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Tweetsie Railroad is currently closed. We will be opening on November 13, 2020, for Tweetsie Christmas. Tickets are available online.

Tweetsie Railroad is closed and will reopen November 13th for Tweetsie Christmas.


Tweetsie Railroad will be open every Friday, Saturday, and select weekday evenings from November 13 - December 31 for Tweetsie Christmas. Tickets are $44 for an Adult, $38 for a Child (age 3-12) and Free for Children age 2 and under. They will go on sale, Tuesday, October 13th.

We expect a high call volume during the first week of ticket sales and highly recommend the following:

  • Golden Rail Season Pass Holders will be given one admission and train ride ticket free! Please complete our online Season Pass Holder Tweetsie Christmas Reservation Request Form to expedite your reservation. If you would like to purchase tickets for family and friends at the same time you need to call 877-894-3874.
  • Individual ticket purchases are best completed online. Orders taken over the phone are subject to a $2 per ticket transaction fee.
  • Groups of 15 or more who would like to reserve the same train ride date and time should call 877-893-3874 and plan on completing a purchase with one form of payment.

For more information please visit the Tweetsie Christmas special event page.

October 1, 2020

Tweetsie Railroad is currently closed. We are happy to announce that we will be opening for Tweetsie Christmas beginning the weekend of November 13th. Details for this event will be released on Monday, October 12th. Click here to sign up for email notifications about Tweetsie Christmas.

September 1, 2020

Tweetsie Railroad is closed in accordance with the State of North Carolina Executive Order No. 163. Governor Cooper has announced that the state will move into Phase 2.5 on Friday, September 4, 2020. Under this order amusement parks will remain closed. We are still evaluating the possibility of hosting Tweetsie Christmas.

July 27, 2020

Tweetsie Railroad has received notification from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services that we are not permitted to run the train. Thus, we have no choice but to close the park and cancel upcoming special events, including K-9s in Flight, Railroad Heritage Weekend, and Ghost Train. When parks like ours are cleared to open in North Carolina, we will reevaluate the possibility of welcoming guests back to Tweetsie Railroad and hosting Tweetsie Christmas.

July 10, 2020

The train will run again at Tweetsie Railroad!

Beginning Friday, July 17, Tweetsie Railroad will open with limited weekend operations, Friday – Sunday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Guests will be able to enjoy Main Street, Junction stores, and the Wild West Train ride aboard the park’s historic steam engine.

During this phase of operation, the park will be limiting capacity. Therefore, all Guests need to pre-purchase tickets for a specific date and train ride time.

Tickets have been reduced to$10 for an Adult and $7 for a Child (age 3-12). Children 2 and under will remain free.

Golden Rail Season Pass Holders will have the first chance to reserve a daily admission and train ride ticket for the July 17-19 opening weekend Monday through Thursday, July 13-16. Then beginning on Friday, July 17, the general public will be able to purchase any remaining tickets for the weekend by calling the Ticket Office 877-893-3874.

June 5, 2020

We are having an Old General Store Sale! Save up to 50% off select Tweetsie Railroad merchandise at the Old General Store on Saturday, June 13 & 20, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The only areas that will be open during this time are the General Store and Cowboy Cantina for take-out.

We are currently working on an Opening Plan for Tweetsie Railroad. When we open the park, you should expect changes in the ways in which we operate and forsee modifications to hours and dates. Therefore, at this time, we are announcing the cancellation of our July 4th Fireworks and Cool Summer Nights.

May 5, 2020

2020 Golden Rail Season Passes are extended through 2021 at the pre-season discounted price!

Click here for more details regarding a 2020-2021 Golden Rail Season Pass.

2020 Day Out With Thomas has been canceled.
Did you pre-purchase tickets for Day Out With Thomas 2020? Click here to view your options.

We are very disappointed to delay the opening of Tweetsie Railroad and cancel such a popular event. However, we look forward to welcoming you and your family back to a safe, fun and family-friendly environment once restrictions are lifted. Thank you for your patience and for your loyal support of Tweetsie Railroad.