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Cookeville's 1909 Depot

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Cookeville Depot Museum

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The Cookeville Depot Museum takes you back in history to see a time when rail travel was the height of transportation. A place loved by children and adults, the museum is FREE to the public every Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 am until 4:00 pm! 

Originally built in 1909, the Cookeville Depot Museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is the heart of Cookeville's historic west side district. The museum houses many Tennessee Central Railway artifacts, as well as an HO scale replica of what Cookeville's west side looked like in the summer of 1955. On the other side of the diorama is a replica of a coal tipple with a model train loading up with coal.

The grounds surrounding the museum are considered a park area where the museum has a static display consisting of a 1913 Baldwin steam engine, a 1920's classic red caboose, a 1960's caboose, and two small track cars. This area also offers picnic tables and a number of benches for visitors. Please feel free to bring lunch and stay a while!

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Cookeville Depot Museum
Cookeville's 1909 Tennessee Central railroad depot.
1913 Baldwin steam engine
1913 Baldwin steam engine.
A winter day on Cookeville's historic west side.
Cookeville's Broad Street and Depot in snow.
Depot dolled up for the holidays!
Christmas spirit.
Cookeville Depot Museum
Hours
10 am - 4 pm
Tuesday - Saturday
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For the most up-to-date hours and information, please contact Cookeville Depot Museum directly.

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