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“Interesting but small”

Cowan Railroad Museum
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Cowan
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Owner description: 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. View railroad artifacts and memoriabilia with a step back in time. Thousands of papers and books make it a must-see place for railroad historians.Free admission, but donations gladly accepted. All volunteer organization is open May through October, Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm; Sundays from 1 to 4 pm.
Reviewed February 16, 2012

The museum keeps very irregular hours, has little interpretation, and is very small.

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Reviewed December 29, 2011

Very good display of Railroad artifacts. HO scale railroad display from Nashville to Chattanooga, highlighting the area around Cowan, Tennessee.

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Reviewed December 29, 2011

The employees of this Museum/Attraction were so friendly. we were the only ones there which was a shame. The area is nice for exploring and if you are in to taking pictures you will not be disappointed. The museum grounds were well taken care of.

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