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Atalanta Jay Gould's Railroad Car

210 W Austin St, Jefferson, TX 75657-2204
+1 903-665-2513
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This is fun when it's running.

This is so much fun when it's running, lots of Christmas things along the tracks, so good for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Neat Peace of History

This train car is in great condition and the guide is very knowledgeable about the history. We... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
Adam C
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210 W Austin St, Jefferson, TX 75657-2204
+1 903-665-2513
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is so much fun when it's running, lots of Christmas things along the tracks, so good for children.

Thank countrygirl6
Reviewed 12 August 2017

This train car is in great condition and the guide is very knowledgeable about the history. We enjoyed exploring all of the nooks, hidden shelves, cabinets, and the old engineering that made things work. It is worth the time to stop by and see this...More

Thank Adam C
Reviewed 15 July 2017

My husband loves trains so this was a must stop. Very informative., and interesting. Centrally located so you won't want to miss it.

Thank Melisha C
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We did not take the tour inside the car. But could tell it is kept clean and would a thrill for anyone interested in the rail cars.

Thank AdventuresWithLiz
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We had Lisa as a tour guide - she was new but seemed to know a lot about the train and history behind it. Tickets were reasonable $5/pp - picking them up across the street at the hotel. We enjoyed the mini tour (we were...More

Thank HuskerWife
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Lisa, our guide was a long time resident of Jefferson and has done significant research into the history of several events that have taken place in Jefferson. she took great interest in researching the Diamond Bessie murder and what actually took place. She even drove...More

Thank Janethetford
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This old railroad car shows how Jay Gould lived while on the road. It is quite luxurious and has some ingenious devices. The railroad then sold it to a family that lived in it for 20+ years before the Jefferson garden club bought it. Fortunately,...More

Thank frogcarguy
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This rail car tour lets you feel like you are stepping back in time. I has been beautifully restored with great attention to even minute details.

1  Thank Tresha E
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Very interesting that this historical item ended up in an out of the way place like Jefferson. Cool to see this bit of history here. Jefferson itself was also much more impressive than we had imagined for this part of Texas. A town who's hayday...More

1  Thank TheSpeis
Reviewed 6 December 2016

If you like history and have the time, it is well worth booking a tour of Jay Gould's restored, live-in railroad car called Atalanta. You can not go in the car on your own, you have to get your ticket and tour time at the...More

1  Thank James H
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28 April 2017|
Response from frogcarguy | Reviewed this property |
As I recall, and this is from memory, our tour was at 11:00 and was $10 per adult. Purchase tickets, get times from the Excelsior Hotel across the street.
8 October 2016|
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Response from Nancy C | Property representative |
We have tours available on the Nov 23, 25 & 26th at 1 p.m. each of those days.