All aboard for Jackson, Tennessee!
Executive Director: Lawrence Taylor
Museum Historian: Norma Taylor
Proudly Celebrating the 150th Birthday of Casey Jones! See our Events page for details.
Our event with Bobby Clark was a great success! Held on Wednesday, May 30th, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm the public was invited to meet Bobby Clark, the Hollywood actor who played Casey Jr. in the TV series "Casey Jones". He has had a fascinating television and movie career working with many of the legendary stars of Hollywood's hey day. Our thanks to the Associated Press and the local media for their wonderful coverage of this event.
Casey Jones Museum ~ As featured on Tennessee Crossroads! It is our State's premier television travel show. Produced by Nashville Public Television, they weekly feature people and places of interest around Tennessee. www.tennesseecrossroads.org Watch our story here: http://bit.ly/HGnEMb
Casey Jones was a railroad engineer who became an internationally known icon due to his heroic last ride on April 30th, 1900 when he saved all the passengers on his train. He slowed down the train as much as possible before impact when there was a train stalled on the tracks ahead near Vaughan, Mississippi on a run from Memphis to Canton, MS. Read the entire story on the link above to the right: "The Legend of Casey Jones". He lived in Jackson, Tennessee with his wife and three children and we are proud to operate the Casey Jones Home & Railroad Museum here in Casey Jones Village in Jackson. On the tour you can visit his beautiful historic home pictured above.
The exciting "Train Station" addition to the Museum is located right next to the Home. We have wonderful exhibits and are proud to have the Jackson Room dedicated to Jackson's rich railroad history. We also have a room dedicated to Casey Jones' famous last ride as well as a Theatre to view a short film on the story of Casey Jones. We have three authentic railcars in our collection and kids of all ages are welcome to climb aboard the Engine and ring the bell just like Casey. To those interested in Civil War history, we have an excellent permanent exhibit entitled "The Railroads & The Civil War in Tennessee".
Our special for the Museum is one FREE Casey Jones Museum admission with one paid adult admission ($6.50) with your buffet receipt from our restaurant in Casey Jones Village ~ Brooks Shaw's Old Country Store. Just turn in your receipt at the Museum and enjoy a free pass. It's a wonderful way to explore Jackson's railroad history!
Norma Taylor has authored a wonderful book on Casey Jones that is available in the Train Store at the Museum!
Casey Jones Historical Fund ~ We are in the process of expanding exhibits, doing further restoration work to the Casey Jones Home and renovating our railcar and caboose. We would especially like to work on repairing the walls in the two bedrooms in the Home and re-wallpapering. We welcome donations to help with these exciting projects.
Donations are tax deductible and may be made to The Casey Jones Historical Fund c/o Casey Jones Museum ATTN: Norma Taylor, Historian P.O. Box 11597 Jackson, TN 38308 or online under "Make a Donation" to "Community Funds" at www.wthfoundation.org . We are very proud to be a fund of the West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation.
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Read a book...watch a movie...play with trains!
The Casey Jones Train Store houses an official Museum store full of train themed gifts and a Thomas the Tank Engine corner complete with a reading nook, movie and play area that the kids absolutely love. We have regular visitors who come to the Museum just to play. There is no charge to visit the Casey Jones Train Store. We love having birthday parties at the Museum too. Call us for details at 668.12-2-2 just like a train whistle.
We carry Thomas & Chuggington Toys in the Casey Jones Train Store!
We were especially excited that the Train Store was featured in "Museums & More" magazine, a quality national publication. They offer industry news and product information and articles on Museum stores, zoos, aquariums, resorts and hospital gift shops.
Be sure to visit the links above under the picture of Casey Jones' home with the white picket fence to read more about the Museum. We are a proud member of the Tennessee Association of Museums and a number of railroad related organizations. We also have a Casey Jones Museum Model Railroad Club based here at the Museum. Come by the Museum for membership forms or give us a call at 731.668.1222.
To read about our Events & News, click on the links above on the right side of the page. All Aboard for Casey Jones Museum and Jackson, Tennessee!
Our phone number is 731.668.1-2-2-2 just like a train whistle!
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