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Historic Jefferson Railway

400 E Austin St, Jefferson, TX 75657-1950
+1 903-665-6400
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Nice holiday train ride.

During this time of year, the train station & train are decorated for Christmas. Christmas music is... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2015
Michele J
Houston, Texas

We're all senior adults ( 6) and were very disappointed with this ride. The lighting in the trees... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2015
via mobile
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400 E Austin St, Jefferson, TX 75657-1950
+1 903-665-6400
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Reviewed 28 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 3 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
Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

We took the Ghost Train Tour. Meeting in the depot at 8:00 and listening to ghost stories while sipping on a complimentary beverage was nice. Boarded the train and left the depot promptly at 9:00. We probably should have taken the day train tour. While...More

Thank Ellen R
Reviewed 12 July 2015

boarding the open carriages (much more fun than the closed ones) the train carried a wide range of passengers as it banged along the tracks. With just enough commentary to be interesting without intrusive we enjoyed the steady pace. Halfway along everyone gets off to...More

Thank hippo432
Reviewed 21 June 2015

Rode the train..great experience! Train is replicate of a steam engine and offers a scenic route better than the Train ride from Rusk, TX to Palestine. Stops and lets passengers watch the feeding of alligators within an enclosed lake.

2  Thank Mark W
Reviewed 26 December 2014

The light show was great, if a little hokey... It's geared to kids, but my wife (a kid at heart) loved it too. They could use some help with the narrator's script, and the sound system had a short, but the operators were all good-hearted...More

1  Thank Randini101a
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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.