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Thurs - Sat, 10 am - 4 pm
Sundays, 1 - 4 pm
May through October

Other times by

108 Front Street
P.O. Box 53
Cowan, TN 37318-0053

Cowan Railroad Museum
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The Museum is open from May 1 through October 31.  Hours are Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 AM ‘till 4 PM; and Sundays 1-4 PM.

Please call ahead for groups over 10 people, so we are sure to have sufficient staff available.

We're happy to arrange private tours with advance notice.   Please call the museum and leave a message: (931) 967-3078.  Someone will get back to you to verify arrangements.  

President: Mark Ledbetter
Vice President: Bryan Elkins
Treasurer: Maryann Knowles
Secretary: Dan Bledsoe

Board Members:  Jarod Pearson, Patrick Slatton, Scott Russell

Cowan Railroad Museum
108 Front Street
P.O. Box 53
Cowan, TN 37318 - 0053

Volunteers are always welcome to help with our projects.

Visitor information

The Museum is open from May through October, Thursday through Saturday 10 AM ‘till 4 PM, and Sundays 1-4 PM. Other times can be arranged in advance by calling the museum and leaving a message: (931) 967-3078. We'll get back to you as quickly as we can.

Most visitors assume Cowan Railroad Museum is run by the City of Cowan, but it's not! CRM is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization run entirely by its members, and depends on donations, dues and contributions. We operate on a tight budget, and every penny counts.

Admission is free, but donations keep the doors open and lights on! Volunteers, new members and other donations are always welcome. The museum is recognized as an official railroad museum by the State of Tennessee, but sustains itself by gifts, dues and contributions. If you would like to help, just call the museum, or send an email to Mark Ledbetter to discuss however you might like to participate.

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Cowan is located between Nashville and Chattanooga on US 41A, 14 miles south of I-24 at exit 134.



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