Wed: 10 AM to 3 PM
Thu: 10 AM to 3 PM
Fri: 10 AM to 3 PM
3 North Museum Ave - Avon Park, FL 33825

Dining On the Silver Palm Dining Car



 Now is the Time  !!!! 


TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS to join us in our California Zephyr Silver Palm Dining car for a nostalgic dining experience.                                               

First, you and your group will gather in the museum for a guided tour of Avon Park's History. After the tour your "Tour Guide” will escort you into the dining car where you will be seated for a wonderful dining experience. 


While dining, don't be surprised if an AMTRAK or a CSX freight train rumbles by your window,blowing it's whistle You'll feel like you are once again "enroute" to somewhere.  



  All Aboard !


To make your reservations for luncheons or other dining car events, please contact our

Eileen Sachsenmaier


Phone Cell :863-443-0864

She will answer your questions help you arrange the date, the time and your menu selections.

Let her know of any special needs such as vegetarian, sugar free, and any allergies, etc. …  

Dining car is for lunch only. Other agenda, meetings, gift exchange and your personal programs MUST be done in the museum.  Please let us know of your agenda when booking your luncheon. 



21 February 2019

Dining on the Rails


Dining Car High Tea. Ladies Only. Open to Public

Sold Out


14 March 2019

Dining on the Rails

Dining Car Luncheon St. Patrick's Day Open to Public

Tentative Menu: Corned Beef & Cabbage


18 April 2019

Dining on the Rails

Dining Car Easter Luncheon open to the Public

Menu will be available in March 2019




Advanced tickets required. Only 24 tickets will be available for each luncheon and will be on sale at the museum 1 (one) month prior to event.  All luncheons will begin with a tour of the museum at 11:15 and lunch served at 12:00 in the dining car. Lunch will be $20.00 per person and High Tea $25.00 per person. The menus are all set and everyone will be eating the same thing. No substitutions. Menus are subject to change before tickets go on sale. All proceeds will go to replacing the windows on the dining car. 

For additional information on these special public luncheons call: Eileen 863-443-0864




Access handicap ramp is available to the dining car.


Arrangements can be made for other special occasions:
Reunions, showers, birthdays, and anniversaries.






































Ready & Waiting For Your Visit

This is the general set up for dining car awaiting arrival of guests. In addition the car is decorated during appropriate seasons.

Event Volunteer Staff

This group of Silver Palm Dining Car attendants were the hosts in October 2013 for the 92nd birthday party for Margaret Searcy of Wauchula. L to R - Beth Jahna, Dana Christenson, Bess Stallings, Thetis Casey, Elaine Levey and Jim Deal.

Event Volunteer Staff

L-R   Eden Dickerson, Grace Hudson, Eileen Sachsenmaier, Thetis Casey, Judy Laycock, Jim Deal, Elaine Levey, Carlos DeLorea, Brandon Vargas and Eduardo Hernandez.

Students Onboard Dining Car

Snack time for Cornerstone Academy students on board the Silver Palm Dining Car.

Jim & Thetis Working the Crowd

Jim Deal and Thetis Casey enjoying a fun moment serving guests on the Silver Palm.

Christmas Party on the Silver Palm

Gifts of giving on board the Silver Palm Dining Car.

Young and Old Boarding Silver Palm

All ages enjoy boarding the Silver Palm Dining Car.

Judy & Thetis Serving
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