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Historic Jefferson Railway

400 E Austin St, Jefferson, TX 75657-1950
+1 903-665-6400
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Special Event Brought Experience to Life

Visited for the Jefferson Civil War Days event. On the Saturday we had attended a battle... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Katy, Texas
Not much of a train ride

They take you down the track maybe 1/2 of a mile if that and you get off and walk down and watch... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bowie, Texas
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400 E Austin St, Jefferson, TX 75657-1950
+1 903-665-6400
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited for the Jefferson Civil War Days event. On the Saturday we had attended a battle reenactment on the grounds, which was an average event. On the Sunday we took the train, and the reenactors manned guns on a front wagon of the train and...More

Thank DTS_59
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They take you down the track maybe 1/2 of a mile if that and you get off and walk down and watch them feed some alligators. Then they turn around and come back. 15 bucks a ticket. For what you get $5.00 would be about...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I had a fantastic time riding the train. The Conductor was very knowledgeable and friendly. She did a great job of telling us the history and important facts while making it fun and not like a lecture. I had the pleasure of...More

Thank decidedlyteal
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

I would not recommend at all. First, the train seems to be badly in need of repairs- or the tracks. It clanked down the tracks so badly it hurt all of our ears every 2-3 min. We couldn't hear each other talk. We couldn't hear...More

Thank Amanda F
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Nice train ride with open cars to enjoy the weather. Obviously you have to go at the right time of year or it will either be hot or cold. Lots of interesting facts about the history of Jefferson told by a narrator on the way...More

Thank Amanda W
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Had an excellent time on this historic train. We love old steam engine trains and this one here in Jefferson Texas is very fun & interesting. Lots of transportation history here in Jefferson...steamboats and trains! Jefferson is a quaint jewel of a town in east...More

Thank Terry M
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Train nice lights pretty but displays are in bad need of repair. Faded , dirty displays. Needs serious updating. Price seemed high. Fireworks lasted all of about 3 minutes.

Thank Sue G
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Boring, disappointing, and any other negative adjective you can think of. But I guess the most important thing to know is that it is very amateurish. Decorations, narrations and lights were kinda pitiful. IMO they are never going to make it better as long as...More

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Reviewed 19 December 2016

First, they promised that if you paid extra for the front train car you would have heat. They did not turn on the heaters. I know it would have been colder sitting in the second, open rail car, but it was freezing. Second, the tracks...More

Thank Cindy F
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Boring!!!!!! The guide should not read the stupid stories describing Christmas. Most of the displays were just a faded canvas painting or lights wrapped around trees. Many areas had nothing. We had seats in first class. The children in our car were NOT interested at...More

Thank gedgraduates
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What are dates for the Christmas ride?
28 December 2015|
Response from Michele J | Reviewed this property |
Sadly, the Christmas train rides ended this past Sunday, Dec 27th. There will be a New Year's train ride on Dec 31st at 8, 9 & 11:30 pm which includes fireworks.