Train Tales

Every Friday morning at 10:30

Grab the kiddos and join us Fridays at 10:30 for Train Tales, a preschool story time about trains, engines, tracks, conductors, engineers, firemen, rails, hobos, stations, signals, and lots of Thomas!


WestSide Scavenger Hunts

Saturdays, Jan 13, Feb 10 & March 10, 2018; 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Depot is the home base for these fun, family hunts, but you'll meet our WestSide neighbors at our 5th Annual WestSide Scavenger Hunts! Grab your digital or cell phone camera and come to the Depot Museum to get an entry form with photos and clues. Then, off you go to find the items in participating wonderful WestSide businesses, and replicate the photos shown on your entry form with your camera. When finished, bring your camera back to the Depot to be checked. (Take all the time you want/need between the hours of 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.) We will then draw for a winner of that week's prize basket from all completed forms. Be sure to stay connected to the Cookeville Depot Museum's Facebook and Instagram pages for additional chances to win. More free, family fun from your Cookeville Leisure Services Department!

*digital or cell phone camera required to play*
*Play all you want, but you can only win once per year*


Cookeville Museums' History Hikes

2nd Saturday of April - October; 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The second Saturday of each month from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm, come HISTORY HIKE between the Cookeville Depot Museum and the Cookeville History Museum! Pick up your entry (and enjoy some cookies) at either museum, find the answers to the trivia questions along Broad Street between the two museums and have the form back by 3:30 pm to be included in the prize drawing! If you like, you can do both hikes (Depot to History Museum and/or History Museum to Depot) each day. FREE, family fun from YOUR City of Cookeville Department of Leisure Services!


Summer Cinema at the Depot

Fridays, July 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2018; 8:00 pm

Join us every Friday night in July as we enjoy a free, full-length movie out on the west patio under the stars at the Cookeville Depot! 


Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series

Fridays, October 6, 13 & 20, 2017; 11:30 am - 1:00 pm


Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series from 11:30am - 1:00pm Fridays in October, out on the eastside patio at the Depot. Come enjoy the beautiful autumn weather with lunch and some world-class entertainment. The concerts are free and lunches from Blue Coast Burrito are available for purchase on site. 


 Boo, Y'all! Halloween Cinema at the Depot

 Night of the Living Dead--Saturday, October 27, 2018; 7:00 pm--FREE! Join us for a special showing of Night of the Living Dead! Bring your friends, family, chairs and blankets! Popcorn and drinks available for $1 each.

 *parental discretion advised*


 West Side Trick or Treat

 Safe West Side Neightborhood Halloween Fun! 5:30 - 7:30 pm

 Broad Street will be closed from Walnut Street to the Depot for a safe evening of trick or treating for our little goblins! Call Beth at the Depot (528-8570) if you'd like to be a candy sponsor!


Depot Christmas Open House

Saturday, December 1, 2018; 10:00 am - 3:00 pm 

(Santa's cookie break is noon-1pm)

Join us for cookies and hot cider, Santa beanbag toss, caroling by TTU's Mentonation, new train layouts for the child in all of us--and, of course, a visit with the BIG GUY himself. (Don't forget those cameras!)

Ho ho ho!







Contact the Depot Museum at (931) 528-8570 for more information about any of our upcoming events!




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