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Georgia State Railroad Museum

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Address: 655 Louisville Road, Savannah, GA 31401
Phone Number: 912.651.6823
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Housed in the former Central of Georgia Railway Roundhouse and Repair...
Housed in the former Central of Georgia Railway Roundhouse and Repair Shops Complex at Savannah, the Georgia State Railroad Museum exhibits a collection of historic, restored rolling stock and interprets the history of railroading in the state of Georgia, offering guided tours, student programming, private tour & event bookings, and more!
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I'm a RR junkie and this is one of the best small museums I've been to. It has several walk through exhibits as well as a round house. Great exhibits around the maintenance... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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Indianapolis
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285 attraction reviews
368 helpful votes 368 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I'm a RR junkie and this is one of the best small museums I've been to. It has several walk through exhibits as well as a round house. Great exhibits around the maintenance area. Buy a combo ticket with the Savannah History Museum across the parking lot and get a deal on both.

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Savannah area, GA
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82 reviews 82 reviews
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Most interesting to me were the roundhouse, half of which still stands and is full of cars that we could see and some to visit, and the blacksmith shop. On the day we were there, Super Museum Sunday, they had blacksmiths working and talking to us. In addition, they were running short train rides and letting people work the hand... More 

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Carnation, Washington
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126 reviews 126 reviews
18 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This is a museum in progress. It is evolving with major plans for the coming years. It has a fair collection of GCR and other southern railroad equipment. It is a pleasure to see a historical society working so hard to preserve early railroad equipment and stories in the Georgia area. I had no idea that the Georgia Central was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

A little disappointed that the scheduled tours finished before the set time. Arrived for the tour according to the schedule and they were basically finished.

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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106 reviews 106 reviews
58 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This was the second museum we chose to visit with the combination ticket. You'll be handed a schedule listing guided tour/lecture times, read it, otherwise you won't see the interiors of some train cars. Probably spent two or more hours here, did the interiors of several train cars, lecture and demonstrations in several areas - forgot the guides name but... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Very nice museum, that you can tell the staff take pride in trying to restore. Had a lot of cars and engines that still need to be restored. Docents were knowledgeable and helpful. Had lots of scheduled events. Would recommend for family and those interested in trains. Would recommend that you might want to purchase tickets as a package with... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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41 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

One of the best railway museums ever! Lots of historic trains and free tours for you to join. The tours have different topics so you can learn lots of different things about trains. Lots of railway buildings to explore, and it is so great to see these places being preserved. The tour guide was FANTASTIC and hilarious! A nice place... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

Awesome history of the Georgia railroad. We were happy catch the toss if the locomotives, executive cars, and the rail yard buildings, as well as a steam power demonstration and a ride on a hand car. Our guide, Jen, was super knowledgeable and enthusiastic. It was great to learn about the trains, the history of the railroad and the restoration... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

My family and I were in Savannah today, which happens to be Christmas Eve. We stopped by the railroad museum about 11AM for a visit, only to find that the facility was locked up tight. There was no notice on the website that the museum would be closed that day (it says that they are not open on Christmas, but... More 

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Roatan Island
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

If you love trains as much as we do, you must go to this Museum. It was an eye opening to see so many locomotives, the turn table, the model trains and all the cabooses that they are working on. There is also an area for children. On top of it all, looking at the steam engines will transport you... More 

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