Take a Tour of the Georgia State Railroad Museum

October 10th, 2018 by

Railroad tracks running through forested area

Located in scenic Savannah, GA, the Georgia State Railroad Museum explores the area’s rich history. This antebellum railroad has interactive exhibits and even a fully functional train turntable. Learn more from Savannah Toyota today!

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Visit the Georgia State Railroad Museum

The Georgia State Railroad Museum is a fixture in Tricentennial Park, and it’s located at the Central of Georgia Railway Savannah Shops and Terminal Facilities. Find out more about this historic museum:

  • Exhibits and Attractions – While there, your family can try out a handcar or take a guided tour of the various trains at the museum. They operate a steam locomotive and diesel locomotive on different days, so check out their train schedule before you go.
  • Membership – Becoming a Coastal Heritage Society member includes access to the Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah History Museum, Old Fort Jackson, Savannah Children’s Museum, and other historic sites in Savannah, GA. You also get free train rides, a discount at the museum shop, and other member-only perks.
  • History – Originally built by the Central of Georgia Rail, Road, and Canal Company, the initial construction process lasted from 1851 to 1855. The facility performed steam locomotive repairs and maintenance while also constructing and maintaining other types of railroad cars. In 1978, the site was named a National Historic Landmark after members of the community came to its aid. It opened as a museum in 2009 with regular tours and train rides.

Georgia State Railroad Museum Wedding Venue

If you’re looking for a Savannah wedding venue, the Georgia State Railroad Museum is worth a close look. They’re able to help with tables and chairs, event setup and takedown, bar options, and they can even help you get a historic interpreter or blacksmith for your special occasion. Multiple venues within the Museum can accommodate different size weddings, but you’ll want to start booking now.

Let Savannah Toyota Be Your Guide

We’re happy to help you explore arts and culture near Savannah, GA, and when you’re ready for a bite to eat, you can check out our list of the best restaurants in Pooler, GA. For New Year’s Eve, there’s plenty of activities to enjoy near Bluffton, and we can connect you with the best bike rentals on Hilton Head Island.  Contact us today to learn more!

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