“Shine and Dine” on the railway! We cordially invite you to hop on board The
Carolina Shine, GSMR’s All-Adult First Class Moonshine Car! We will be proudly
serving handcrafted, triple-distilled, craft moonshine. Some of the smoothest
tasting moonshine in the Carolinas!
Offered on the Nantahala Gorge
, this shine and dine experience begins in a renovated First
Class train fleet car, The Carolina Shine. The interior features copper
lined walls filled with the history of moonshining in North Carolina. Learn
about the proud tradition that the Appalachians established when bootlegging
was an acceptable way of life, and local home brews were the best in town.
Read about Swain County’s very own Major Redmond, the most famous mountain
moonshine outlaw of the 19th century.
Once your appetite for knowledge is satisfied, enjoy sample tastings of
flavors like Apple Pie, Blackberry, Blueberry, Cherry, Peach, and Strawberry
moonshine. If the samples are not enough, there will be plenty of Moonshine
infused cocktails like Copper Cola or Moonshiner’s Mimosa available for
purchase. GSMR is excited to feature multiple craft NC based distilleries to
serve our guests only the best! Each jar is handcrafted and authentically
infused with real fruit, the way moonshine was meant to be made.
Passengers will also enjoy a full service All-Adult First Class ride with an
attendant and our popular Cajun seasoned Pulled Pork BBQ with Sweet Baby Ray’s
sauce cooked in our special spices and slow roasted to perfection! During the
month of October, 9am departures will feature the option of a delicious Cheesy
Shrimp & Grits or Cheesy Ham Hash Brown Casserole while 2pm departures
will be served the popular BBQ meal.
|$119.00 ($124.00 October)
|$129.00 ($134.00 October)
|Adult (21+ Only)
How to Purchase
You can purchase your tickets online
or call our reservations department at (800) 872-4681. Or, you can purchase
your tickets the day of in the Bryson City Depot. No matter how you purchase
tickets, they’ll be emailed to you.
Where To Go
All departures are from the Bryson City Depot in Bryson City, NC.
Entrance to the parking lot is located at:
45 Mitchell St
Bryson City, NC 28713
Plan on arriving at least 1 hour prior to your departure.
Ticket fares subject to 7% Historic
Preservation Fee. Schedules, fares, motive power, equipment, seat selection,
and meals are subject to change without notice. We guarantee the class of
service you select. You will be notified if a change in schedule or motive
power affects your reservation. Payment in full at booking by major credit
card is required to finalize a reservation. You may cancel your reservation in
full or in part and receive a refund less a $14.00 fee per adult ticket and
$7.00 fee per child ticket as late as 5 days before departure, except The Polar Express Train Ride; The Polar Express Train Ride is as late as 60 days before departure. Within 5 days of the departure, or 60 days in the case of the Polar Express Train Ride, the reservation becomes nonrefundable. You may
reschedule any time prior to your originally scheduled departure with a $7.00
fee per ticket for another date within the same calendar year. You may not
reschedule a reservation after the scheduled departure.