Georgia tourist railroads you must visit include multiple heritage centers to a historic village with a steam train to ride on and everything in between in the Peach State. Here’s our list of must-see tourist railroads, museums, and displays — for almost every region in Georgia.
Georgia Museum of Agriculture & Historic Village
On the 95-acre site, you can tour and explore 35 buildings from the state’s past, including a railroad depot, sawmill, and steam-powered woodworking shop. Costumed interpreters explain the lifestyle and history found in the late 19th century. On Saturdays and during special events, you can ride aboard a narrow gauge steam train that takes you around the site. The Agriculture Center contains exhibits related to Georgia’s farming history. The site is open from Tuesday through Saturday year-round.
Location: 1392 Whiddon Mill Road, Tifton
Okefenokee Heritage Center
This regional art and history museum displays Old Nine, a restored 1912 Baldwin 2-8-2 steam locomotive. The rail exhibit also includes a baggage car, an REA Express car, a passenger coach, a caboose, and an early Waycross depot that describes regional rail history. Music fans may be interested in the exhibit of Waycross native Gram Parsons. It is open from Tuesday through Saturday year-round but closed on major holidays.
Location: 1460 North Augusta Avenue, Waycross
Thronateeska Heritage Center
The Thronateeska Heritage Center contains several historic railroad structures including an original 1857 freight depot and Railway Express Agency building, and its history museum is located in the 1912 Union Depot. Its transportation annex displays a variety of railcars and Georgia Northern Railway steam locomotive No. 107. The complex also includes a planetarium and science center. It is open from Thursday through Saturday.
Location: 100 West Roosevelt Avenue, Albany
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