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Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah
(4.3/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web)
The repair shops complex that houses Georgia State Railroad Museum is recognized as the largest collection of Antebellum railroad structures in the United States. The historic railroad structures at the Georgia State Railroad Museum site include a partial Roundhouse with operating turntable, partial Machine Shop, Tender Frame Shop, Blacksmith Shop, Boiler House, Storehouse & Print Shop, Lumber and Planing Sheds, Coach and Paint Shops, and a partial Carpentry Shop which now houses Savannah Children's Museum. Many of these structures are open for visitors to explore.
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  • I'm visiting Savannah, but if I lived here I would do volunteer work at the RR museum. Very limited collection, sadly lacking information about display items. Every piece should have a placard at the ...  more »
  • I took my parents to this museum, as my dad is a railroad buff. It's something you can knock out in a few hours. They do offer free tours/demonstrations throughout the day at different exhibits and th...  more »
  • The old engines and other assorted rolling stock are truly amazing. They have engines from the 1800's forward. The museum is located in a rail center complete with a massive turntable. The Children's ...  more »
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  • If you want to see huge old school trains than this is your place! One of the largest I've seen! I loved this place! Only 2 bathrooms so locate them early!
  • I highly enjoyed all the old railcars that you can examine both inside and outside! You get to see everything from the engine to the inside seating area! I was a little too early, and had someplace to go later in the day, but I unfortunately did not get to go on the tours that were available. I also went when it was raining, and since most of the museum is outdoors, I would suggest at least bringing an umbrella if it is forecasted to rain (I did not have one and I got soaked). But regardless, it was a fun museum! I live that the $10 entrance fee is useable for 3 days after the date of purchase; so if you're in Savannah for more than a day, you can contribute to drop by. They also have free parking, and it's right by the Savannah visitor center where there are other museums, gift shops, and trolleys!
  • The Railroad Museum is a fantastic wedding venue! It’s not the cheapest but the rustic look of the setting means that you can keep your decorations minimal because this place is beautiful as is. Working with Natalie at the Railroad Museum was great and she was always super quick to respond to any requests we had. All of our guests commented on what a great venue this was for a wedding!
  • Kids had a great time here as did the adults. Enjoyed the train ride, history lesson, and items on display. Stopped here based on a search of things to do in the area with kids and it did not disappoint.
  • Honestly I work there and what I enjoy about the site in general is that we have one of the very few running steam locomotives left in the United States. We actually do train rides of our site with it. Plan your days though because we switch to the diesel locomotive while the steam one is under maintenance.