We were driving through Townsend and thought that this museum would be an interesting short stop. It is...for about fifteen minutes. I had checked online and saw that it would be open on a Saturday. However when we arrived no one was there. We were able to look at the outside exhibits and those were explained adequately. It would have... 更多
This doesn't look like much from the highway. It has a Shay locomotive out front and you can't hardly see the small museum behind it. I would definitely recommend stopping in and learning the history of logging in the area. The lady who was at the museum was wonderful! She knew the history of the area and was very enjoyable... 更多
This small, lovely museum offers an intimate and interesting window into life in an earlier era. kids (and kids-at-heart) can climb all over an old steam engine and everyone can learn a ton about railroads in general, with many interesting exhibits dealing with its history, how it works, how it's built etc. The museum also offers insights into life in... 更多
This was our second time at the museum. We were here five years ago with my four boys. They loved it then and loved it even more today! It is free, but they do accept donations. The logging and railroad history of the Smokies is so intriguing! Lots to see and read. The gift shop is very cute and full... 更多
This small museum is packed with history and artifacts. If you want to know anything about the area, stop here. Also, if you are into trains or mountain history, you can't afford to miss this. Admission is free, which makes it a great way to save money on your trip and still have fun.
This is a nice, small but very informative museum on the history of The Little River Railroad and Lumber Company and to some degree the history of the city of Townsend which would not have existed without it. Lots of pictures with captions, tools, hardware and more inside with a Shay (gear driven) locomotive and a few other large railroad... 更多
Museum is not big but is interesting. There is no cost to go in, but they do take donations. There is a little gift shop as well with shirts, pens, and souvenirs. Out side is a steam locamotive with stairs attached so you can look inside and take your picture as well.
Railroads were the heart of every logging community. In areas with steep grades traditional railroad engines had a hard time moving through the mountains. The Shea change all of that, you rarely see a Shea engine on display, it's a piece of history that many people do not know about including railroad buffs. The little river railroad company is a... 更多
What an interesting place. While not handicap friendly for wheelchairs and scooters, it more than made up for it in information. The docent was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the lumber company as well as the Shay locomotive history in Townsend. The photos and captions did an excellent job of portraying what it was like all those years ago.... 更多