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Southeastern Railway Museum, Duluth

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4/5 based on 85+ reviews on the web
The Museum occupies a 35-acre site in Duluth, Georgia, in northeast suburban Atlanta. It is owned and operated by the Atlanta Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society and is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization for historical and educational purposes. The museum is staffed almost completely with volunteers.

In operation since 1970, SRM features about 90 items of rolling stock including historic Pullman cars and classic steam and diesel locomotives.
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  • Awesome Museum. Was surprised at how much fun this Museum was. Had many trains of all ages. Could walk in many of them. They did a great job of tying in taxis, wagons, buses of a similar era. Got ther...  read more »
  • This was a lot more than we were expecting. They have exhibitions from a large cross section of railroad history and even a 20 minute train ride. The price is extremely reasonable and the enthusiasm a...  read more »
  • We went with 2adult children and 2grand children. It was cold but everyone enjoyed the visit. The trains take you back to the past and the train ride was fun for all. 
  • Love this place! Great toddler Thursday event. My son loved the museum, trains, and train ride. I appreciate the big fan inside during the summer. Save your ticket for reduced admission on a following visit.
  • The museum is a bit old but is the only one in the metro area to have a full scale train running on the property. The train doesn't go far due to space restrictions and etc., but is definitely a place to explore.
  • Great museum and great experience with some very nice people volunteering BUT, their property is on the other side of the main railway and the only entrance and exit can be blocked for an hour and a half or more by a train and they know this and do not tell you about it. It is not their fault that a train would stop there but you should be aware that you can be stuck like we were for over an hour and a half after we wanted to leave. It was only after their closing time at 5pm approached were they motivated to discover a back entrance?? No establishment should ever have the potential of their paying customers to feel trapped and not be able to leave, especially one that caters to small children. In fact, I thought that was illegal??? They need to have this posted or mentioned before you pay or they should have a backup plan for when it is this long.
  • A large number of fascinating steam engines and rolling stock! A great collection! Unfortunately, it appears they don't have the budget to maintain these beautiful antiques. Many are being shown in an "unrestored", sad condition. Still, it's worth a visit to see these marvels of yesteryear.
  • My father worked on the B & O, and as a child was able to travel from Chicago to Washington, D.C. I always had a fascination with trains. I am almost 70 and the passion is still there!
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