Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah

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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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  • We enjoyed the history of this place. It was pretty empty when we went so it was really neat having the place to ourselves to walk around and slowly take in the hidtory. Really took us back in time.  more »
  • You can wander the round house on your own. You can take the guided tour of the executive coaches. You can ask the wheel house workers questions. New equipment arrives for restoration and exhibition a...  more »
  • We had a quick visit to this railroad museum, I had planned thi specificly for my husband who works for a rail company at home. The old trains where interesting but we choose to do the museum "self gu...  more »
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  • Had a blast here over Christmas vacation! Lots of outdoor space for kiddos to run, plus the excitement of a short train ride (type of engine varies by day, check website for details). Would not recommend visiting in bad weather. Also make sure you check out the combined ticket with the children's museum. The Distillery is a great (walkable) choice for your post-visit meal
  • This gem is within walking distance of downtown. Well worth the visit and lots of exhibits to enjoy. We spent a few hours here and could have easily pent the day. They have done a wonderful job restoring old train cars and will happily show you and explain the process. A must stop for the train fan in the family.
  • Georgia State Railroad Museum is one of the great places. Staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Most of the objects have been preserved really well. Plenty of open and green spaces to roam around. There are multiple old trains and coaches to peek into the history. Highly recommend for kids, as it has great playing area. Also the tour guide explain engine mechanism so great. Fees is quite nominal with free parking. I saw group of school kids and I saw how much those kids enjoyed. I will definitely recommend it specially for kids or young family.
  • This is a great hisorical museum for young and old alike. You can see the various trains used throughout the years, go through the machine shops or take the children through the kids museum. There is a minimal charge; however, you can get a 3 day pass to the railroad museum, historical museum and the fort for around $15.
  • A wonderful old railway site with working roundhouse area. True, a lot of it has not been restored, but that also means it has not been cleaned up and made to look like something modern. Old trains and cars, some usable, some under restoration give a special look into the trains and what is needed to keep the stock rolling. I look forward to going back and being able to see the result of ongoing preservation and restoration efforts.
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