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Cowan Railroad Museum - Cowan TN

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Cowan, Tennessee, 37318

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The Cowan TN Railroad Museum

The Cowan Railroad Museum in Cowan, TN, is dedicated to preserving the history and heritage of the railroads that have been a significant part of the area's development and economy. The museum is located near the historic Cowan railroad depot, an area that played a crucial role in the railroad operations, especially during the steam engine era.

The museum's collection includes a variety of railroad memorabilia, artifacts, historical documents, photographs, and equipment. One of the highlights is the outdoor display of rolling stock, including locomotives, freight cars, and passenger cars, allowing visitors to get an up-close look at the types of rail vehicles used in the past.

From the Cowan Railroad Museum website:  

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.

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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, and Sundays 1-4 PM. Groups of 10 or more, please schedule visits in advance by leaving a message at (931) 967-3078. 

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108 S Front St
Cowan, Tennessee, 37318
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