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The Gilded Age

this is a Pullman Car Deluxe. this is how the uber wealthy traveled in the Gilded Age. They lacked... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
steve s
Dallas, Texas
Railroad Car

Jay Gould was an interesting character in history. Jefferson didn’t want the railroad because the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gary B
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210 W Austin St, Jefferson, TX 75657-2204
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Reviewed 4 days ago

this is a Pullman Car Deluxe. this is how the uber wealthy traveled in the Gilded Age. They lacked for NOTHING!

Thank steve s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Jay Gould was an interesting character in history. Jefferson didn’t want the railroad because the were a steamboat economy. When denied Gould said grass will be growing in the streets. Shortly thereafter the Army Corp of Engineer’s blew up the ancient log jam and stranded...More

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Reviewed July 24, 2018

My husband and I were visiting Jefferson and, quite by accident, came across the Jay Gould Railway Car. We decided to take the guided tour (which is offered just once a day, at 1:00 pm), and are so glad we did. It was a guided...More

1  Thank Galeda
Reviewed July 17, 2018

Our tour guide made this tour all worth it! I wish I could remember her name - she was lovely! She was very knowledgeable and answered all of my mom's questions (it was just us three). You could tell she loved the Excelsior and was...More

2  Thank wherewithalicia
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Worth a stop of a few minutes to visit this time capsule looking back into a bygone era. A small museum of what it was like to be privileged and travelling in the era.

1  Thank Kathryn C
Reviewed June 18, 2018

The Jay Gould rain car is filled with history, drama and elegance. Don't miss this on your visit to Jefferson, it's worth it!

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Reviewed May 31, 2018

Very interesting and excellent tour guide. History of the rail car and the family that owned it was very good.

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Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

We had an outstanding visit to the railroad car. The attention to detail is fabulous. Beautiful interior. We learned lots of neat history of the Gould family as well.

1  Thank Shelly A
Reviewed May 2, 2018

Had a nice lady from the garden club show us around. Lots of historical facts and things to see in the train. Quite enjoyable.

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Reviewed April 13, 2018

We took the tour of the railroad car and it was very interesting. The wood work and amenities of this train were truly incredible. If you were going to travel on a train, this would be the way to do it.

1  Thank Nicki S
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April 27, 2017|
Response from frogcarguy | Reviewed this property |
As I recall, and this is from memory, our tour was at 11:00 and was $10 per adult. Purchase tickets, get times from the Excelsior Hotel across the street.
October 7, 2016|
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Response from Nancy C | Property representative |
We have tours available on the Nov 23, 25 & 26th at 1 p.m. each of those days.