halloween Eerie Express, North Pole Limited trains during the holidays, and many more. Grand Junction Station is located near I-75, Exit 4 at the Jersey Pike exit from Highway 153.  


  • Hours: Dates and times vary. 

  • Tickets: Purchase tickets in advance online here.  

  • Cost: $24 Adults, $15 Children (2-12), Under 2 are free.   

Details subject to change. Check the website for the most current information and all Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum spring happenings! 

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4119 Cromwell Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421  |  423-894-8028