All train rides currently depart from the PALESTINE, TX train depot.
From August 22 through October 26 the train departs from the Rusk, TX train depot.

Historic Catholic Chapel

A short, casual walk from the Rusk Depot will bring you to the front promenade of the oldest Catholic Church in Cherokee County. Originally constructed on Main Street, in downtown Rusk in 1905, the historical chapel was relocated to the Texas State Railroad grounds in 1980.  The interior is original to its construction and has hosted community-wide services as well as weddings and vow renewals.

With a presence taking one back to the early days of schoolhouse and church congregation, everyone will enjoy the beautiful stained-glass windows and wooden bench pews.

Chapel Rental                $250                    Capacity 50 people

25% deposit required. Non-refundable within 30 days prior to reservation


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Because of special, incidental or consequential situations that may be out of our control, Texas State Railroad reserves the right to adjust our operation between the date of your booking and the day of departure. These changes could include (but not be limited to): locomotive power for the day, passenger car assignments, layover and/or meal time during the four-hour ride and departure and/or arrival times. Thanking you in advance for your consideration.