Join us in Jonesborough for a one-of-a-kind dinner dining experience aboard a restored 1950 train dining car. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go to help fund the new museum inside the restored Chuckey Depot, now located in Jonesborough which houses a railroad museum.
Built by the Southern Railway in 1906, the Chuckey Depot, until recently, was privately owned. It was located on Norfolk Southern property.
The Depot was given to the Town of Jonesborough who located it adjacent to the Jonesborough downtown district, parallel to the railroad that runs through Town. Preserving and repurposing the Depot as a museum fits into the Town’s unique development strategy as Jonesborough recognizes its railroad history.
The dinner ticket seatings will allow for a fine dining experience with all the extras at 5:30pm and 7pm will include a more extravagant dinner of Stuffed Chicken with Spinach, Feta Cheese, Sundried Tomato in a White Wine Butter Sauce, Roasted Garlic New Potatoes, Roasted Vegetable Medley, Roll and Lemon Blueberry Tart for Dessert. Beverages include choice of Tea or Water. Tickets for the dinner seatings are $65.
Patrons will receive a tour of a passenger car and a brief presentation on the history of the railroad in Jonesborough from the Heritage Alliance at the start of the program. The meal will promptly follow.
Patrons are asked to park at Jonesborough Senior Center located at 307 East Main Street and arrive 20 minutes prior to their seating. From there, they will be transported to the train Dining Car off of Spring Street.
Passengers may choose from true vintage dining in the Dining Car (four to a table*) or the smaller tables for two.
For tickets call the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center at 413.753.1010 or visit Jonesborough.com/tickets.
*Parties of less than four in the dining car are subject to assignment with other passengers.