Upcoming Events

The Dickson Hunt

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Every Week During Museum Hours

New on-going game! You can now explore Main St. Dickson with your friends, family or co-workers. Come into the museum, pay for your team and get your clues! This scavenger hunt will take you all around Main St. and help you discover new things about Dickson you may have not known before!


Temporary Exhibit

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Enduring Tension: 

Encountering Antisemitism in Every Age

February 1, 2020 - February 29, 2020

Curated by the Museum of History and Holocaust Education. This exhibit explores the long history of anti-Jewish bias in the United States within an international context. The exhibit asks two critical questions: Must we live with hate? And if we believe that hatred must be combated, what are the best ways to do so?

Enduring Tension is generously funded by the Breman Foundation based in Atlanta, Georgia. On loan from Kennesaw State University. 


9th Annual Trailblazer Award Banquet

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Saturday, February 22nd 2020

5:30PM - 7:30PM

at The Walnut Street Church of Christ

Our 9th annual Black History Month Trailblazer Awards Banquet honors Dickson Countians who have worked for Civil Rights in the community. This banquet helps raise money for the museum and for our sister historic site Promise Land. Our keynote speaker this year will be Kenneth Forte, President and CEO of R + F Communications, inc. Tickets are $30 and are sold at the Clement Railroad Hotel Museum.

This event is generously sponsored by Tri-Star Bank. 

Brandon Van Leer Art Exhibit

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 February 12th - February 27th 2020

Brandon Van Leer is a Nashville native whose artistic talent focuses on capturing and preserving emotions, history, and personalities through portraiture. His portraits are monochromatic pieces that are created with the use of charcoal and graphite.
His most recent collection is titled Black Excellence. The collection highlights Black figures whom he has seen as inspirational role models.
Alongside portraits Brandon has stepped forth with a promising career as a Graphic Designer. He is the owner of Rezilient Media.

Welcome to the Museum

Who We Are

The Clement Railroad Hotel Museum aims to explore and celebrate the innovative leadership and values that have shaped the community and to provide educational opportunities which connect the past to the present and enhance the quality of life.


The Hotel Halbrook, home of the Clement Railroad Hotel Museum, was constructed in 1913 and is one of the few remaining examples of a railroad hotel in a small Tennessee town. It functioned as a working man's hotel until 1954. On June 9, 2009, it opened to the public once again and became officially known as the Clement Railroad Hotel Museum, the Tennessee Historical Commission's second most visited historic site. The Museum explores the history and heritage of Dickson County, the Western Highland Rim, and the State of Tennessee through exhibits and collections relating to the railroad, iron ore industry, commerce, the Civil War, settlement, and the accomplishments of Tennessee Governor Frank G. Clement. The Museum is fortunate to have many artifacts and items that once belonged to Governor Clement and his family. Museum visitors can see the rooms where the Clements lived while managing the Hotel Halbrook and view exhibits featuring Governor Clement's early years, campaigns, and accomplishments.


Here at the Clement Railroad Hotel Museum, we educate and provide events for the community, give tours throughout the museum, provide membership to visitors, offer venue rental and are a visitor center right at the heart of Dickson.

Stay in the Loop!

Any other questions, you can give us a call at 615-446-0500, email us at clementrailroadmuseum@gmail.com OR follow us on social media (links below).

The Dickson Visitors Center