Cookeville Depot Museum


Originally built in 1909, the Cookeville Depot Museum is on the National Register of Historic Places, and is the heart of Cookeville's historic west side district. The museum houses 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 a sack lunch and stay a while!

Admission is Free.



Pickin' and a' Grinnin' and a' Strummin' Summer Saturdays at the Depot

First Saturday in June, July and August from 1-4 p.m.
 Have you ever noticed how musicians love to gather and play on the patios at the Depot? Well, grab that guitar, fiddle, banjo, accordion and/or whatever else you got and come on down to play on Saturday, June 7, July 5 and August 2! We'll have refreshments to keep your whistle wet and plenty of great folks stopping by for a listen!

Summer Cinema at the Depot

July 25 - Double Feature: Made for Each Other (1939), starring James Stewart and Carole Lombard

Killers from Space (1954), starring Peter Graves

August 1: Little Rascals (1994), starring Travis Tedford, Bug Hall and Brittany Ashton Holmes



Museum Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Address: 116 West Broad St. Cookeville, TN 38501 

Phone: (931) 528-8570

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