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Historic Jefferson Railway

400 E Austin St, Jefferson, TX 75657-1950
+1 903-665-6400
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Canceled and not a train its a trolley

I call and asked if I could reserve they said they would take my name and how many people think... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2016
via mobile
Rather short but very informative trainride through forestry area along a beautiful bayou

During our visit the bayou was much wider than it normally is caused by recent heavy rainfall. The... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2016
Zaltbommel, The Netherlands
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400 E Austin St, Jefferson, TX 75657-1950
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Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

I call and asked if I could reserve they said they would take my name and how many people think they took #. Weather had been rainy earlier but had not rained in awhile. We were hour away drove up there and they canceled. They...More

1  Thank OC E
Reviewed 4 June 2016

During our visit the bayou was much wider than it normally is caused by recent heavy rainfall. The re-enactment of the great locomotive chase and naval battle nevertheless took place. The train rode through a foot of water ! I really enjoyed the scenery and...More

2  Thank Dutchkathy
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Very relaxing train trip out through the backside of the Bayou. Lots of information about the area and the town of Jefferson. would recommend to all with kids or just to sit and see the sights. The Bayou is really a special place.

Thank Robbin B
Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

A recommendation if you're sight-seeing this area. They also say Jefferson is haunted but it's very pretty area.

Thank Regina G
Reviewed 27 December 2015

During this time of year, the train station & train are decorated for Christmas. Christmas music is played while an employee narrates the ride through the woods for you. The woods are decorated with lights (how'd they do that?) & different scenes throughout. Plan early,...More

Thank Michele J
Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

We're all senior adults ( 6) and were very disappointed with this ride. The lighting in the trees was poorly done and the displays were not much better. The whole thing was disappointing. It's alright for a small child that's never been on a train...More

1  Thank Mgr1949
Reviewed 15 December 2015

We did the Christmas Lights Ride. When we made the reservations we were expecting typical cold December weather, so we reserved the Indoor Car. The car is nicer and if it had actually been cold ( temps in the 60s) it would have been more...More

Thank Sue_ZQ_75
Reviewed 15 December 2015

We enjoyed our ride the Jefferson Christmas train. They take you on a 30-40 minute ride through a series of lighted displays made up to like holiday celebrations around the world. If you go in expecting something like you might find major theme park you...More

Thank preslb
Reviewed 2 December 2015

This was a pleasant but short excursion with Christmas displays on both sides of the track and a narrative and music as well. It was nice listening to the other passengers reminiscing about their prior trips.

Thank jacqueline_payne
Reviewed 7 November 2015

This little train is a lot of fun, I think it is called a narrow gage railroad. The trip is not very long but it is a fun ride. I have been to Jefferson several times and it was not always open. I don't know...More

2  Thank BBtraveler19806
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28 December 2015|
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.