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
"Dining car Coordinator"

Eileen Sachsenmaier


Phone Cell :863-443-0864
 Home :863– 453 -6876


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. 




MENU Offerings


Your Group should choose one item from A B C & D group.



Bean Soup
Potato Cup of Soup
Tomato Basil Soup
Baked Potato Soup
Zuppa Tuscan Soup
Chicken Noodle Soup



Garden Salad
Pasta or Potato Salad
 Cranberry Jell-O Salad
Frozen or Hot Curried Fruit
 Fruit Cup



Chicken Salad on a bed of Lettuce
Ham or Turkey
Hot Chicken Casserole
Quiche [Any Variety]
Shepherd’s Pie
Chicken Crepes
Chicken Ala King



Mini Dark Chocolate Bundt Cake W/ Raspberry sauce
Lemon Daffodil Dessert
Fruit Cobbler ala mode
Peach, Apple, Berry.
Strawberry Shortcake
(in season)
Ice Cream

Beverages are included with meal

Coffee: Regular and Decaffeinated
Tea: Hot—Iced  &  Water



We need to be aware of any food allergies upon confirmation of your reservations. Everyone will be   eating the same foods and we cannot be responsible      for any reactions.

The Silver Palm Dining Car is in full compliance with the Florida Department of Health Regulations.  Our volunteers that staff the events have completed the required course hours for safe food handling to the public.






The luncheon is $15.00 per person and includes a museum tour conducted by one of our volunteers with a group photo and greeting the Amtrak train.




Group size can vary from 12 to 30 people.  Two weeks’ notice is required in making reservations. 
All groups will meet in the museum and be escorted to the dining car by a museum volunteer. 


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




A final count is required 7 days prior to the event.        The deadline for the number of people in your group is 7 days before the luncheon.  Each luncheon is prepared specifically for YOUR  group. 
NO additions or cancelations EXCEPTED after the final count day.

No shows will be charged $15.00 per person.



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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