Historic Southern Railway Station


300 West Depot Ave
Knoxville TN  37920

Phone: (865) 249-7808

Historic Southern Railway Station

The Southern Terminal is a former railway complex located at 306 West Depot Avenue in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA. The complex, which includes a passenger terminal and express depot adjacent to a large railyard, was built in 1903 by the Southern Railway. Both the terminal and depot were designed by noted train station architect Frank Pierce Milburn (1868–1926). In 1985, the terminal complex, along with several dozen warehouses and storefronts in the adjacent Old City and vicinity, were listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Southern Terminal and Warehouse Historic District.

During the 1850s, the arrival of the railroad— namely the East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia Railroad and its predecessor lines— transformed Knoxville from a small river town of just over 2,000 residents to one of the southeast's major wholesaling centers. Wholesaling firms built dozens of large warehouses along Jackson Avenue and adjacent streets, where smalltown merchants from across East Tennessee would purchase goods and supplies to resell at rural general stores. In 1894, the ETV&G was absorbed by the Southern Railway,which in turn became part of the Norfolk Southern Railway in 1982.

The 1903 Historic Southern Railway Station, located at 300 West Depot Avenue in Downtown Knoxville, has re-opened as a special event venue and winery.

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Past Events

The Philadelphia Story

The Philadelphia Story
08:00 pm - 11/02/2017

At Historic Southern Railway Station

$15 general admission Tennessee Stage Company’s eighth Timeless Works benefit production of Philip Barry’s classic comedy, The Philadelphia Story at the Historic...

Food Truck Park & Market

Food Truck Park & Market
05:00 pm - 07/20/2017

At Historic Southern Railway Station

Knoxville's yummiest food trucks come together in one parking lot every Third Thursday! Don't forget your lawn chairs. Full bar provided by Blue Slip Winery & Bistro...

Southern Sisters Debut at The Blue Slip Winery

Southern Sisters Debut at The Blue Slip Winery
06:00 pm - 05/18/2017

At Historic Southern Railway Station

Come join us on May 18th as we debut our new food truck, Southern Sisters Mobile Cafe. Enjoy our Seafood egg rolls with a glass of wine while listen to some awesome...

Brewhibition

Brewhibition
02:00 pm - 04/29/2017

At Historic Southern Railway Station

The 3rd annual Brewhibition is Knoxville's spring craft beer festival. This prohibition themed festival takes place on April 29th, 2017 at the Historic Southern...

World Premiere: "Found Objects"

World Premiere: "Found Objects"
08:00 pm - 02/02/2017

At Historic Southern Railway Station

$15 general admission February 2-12 Thursdays – Saturdays at 8:00 PM Sunday matinees at 3:00 PM The first of two World Premieres in this year's New Play Festival!...

Wedding Experience | Open House

Wedding Experience | Open House
06:00 pm - 01/26/2017

At Historic Southern Railway Station

Local vendors are joining together to create the complete Wedding Experience at the Historic Southern Railway Station in Downtown Knoxville. If you are planning...

Blue Slip Winery presents Roger Alan Wade

Blue Slip Winery presents Roger Alan Wade
06:00 pm - 11/04/2016

At Historic Southern Railway Station

Blue Slip Winery at the Southern Railway Station presents Roger Alan Wade & The Last band with special guest Sparkle Motion. Bring everyone out to the Historic...

Fall Festival

Fall Festival
06:00 pm - 10/28/2016

At Historic Southern Railway Station

Moonwalk, Inflatable Slide, Obstacle Course, Face Painting, Fire Engine, Police Cruiser, Train Cars, and MORE! We will have funnels cakes and hot dogs by the Hill,...

Beer, Bacon, & BBQ Classic

Beer, Bacon, & BBQ Classic
06:00 pm - 07/30/2016

At Historic Southern Railway Station

Back for the 3rd year in a row - the Beer, Bacon & BBQ Classic - a "Party with a Purpose!" Catering from Dead End BBQ and a variety of beers and other tasty beverages!...

Food Truck Park & Market

Food Truck Park & Market
06:00 pm - 05/19/2016

At Historic Southern Railway Station

Food Trucks, Music, Wine, and Beer. Don't forget to bring your chairs! Free admission. We are dog friendly, however, please be mindful that this place will be packed...

Jockeys & Juleps II: A Derby Day Celebration

Jockeys & Juleps II: A Derby Day Celebration
03:00 pm - 05/07/2016

At Historic Southern Railway Station

Southern Fare and Libations! Join us for the Second Annual Rotary Club of Knoxville's Jockeys & Juleps, a Derby Fundraiser at the Southern Railway Station on Saturday,...

Farmer's Market

Farmer's Market
03:00 pm - 04/18/2016

At Historic Southern Railway Station

The Southern Railway Station will be hosting a Farmer's Market every Monday, year round! Blue Slip Winery will have wine by the glass available. For more information...

Farmer's Market Open House

Farmer's Market Open House
02:00 pm - 04/04/2016

At Historic Southern Railway Station

Vendors interested in participating in our the Southern Station Farmer's Market are invited to visit the Station to see the many benefits of selling your products...

Bride&Groom Night Out

Bride&Groom Night Out
06:30 pm - 03/10/2016

At Historic Southern Railway Station

Bride’s Night Out Brides, create a Bridal Blueprint at Bride’s Night Out! Enjoy talking with hairstylists, make-up artists, nail technicians, photographers,...

World Premiere Presentation: HOUSE RULES

World Premiere Presentation: HOUSE RULES
08:00 pm - 01/21/2016

At Historic Southern Railway Station

Thursdays – Saturdays at 8:00 PM Sunday matinees at 3:00 PM The first of two World Premieres in this year's New Play Festival! HOUSE RULES by Staci Swedeen...

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