Fall Foliage Special






Enjoy the changing colors
as you never have before!

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The Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum

The Official Railroad Museum Of The State Of Alabama!

Narrow Gauge Locomotive Pulling Passenger Coaches

The Shelby & Southern Returns to Service

Take a trip back to the days of steam! Enjoy the sights and sounds of an authentic steam locomotive pulling its coaches on a round trip full of adventure! See "Shiner's Holler" and listen as the engineer blows a low mournful whistle as we pass the grave of Casey Jones.

Scarecrow Junction Logo & Scarecrow in cornfield.

Scarecrow Junction

Drawing of two fall leaves and an ear of corn.Head to the Junction!

Bring your family to Scarecrow Junction in Calera every weekend in October. It's a New family-fun, fall festival event that you don't want to miss!

Fall Foliage Special logo over RR tracks with Fall

Fall Foliage Special

Red, Orange, Yellow and Green LeavesCalling Fall Leaf Lovers!

When the air becomes crisp and leaves swirl around to the ground and crunch underfoot, everyone in Alabama knows two things are coming: SEC football and fall foliage. This year, ride the rails of the old Alabama Mineral Railroad aboard the Calera & Shelby Railroad.

Red Christmas Ornament

Christmas 2020

Stay tuned for upcoming details on the NEW holiday experience at the Museum...

Graphic of Museum's Waiting Areas

COVID-19 Response Update

Our team is being careful to follow the guidance of the CDC and our local health departments and will continue to do so throughout this evolving situation. In addition to all safety measures already in place, we wanted to share with you some of the actions we are taking.

Family Looking out window of train.

North Pole Express and Santa Special

Canceled for 2020

For the health and safety of our visitors and volunteers, the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum will be hosting a new Christmas themed event this winter instead of the previously scheduled North Pole Express and Santa Special. We invite you to join us in making Christmas memories with us in a new way we can all safely enjoy. Stay tuned for details of our upcoming Christmas event!

Graphic with Canceled Banner

Pumpkin Patch Express 2020

Canceled for 2020

For the health and safety of our visitors and volunteers, the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum will be hosting Scarecrow Junction instead of the previously scheduled Pumpkin Patch Express this year. Come see us for some family fall fun at the depot!