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!
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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.
Tuesday- Saturday 10am-4pm
Thanksgiving, Christmas, Fourth of July
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