July 4, 2018 7:00 pm

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

225 GH Everett street, Bryson City, NC 28713



Independence Day, the day to celebrate our freedom and enjoy a long weekend with family and friends. If you’re looking for a relaxing evening with no rushing or traffic worries, hop onboard the Freedom Train to enjoy American classics like a BBQ picnic-style dinner, a slice of apple pie, spectacular sunset views on the Fontana Trestle, and a visit from Uncle Sam himself!

The Freedom train will depart from the Bryson City Depot on July 4th at 7:00 pm and will follow the Nantahala Gorge Excursion route to the Fontana Trestle. Once at the trestle, the train will pause for some remarkable lake views and then will make its way back to Bryson City.

The train will return in just enough time to disembark in Bryson City and enjoy Bryson City’s Freedom Fest for a fantastic fireworks show! NO RUSHING, NO TRAFFIC WORRIES, just the enjoyment of this patriotic celebration. Seating is limited. Reserve your train ticket today!

To make a reservation visit our website at gsmr.com or call 800-872-4681.