Chuckey Depot Museum

Chuckey Depot Museum The Chuckey Depot is a museum & event rental facility.

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We’re open today from 1:00-4:00. Stop by for some early Christmas spirit. The tree is up on the loading dock!
11/26/2021

We’re open today from 1:00-4:00. Stop by for some early Christmas spirit. The tree is up on the loading dock!

11/22/2021

Livestream tour of β€œThe Greatest Good for the Greatest Number: The Railroad in Northeast Tennessee.” Join Anne Mason for a virtual tour of the latest exhibit at the museum.

Ready for the holidays? While you're in Jonesborough for the many Christmas events, visit the Chuckey Depot Museum!We ar...
11/15/2021

Ready for the holidays? While you're in Jonesborough for the many Christmas events, visit the Chuckey Depot Museum!

We are open Thursday, Friday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. See you there!

We have so much planned #OnlyInJonesborough for the holiday season! πŸŽ„πŸŽ Each Saturday in Jonesborough from Nov. 27 - Dec. 18 there will be a variety of events from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. including caroling, visits with Santa, music, storytelling and extended holiday shopping hours in Tennessee’s Oldest Town.

πŸ›πŸ›πŸ› Kicking off Nov. 26, we're hosting Jonesborough's Shop Small Weekend. #ShopLocal and support downtown Jonesborough merchants!

πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š Dress as your favorite Whoville character and get a β€œgrinch treat” at Whoville Christmas this Saturday, Nov. 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹ Jonesborough's Gingerbread Village - Drop Off returns!!! Pick up for participants are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 27 at the International Storytelling Center for 50 houses. Individuals can participate by picking up a free gingerbread kit or make their own gingerbread house and drop off to be displayed in shops downtown. Drop off is Dec. 1 at the International Storytelling Center from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

✨✨✨ Saturday, Nov. 27 will conclude with Jonesborough's Lighting of the Tree in front of the Washington County Courthouse starting at 6 p.m. Music and storytelling will lead up to the event.

🐢🐢🐢 Christmas is going to the dogs!!! Bring your furry friend to Doggone Christmas on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for pictures with Santa, a treat station and shop at the Christmas Market for pet friendly items! At 1 p.m. there will be contests including Ugliest Christmas Dog Sweater, Best Holiday Costume and Pet/Owner Lookalike.

πŸŽ…πŸŽ…πŸŽ…Join us for Santa’s Christmas Village on Dec. 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. throughout town! Key locations include the Jonesborough Visitors Center and Emporium and the International Storytelling Center. This year, children will be able visit Buddy’s Workshop to make their own masterpieces to take home with them, with the assistance of area artisans and crafters. 🎨 Attendees will enjoy free pictures with Santa, cookie decorating, children’s storytelling, games and more.

β˜ƒοΈβ˜ƒοΈβ˜ƒοΈJoin us for the best nighttime lighted parade in the region, 2021 Jonesborough Christmas Parade! Make festive memories with family and friends while you spend the evening in everyone’s favorite historic downtown on Dec. 11 at 6 p.m..

β›ͺ️β›ͺ️β›ͺ️The Christmas in Olde Jonesborough series wraps up on Dec. 18 with the Christmas Church Stroll from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stroll through Jonesborough and visit participating churches in the downtown historic district. See their beautifully decorated sanctuaries and enjoy music, hand bells and historic information.

For complete information, visit jbochristmas.com! #jbochristmas #christmas2021 #shopsmallbusiness

Happy Veteran's Day! Thank you, Veterans, for your service. The railroad has historically played a large part in moving ...
11/11/2021

Happy Veteran's Day! Thank you, Veterans, for your service. The railroad has historically played a large part in moving troops and supplies during wartime and peacetime.

Photo - U.S. Marines in France off for camp. Our troops are glad to get aboard cars for the training camp after a long trip at sea as they are anxious to lose their sea legs.

Source - Library of Congress (https://www.loc.gov/item/2013649102/)

Happy Veteran's Day! Thank you, Veterans, for your service. The railroad has historically played a large part in moving troops and supplies during wartime and peacetime.

Photo - U.S. Marines in France off for camp. Our troops are glad to get aboard cars for the training camp after a long trip at sea as they are anxious to lose their sea legs.

Source - Library of Congress (https://www.loc.gov/item/2013649102/)

This historic photo shows the Tennessean in downtown Johnson City. Learn more about this historic train in our current e...
11/10/2021

This historic photo shows the Tennessean in downtown Johnson City. Learn more about this historic train in our current exhibit.

Anybody have any memories of the Tennessean or any memorabilia?

http://www.stateoffranklin.net/johnsons/southern/index_so.htm

This historic photo shows the Tennessean in downtown Johnson City. Learn more about this historic train in our current exhibit.

Anybody have any memories of the Tennessean or any memorabilia?

http://www.stateoffranklin.net/johnsons/southern/index_so.htm

The Chuckey Depot Museum will change their hours for the winter months. ⌚️ It will now be open Thursday, Friday and Sund...
11/01/2021

The Chuckey Depot Museum will change their hours for the winter months. ⌚️ It will now be open Thursday, Friday and Sunday from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The Chuckey Depot Museum will change their hours for the winter months. ⌚️ It will now be open Thursday, Friday and Sunday from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Don't forget to stop by the Chuckey Depot Museum for Ghoulish Goodies, a month long trick-or-treating experience!
10/15/2021

Don't forget to stop by the Chuckey Depot Museum for Ghoulish Goodies, a month long trick-or-treating experience!

Don't forget to stop by the Chuckey Depot Museum for Ghoulish Goodies, a month long trick-or-treating experience!

Notice something new on our front door? We’re taking part in Ghoulish Goodies Chp 2 with the Washington County-Jonesboro...
10/05/2021

Notice something new on our front door? We’re taking part in Ghoulish Goodies Chp 2 with the Washington County-Jonesborough Public Library. Look for the purple sign with the code. New code each week. This interactive Trick-or-Treat even goes through the end of the month. Sign up now using the Beanstack App.

Notice something new on our front door? We’re taking part in Ghoulish Goodies Chp 2 with the Washington County-Jonesborough Public Library. Look for the purple sign with the code. New code each week. This interactive Trick-or-Treat even goes through the end of the month. Sign up now using the Beanstack App.

Come visit us this weekend!πŸ•°Our hours are:Thursday, 1 PM - 4 PMFriday, 1 PM - 4 PMSaturday, 11 AM - 5 PMSunday, 1 PM - 4...
10/01/2021

Come visit us this weekend!

πŸ•°Our hours are:
Thursday, 1 PM - 4 PM
Friday, 1 PM - 4 PM
Saturday, 11 AM - 5 PM
Sunday, 1 PM - 4 PM

Come visit us this weekend!

πŸ•°Our hours are:
Thursday, 1 PM - 4 PM
Friday, 1 PM - 4 PM
Saturday, 11 AM - 5 PM
Sunday, 1 PM - 4 PM

The Chuckey Depot Museum will be a part of Ghoulish Goodies this year with the Washington County Tennessee Public Librar...
09/22/2021

The Chuckey Depot Museum will be a part of Ghoulish Goodies this year with the Washington County Tennessee Public Library.

Ghoulish Goodies: Chapter 2

Washington County Public Library

wclibrarytn.beanstack.org

October 4th – October 24th

Registration begins September 20th



Have you heard the clock tower ringing? It’s almost that time again!

Laura the Librarian is welcoming everyone back to the oldest town in Tennessee for another chapter of Ghoulish Goodies, Washington County Tennessee Public Library’s Virtual Trick-Or-Treating event!

Laura wants to make it a little different this year, because she loves mixing things up!

This year, the Main Street businesses will be separated into four groups per week, and the codes will be based on famous horror authors! Each group will award you a badge and a small bag of candy.

There will also be one secret badge per week, with the codes hidden inside different businesses. Each badge you earn will get you a full candy bar! There’s also a chance that just entering in one of the secret codes will earn you an in-person prize at the business, so don’t be afraid to ask!

Ghoulish Goodies: Chapter 2 will only last three weeks, starting on October 4th going through October 24th.

Registration will start September 20th and will last until October 17th, the end of the second week.

If you register for the event after midnight October 17th, any badges you unlock will not be counted for and you will not earn any prizes.

So be sure to register early so you can get the full experience!

Your Ghoulish Bag will be available to be picked up starting on October 25th at the Jonesborough Library.

This event is free for all ages; kids, teens, adults alike!

Any questions, comments, or concerns can be directed to Allen McCumber at [email protected]!

Come and check out our newest exhibit this evening at 6:30! You’ll be among the first to see β€œThe Greatest Good for the ...
09/09/2021

Come and check out our newest exhibit this evening at 6:30! You’ll be among the first to see β€œThe Greatest Good for the Greatest Number: The Railroad in Northeast Tennessee.”

Come and check out our newest exhibit this evening at 6:30! You’ll be among the first to see β€œThe Greatest Good for the Greatest Number: The Railroad in Northeast Tennessee.”

The museum will open back up tomorrow!πŸ₯³Join us for Exhibit Reception for The Greatest Good to the Greatest Number: The R...
09/08/2021

The museum will open back up tomorrow!πŸ₯³Join us for Exhibit Reception for The Greatest Good to the Greatest Number: The Railroad in Northeast Tennessee Thursday, September 9 at 6:30 p.m. πŸš‚

It’s time to celebrate a new exhibit at the Chuckey Depot Museum! They will host an Exhibit Reception for The Greatest G...
09/01/2021

It’s time to celebrate a new exhibit at the Chuckey Depot Museum!

They will host an Exhibit Reception for The Greatest Good to the Greatest Number: The Railroad in Northeast Tennessee. πŸ˜ƒπŸš‚

Be there Thursday, September 9 at 6:30 p.m. for the reception! πŸŽ‰ This exhibit will talk about the East Tennessee and Virginia Railroad, the first line to come through Jonesborough and Chuckey, and how it grew over time and came to be a part of the Southern Railroad.

Due to the exhibit change, the museum is currently closed now until September 9.

We have a new exhibit coming! 😱 More information about it will be posted soon, so stayed tuned!Due the the exhibit chang...
08/26/2021

We have a new exhibit coming! 😱 More information about it will be posted soon, so stayed tuned!

Due the the exhibit change we will be closed Aug. 27 through Sept. 8.

We have a new exhibit coming! 😱 More information about it will be posted soon, so stayed tuned!

Due the the exhibit change we will be closed Aug. 27 through Sept. 8.

It's a beautiful sunny day in Jonesborough, and the Black-eyed Susans in front of the Chuckey Depot are looking amazing!...
08/24/2021

It's a beautiful sunny day in Jonesborough, and the Black-eyed Susans in front of the Chuckey Depot are looking amazing! πŸ˜„πŸŒž

It's a beautiful sunny day in Jonesborough, and the Black-eyed Susans in front of the Chuckey Depot are looking amazing! πŸ˜„πŸŒž

Come visit us this weekend!Our current hours are Thursday through Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ⏰
08/12/2021

Come visit us this weekend!

Our current hours are Thursday through Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ⏰

Come visit us this weekend!

Our current hours are Thursday through Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ⏰

Did you know that you can rent out our museum for special occasions such as receptions, small business meetings, seminar...
08/04/2021

Did you know that you can rent out our museum for special occasions such as receptions, small business meetings, seminars, and even birthday parties? πŸ‘”πŸŽ‚

The museum is open to the public and used by various town entities for educational purposes. All rental requests are subject to special consideration due to programming, performances, events and exhibits πŸš§πŸš‚

If you would like to find out more information or rent the museum, please call the Jonesborough Visitors Center and Emporium at 423.753.1010 πŸ₯³πŸ“ž

Did you know that you can rent out our museum for special occasions such as receptions, small business meetings, seminars, and even birthday parties? πŸ‘”πŸŽ‚

The museum is open to the public and used by various town entities for educational purposes. All rental requests are subject to special consideration due to programming, performances, events and exhibits πŸš§πŸš‚

If you would like to find out more information or rent the museum, please call the Jonesborough Visitors Center and Emporium at 423.753.1010 πŸ₯³πŸ“ž

We love being a train town and having the opportunity to share the rich history of the railroad πŸš‚ Come visit us at the D...
08/02/2021

We love being a train town and having the opportunity to share the rich history of the railroad πŸš‚

Come visit us at the Depot this week! Our current hours are
Thursday through Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ⏰

We love being a train town and having the opportunity to share the rich history of the railroad πŸš‚

Come visit us at the Depot this week! Our current hours are
Thursday through Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ⏰

We love this photo of the train passing by the Chuckey Depot! πŸ˜πŸš‚
07/28/2021

We love this photo of the train passing by the Chuckey Depot! πŸ˜πŸš‚

We love this photo of the train passing by the Chuckey Depot! πŸ˜πŸš‚

Visit us today! We're open from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.!πŸ˜ƒ
07/23/2021

Visit us today! We're open from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.!πŸ˜ƒ

Visit us today! We're open from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.!πŸ˜ƒ

We're excited to announce the Vintage Railroad Dining Experience is now SOLD OUT! πŸ˜ƒYou can still visit the Chuckey Depot...
07/21/2021

We're excited to announce the Vintage Railroad Dining Experience is now SOLD OUT! πŸ˜ƒ

You can still visit the Chuckey Depot Museum this weekend. Call 423.753.1010 for more information.

We're excited to announce the Vintage Railroad Dining Experience is now SOLD OUT! πŸ˜ƒ

You can still visit the Chuckey Depot Museum this weekend. Call 423.753.1010 for more information.

We'll be open today from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.! Come and visit us! πŸ˜ƒπŸš‚
07/15/2021

We'll be open today from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.! Come and visit us! πŸ˜ƒπŸš‚

We'll be open today from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.! Come and visit us! πŸ˜ƒπŸš‚

We love this photo of the Chuckey Depot Museum! πŸ˜ƒπŸš‚The museum is closed today, but visit us this weekend! For more inform...
07/13/2021

We love this photo of the Chuckey Depot Museum! πŸ˜ƒπŸš‚

The museum is closed today, but visit us this weekend! For more information go to bit.ly/2VxSin7. πŸ’»

We love this photo of the Chuckey Depot Museum! πŸ˜ƒπŸš‚

The museum is closed today, but visit us this weekend! For more information go to bit.ly/2VxSin7. πŸ’»

If you're walking on The Lost State Scenic Walkway this weekend, be sure to check out the Chuckey Depot Museum! πŸ˜„πŸšΆβ˜€οΈOur ...
07/07/2021

If you're walking on The Lost State Scenic Walkway this weekend, be sure to check out the Chuckey Depot Museum! πŸ˜„πŸšΆβ˜€οΈ

Our summer hours:

Thursday
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Friday
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Saturday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

If you're walking on The Lost State Scenic Walkway this weekend, be sure to check out the Chuckey Depot Museum! πŸ˜„πŸšΆβ˜€οΈ

Our summer hours:

Thursday
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Friday
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Saturday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

You don't want to miss out on the Vintage Railroad Dining Experience where nostalgia will be relived in beautifully deco...
06/30/2021

You don't want to miss out on the Vintage Railroad Dining Experience where nostalgia will be relived in beautifully decorated railroad dining cars.

The highlight of the evening will be a dinner followed by storytelling by an authentic Railroad Storyteller on Saturday, August 14 at 5:30 p.m. and at 7:30 p.m. at the Jonesborough Rail Yard.

Get tickets at jonesborough.com/tickets.

You don't want to miss out on the Vintage Railroad Dining Experience where nostalgia will be relived in beautifully decorated railroad dining cars.

The highlight of the evening will be a dinner followed by storytelling by an authentic Railroad Storyteller on Saturday, August 14 at 5:30 p.m. and at 7:30 p.m. at the Jonesborough Rail Yard.

Get tickets at jonesborough.com/tickets.

Join us this Saturday for the Tweetsie Railroad Exhibit Reception for our newest exhibit β€œAs Fast As Birds Can Fly: The ...
06/23/2021

Join us this Saturday for the Tweetsie Railroad Exhibit Reception for our newest exhibit β€œAs Fast As Birds Can Fly: The ET & WNC (Tweetsie) Railroad” from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

This exhibit includes several artifacts from the ET & WNC’s storied history, as well as photographs taken by people who worked on the railroad line.

For more information on the exhibit or the Chuckey Depot Museum, visit Jonesborough.com, follow the Chuckey Depot on Facebook, or call the Visitor’s Center at 423.753.1010.

Relive the nostalgia of a bygone era at the Vintage Railroad Dining Experience in beautifully decorated railroad dining ...
06/17/2021

Relive the nostalgia of a bygone era at the Vintage Railroad Dining Experience in beautifully decorated railroad dining cars. Watauga Valley Railroad Society will provide a unique opportunity for fine dining and entertainment on the restored Clinchfield 100 and Moultrie dining cars. πŸš‚

Join us for this unique experience on Saturday, August 14 at 5:30 p.m. and at 7:30 p.m. at the Jonesborough Rail Yard.

The highlight of the evening will be a dinner followed by storytelling by an authentic Railroad Storyteller.

Get tickets at jonesborough.com/tickets

Did you know that Chuckey used to be called Chuckey City until it was shortened by the US Postal Service in 1904?Learn m...
06/15/2021

Did you know that Chuckey used to be called Chuckey City until it was shortened by the US Postal Service in 1904?

Learn more about the Chuckey Depot and its history at Jonesboroughtn.org.

Did you know that Chuckey used to be called Chuckey City until it was shortened by the US Postal Service in 1904?

Learn more about the Chuckey Depot and its history at Jonesboroughtn.org.

We love this photo of the train passing Tennessee Hills Distillery on its way to the Chuckey Depot Museum! πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸš‚
06/10/2021

We love this photo of the train passing Tennessee Hills Distillery on its way to the Chuckey Depot Museum! πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸš‚

We love this photo of the train passing Tennessee Hills Distillery on its way to the Chuckey Depot Museum! πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸš‚

Experience the railroad special exhibit "As Fast As Birds Can Fly" at the Chuckey Depot! Visit us this weekend! We'll be...
06/04/2021

Experience the railroad special exhibit "As Fast As Birds Can Fly" at the Chuckey Depot! Visit us this weekend!

We'll be open today from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Sunday 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Sign up for the Tweetsie Celebration this weekend at the George L. Carter RR Museum and then come on down and check out ...
06/01/2021
Horsepower 2021, Tweetsie Celebration running back-to-back at Carter RR Museum

Sign up for the Tweetsie Celebration this weekend at the George L. Carter RR Museum and then come on down and check out the special ET & WNC exhibit now in display in the Chuckey Depot!

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Prepare for two weekends filled with railroading history at East Tennessee State University. On May 29, the George L. Carter Railroad Museum, located in the Campus Center Building, will kick

Looking for something to do this weekend? We'll be open today from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., and ...
05/28/2021

Looking for something to do this weekend? We'll be open today from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Sunday 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

In the meantime, enjoy this great photo of the Depot from MBlair Photography!

Looking for something to do this weekend? We'll be open today from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Sunday 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

In the meantime, enjoy this great photo of the Depot from MBlair Photography!

Address

2nd Avenue
Jonesborough, TN
37659

Opening Hours

Thursday 1pm - 4pm
Friday 1pm - 4pm
Saturday 11am - 5pm
Sunday 1pm - 4pm

Telephone

+14237531010

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If you are related to any of these families, you will want to be there: Cuthbertson, Dellinger, Aldridge, Burleson, Gragg, Calhoun, Cornett, Shell, Franklin, Houston, Smith, Bailiff, Norris, Clark, Johnson and many, many more. Mark your calendar today!
Hope you all will join us. If you would like to participate as a vendor, representing a family or maybe promoting your book, please let me know. If you would like to come and hang out with us, we'd like that, too.
I am A retired railroader and YouTube creator (Pwalpar on YouTube). I just found the live feed on YouTube and plan to watch it occasionally as I rarely get out to railfan these days. One of these days I will check out your museum
Thanks for saving American History like this depot. Too much is it being eradicated from the next generations who need to understand what living in America is all about. When I read the history of the depot and what it meant to the Southern Railway and The City Of Chunkey, I had to leave this post of thanks because I appreciate our history and know it is important people know the truth so best of luck to you, The City of Chunkey, and Jonesborough!
July 2017 Janet Porter Anderson from Chandler Indiana, came on her yearly visit to my house. This is one of the photos I took of her at the Chucky Depot before it opened.