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Hours:
Thurs - Sat, 10 am - 4 pm
Sundays, 1 - 4 pm
Mondays, 10 am - 4 pm
May through October

Other times by
appointment
931-967-3078

Location:
108 Front Street
P.O. Box 53
Cowan, TN 37318-0053

Cowan Railroad Museum
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Cowan Railroad Museum is closed for the season. 
Will reopen May 1, 2014.

Yard Sale to Benefit Cowan Railroad Museum
March 28-29
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Fall Heritage Festival
September 19-21
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Covering the action on the CSX Chattanooga Subdivision.
Pushers are staged in Cowan to assist trains over the Cumberland Mountain.
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Cowan Railroad Museum Continues to Grow

The Cowan Railroad Museum represents the railroad that has been an integral part of the city since 1849 when construction began on boring a railroad tunnel through the mountain two miles southeast of town. The Cumberland Mountain Tunnel was finished in 1852 before the railroad actually made it to Cowan from Nashville. The town, the railroad and the tunnel still exist today. In support of that endeavor and later frequent trains through this region, a substantial frame depot was built in 1904, and that building is where the museum now houses its collection for your enjoyment.

Click on the “overview” and “artifacts” buttons for more detailed info. This is a wonderful little museum nestled at the foot of the Cumberland Mountains that warrants your visit. You will truly be amazed at what you will find in Cowan. Check this website often for new additions and a whole slew of up-coming events.

Visitor information

The Museum is open from May through October, Thursday through Saturday 10 AM ‘till 4 PM, Sundays 1-4 PM and Mondays 10 AM - 4 PM. Other times can be arranged in advance by calling the museum and leaving a message: (931) 967-3078.  Or you can call Maryann at Cowan Development (931) 967-1560.

Admission is free! Volunteers, new members and donations are always welcome. The museum is recognized as the second official railroad museum by the State of Tennessee, but sustains itself by gifts, dues and contributions. If you would like to help, just call the museum, or send an email to Mark Ledbetter to discuss however you might like to participate.

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PLEASE NOTE - CRM DOES NOT OFFER ANY TRAIN RIDES. 
For the nearest train rides, see Links

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