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Historic Jefferson Railway

400 E Austin St, Jefferson, TX 75657-1950
+1 903-665-6400
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Neat!

This is a pretty neat railway with interesting history. They usually plan seasonal rides with a... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Jennifer F
,
Terrell, Texas
via mobile
Ride the rails to the gator pit!

We enjoyed our train ride and the stop at the gator pit to feed the alligators. It is an open... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
lhunt2725
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Granbury, Texas
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400 E Austin St, Jefferson, TX 75657-1950
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

This is a pretty neat railway with interesting history. They usually plan seasonal rides with a good history of the railway and town. Very inexpensive. Only downfall is their hours aren't tourist friendly so always call before planning a trip to make sure their running!

Thank Jennifer F
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We enjoyed our train ride and the stop at the gator pit to feed the alligators. It is an open coach train pulled by a steam engine (at least ours was). The only negatives I experienced was the tour guide was a little hard to...More

Thank lhunt2725
Reviewed 9 August 2017

EXCELLENT .. Good train ride, really fun trip.. Really enjoyed feeding the alligators The Conductor was very accommodating to the passengers while at the alligator pits, lets everyone have a chance to hold an alligator. He was very informative. a lot of history was shared...More

Thank Granny G
Reviewed 27 July 2017

If you have little ones then this should be a must on your to do list when visiting Jefferson. Reasonably priced as young children are free with adult ticket purchase. Not a whole lot to see but enjoyable and informative regarding the history of Jefferson....More

Thank wfouse
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Six days before leaving for Jefferson, I started trying to buy tickets. One web site said to leave a voice mail or text. I did both but got no response. When we got to Jefferson, I noticed a sign saying that the office would be...More

1  Thank superdad1986
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Visited for the Jefferson Civil War Days event. On the Saturday we had attended a battle reenactment on the grounds, which was an average event. On the Sunday we took the train, and the reenactors manned guns on a front wagon of the train and...More

Thank DTS_59
Reviewed 3 May 2017

They take you down the track maybe 1/2 of a mile if that and you get off and walk down and watch them feed some alligators. Then they turn around and come back. 15 bucks a ticket. For what you get $5.00 would be about...More

Thank blacksmithcreatioins
Reviewed 29 April 2017

My family and I had a fantastic time riding the train. The Conductor was very knowledgeable and friendly. She did a great job of telling us the history and important facts while making it fun and not like a lecture. I had the pleasure of...More

Thank decidedlyteal
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

I would not recommend at all. First, the train seems to be badly in need of repairs- or the tracks. It clanked down the tracks so badly it hurt all of our ears every 2-3 min. We couldn't hear each other talk. We couldn't hear...More

Thank Amanda F
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Nice train ride with open cars to enjoy the weather. Obviously you have to go at the right time of year or it will either be hot or cold. Lots of interesting facts about the history of Jefferson told by a narrator on the way...More

Thank Amanda W
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Elpe2000
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Response from Michele J | Reviewed this property |
Sadly, the Christmas train rides ended this past Sunday, Dec 27th. There will be a New Year's train ride on Dec 31st at 8, 9 & 11:30 pm which includes fireworks.
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