Tweetsie's #12

Tweetsie Railroad’s iconic engine #12, one of the original East Tennessee/West North Carolina locomotives, celebrated its centennial in 2017.

BLOWING ROCK — The first day of the 2020 season for Tweetsie Railroad is still scheduled for Friday, April 3, the amusement park announced March 13.

"At this time, Tweetsie Railroad plans to open for its 64th season on April 3," Tweetsie stated. "The park’s leadership team continues to monitor the evolving (COVID-19) situation."

According to Tweetsie, the park will undergo "rigorous cleaning and sanitization before and after opening." Additional hand sanitizer stations will be installed throughout the park as well.

"Our employees have been instructed to follow the CDC’s best practices, including frequent hand washing, to ensure their safety as well as our guests," the park stated.

Tweetsie Railroad is currently scheduled to be open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. from April 3 until May 22, at which time the park will begin operating seven days a week.

Visitors should monitor for the most current information.

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