A historic railway station redesigned as a unique event space. 


Located in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee the 1903 Historic Southern Railway Station has re-opened as a special event venue, the Pelican Bistro, and the new home of Blue Slip Winery.

It's vintage charm and elegance offers two ballroom spaces, railway cars, and a stunning master staircase creates an atmosphere unlike anywhere else in Knoxville. Step back in time and see why your next event should be held at the Historic Southern Railway Station. 





Within walking distance of Gay Street and Market Square.


The Historic Southern Railway Station is located at 306 W Depot Street and is within walking distance of Knoxville's Old City District, Gay Street, and Market Square. We offer ample free parking.

Special Events Office Hours:
10:00 AM- 3:00 PM
Tours by Appointment Only

306 West Depot Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917



A historical space, re-imagined.


Along with beautiful ballrooms and train cars, the Southern Railway Station offers a bistro and winery on it's grounds. Whether you're hosting an event, or passing through for lunch, discover why the Southern Railway Station should be part of your journey. 



Blue Slip Winery

Tennessee Grown, sipped locally

Our story began in 2009 as we opened our doors and became Knoxville’s first winery and Tennessee’s first urban winery.  Our wine is made from all locally grown fruit from Tennessee growers.


Pelican Bistro

Deliciously hand crafted

A hidden gem in Knoxville, the Pelican Bistro embodies the spirit of the station with a delicately selected menu of lunch and dinner cuisine.