You can book the railroad car and Excelsior House together. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. The tour was interesting and informative.
Something to see while you're in Jefferson. You cannot go inside the rail car, but a lot of things to read about that are posted by it and just something neat to stop by and see if you are ever in Jefferson.
We were only there for an afternoon and so just walked around the rail car and read the information that was posted outside.
There was no tour on Sunday morning, but we did walk around the Pullman car, peek in the windows, and read the information posted outside. There was also information about the Mittie Stephens steamboat disaster from back in 1869. What a neat looking railroad car. The town of Jefferson bought it because (this MAY be urban legend) Jay Gould once... More
While we did enjoy seeing the car when we went to Jefferson with friends (which was, in fact, 3 years ago - things might have changed), but we were on our own. We bought tickets at the Excelsior across the street and were told to go on across and into the train car. There was no tour guide for our... More
To tour the railroad car, you need to make contact with the guide who is an employee of the hotel across the street. Sadly, despite repeated trips to Jefferson, we have never been able to get the tour as they were either not there that day or too busy to do it. We have wandered around the outside, read the... More
The young lady that provided the tour of Jay Gould's personal railroad car was quite well informed and provided many details about the car. If you like Railroad Cars, etc. you'll enjoy this 30 - 45 minute tour.
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