Cookeville Depot Museum

Address: 116 W. Broad St. Cookeville, TN 38501 Contact Email: depot@cookeville-tn.org Phone: (931) 528-8570

Originally built in 1909, the Cookeville Depot Museum is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, and is the heart of Cookeville's historic Westside District. The museum houses many Tennessee Central Railway artifacts, as well as an HO scale replica of what Cookeville’s Westside 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 two picnic tables and a number of benches for visitors. Please feel free to bring a sack lunch and stay a while!

view the e-guide and learn more

Tennessee Vacation eGuide
The 2016 eGuide gives you instant access to Tennessee’s irresistible attractions and destinations. Peruse venues online, then put in your order to get a free guide delivered to your doorstep.

View on map

From I-40 coming from the west: Take exit 286 for State Route 135/S Willow Ave towards Cookeville. Turn Left onto Willow Ave. Turn Right onto Broad Street. The Cookeville Depot Museum will be on your Right, with parking available both on Broad and Depot Streets. From I-40 coming from the east: Take exit 287 for TN-136 toward Cookeville/ Sparta. Turn right onto S. Jefferson Ave/ TN-136 N. At the second light on the square, turn Left onto Broad Street. Broad Street will run directly into the Depot, with Parking available on both Broad and Depot Street. From TN-111: Take the US-70N W exit toward Cookeville. Turn Left onto E. Spring Street. Follow Spring St., turning Right onto Cedar Ave. The Cookeville Depot Museum will be on your Left, with parking available on both Broad and Depot Street.


City: Cookeville, TN
Region: Middle Tennessee
Subregion: Upper Cumberland

Admission Rates:

Hours Open:
Tuesday- Saturday 10am-4pm

Dates Closed:
Thanksgiving, Christmas, Fourth of July

Discover Tennessee Trails & Byways
Three statewide and 16 regional trails run through your favorite Tennessee destinations. The best part is you can decide when and where you want to travel. Discover more »

Promised Land
Enjoy big cities, small towns, courthouse squares and state parks. Retrace routes of early pioneers. Travel through the forested mountains of Middle Tennessee.  Learn about this trail »