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   City of Jackson Recreation & Parks: Depot


N.C. & St.L. DEPOT


1907 - 1967 
On the National Register of Historic Places


Milk and Cookies with Santa
Come have Juice, Milk and 
Cookies, games and fun with Santa
Sat. Dec 19. 10:00AM - 1:00 PM 
$1.00 per child

Tours of the Railroad museum
Monday- Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
other times by appointment





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Hours - Mon. - Sat. 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

David Falk  Museum Director


The Nashville, Chattanooga, and St.L Louis depot was built in 1907. The brick structure was designed to complement nearby Lancaster park with its beautiful gardens, mineral electro-chalybeate wells, baseball park and fairgrounds. The City of Jackson has restored the depot into a museum of local railroad history – a lasting tribute to the impact of railroads on the growth of Jackson and Madison County.  The museum's collection includes photographs, artifacts, and related memorabilia associated with the G.M.&O. RR., I.C. RR., N.C. & St.L. RY. and their family trees.  Also located on the grounds open for view are a 1947 F.E.C. Dining car and two cabooses. An elaborate working “HO” scale model railroad with over 500ft. of track and 4 trains running at once, built by the Jackson Area Model Railroaders Club depicts Jackson's rich railroad history and receives “rave reviews” from our visitors. Come and play the game "Came You Find" on the model railroad layout with over 40 items to find on the layout.

Come and tour one of the best railroad museum around. The staff will be honored to lead you or your group on a tour, or just come by and check us out for a grand railroading good time. It will take 1 to 1 ½ hours to experience our fabulous collection. Groups of 20 or more please call for guided tours @ 731-425-8223 email-

Watch & Timepiece

The first Saturday of each month 10AM-1200PM the watch & timepiece collectors meet in the museum to talk shop and show their timepieces. They encourage all to come and enjoy the show and museum. They offer free historical information and appraisals of your pocket and wristwatch. You can Buy, Sell, or Trade with the collectors.

Depot Museum Birthday Parties
Did you know that you could rent the depot and dining car for your child's birthday party? We furnish a goodie bag for each child ( limit 26 children) , you can play games at the depot and have your cake and ice cream in the railroad dining car. Call for information.

 History of N.C. & St.L. Depot

History of Lancaster Park

History of Neely House

How the railroads came to Jackson

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