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Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.2/5 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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  • It's a interesting place to visit for everyone. You don't have to be someone who loves trains. There's a lovely little cafĂ© and the museum is interesting. 
  • A good place to visit to see how important the railroad in the south used to be. Some good examples of the old steam trains and carriages, with informative displays 
  • The Georgia Railroad Museum is small, but packed with great things to see and lots of history. It is run by a foundation that is restoring historical railroad cars and engines as well as the site. The...  read more »
  • 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!
  • Lots of train memorabilia. Lots of actual trains and guides to explain the history of the work that went into maintaining the railcars. This place is huge and offers many hands on experiences. Free parking is a plus.
  • My 3 year old son loved this place. It's almost entirely outside, so don't do what we did and go on a 95F day. A nice spring or fall day would be perfect. There's 10 or so old railroad cars you can look at, and a couple you can go inside. There's also a few exhibits about steam power. Nothing too mind blowing, unless you're 3 and love trains.
  • The railroad museum is such an interesting place to visit and learn about the history if the rail system. I especially loved the old buildings and railcars that I enjoyed photographing so much !
  • A fan of trains and all things associated, but this place was just not worth it. Overpriced for the few things you could see and read about and the tour schedule all over the place. Working roundtable was cool and interesting that they maintain equipment. Go late in the day, you'll probably get in for free.
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