April 28, 2019
For general information, contact 866-398-2038
Media Contact: Melissa Moit, Manager, 903-742-2041
Jefferson Railway Mother’s Day Special
Treat your Mom for a ride on an antique narrow-gauge gas-powered train that takes you along the Big Cypress Bayou in Jefferson, Texas and celebrate Mother’s Day. Trains will run on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 12:30 and 2:30. Mothers receive a 10% discount when accompanied by their children.
Diamond Don RV Park is also offering special Mother’s Day weekend pricing of $30 a night from May 9 through May 13. Just a short one mile from Jefferson, on the Big Cypress Bayou, keeps you close to the action. Beautiful wooded RV sites with lots of wildlife. Many of the RV sites have views of the Big Cypress Bayou. Free WIFI, showers, rest rooms and dump station. Launch your kayak or canoe right from the park. Enjoy fishing off the banks of the river.
Historic Jefferson Railway recreates the golden era of railroading with narrated historical day trains on Saturday. As you roll through the history laden Piney Woods, you’ll view a Confederate Powder Magazine and traverse the site of one of the oldest, historical towns in Texas, with historical ruins from the 1800’s. Learn about the unique ecology of the area and hear a tale or two about Bigfoot.
Each train ride includes a stop at the Diamond Don Gator Pit to view the alligator feeding. There is a also a photo opportunity at the depot with one of the baby gators.
Jefferson is nestled deep in the Piney Woods of East Texas and seems frozen in time. It is a charming town and an elegant reminder of a bygone era. There are over a hundred buildings in the city with historical markers. Many historic homes offer bed and breakfast accommodations. Dozens of other historic buildings house museums, craft and antique shops and restaurants. Come dine, shop and stay. There is a lot to do in Jefferson, Texas.
Historic Jefferson Railway is located at 400 E. Austin in Downtown Jefferson, Texas. For information on pricing, schedule and special events, please visit www.JeffersonRailway.com or call 866-398-2038.
Saturday May 11
Depot opens at 11:00
Trains depart 12:30 & 2:30
$12, plus tax, children under 6 free