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Georgia State Railroad Museum
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Ranked #46 of 222 things to do in Savannah
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Owner description: Housed in the former Central of Georgia Railway Roundhouse and Repair Shops Complex at Savannah, the Georgia State Railroad Museum exhibits a collection of historic, restored rolling stock and interprets the history of railroading in the state of Georgia, offering guided tours, student programming, private tour & event bookings, and more!
Reviewed 31 May 2014

My husband is a huge railroad fan, so this was a must-see for us.

From my husband:
There is an operating turn table and steam engine, both of which were fun to experience. Many of the cars are in the process of being restored. Two small model train layouts (HO, n-scale) are also available for viewing.

I enjoyed the tour into some of the nicer cars. It was interesting to see what was considered fancy back then and to get some of the history. There were also a number of other buildings that housed various tools and machines used in the railroad industry. There were good placards explaining the information.

The only minor drawback was the somewhat random nature of the collection. There didn't seem to much of a theme other than trains, but we realize they're collecting whatever they can and it will take time to develop that.

HINT: While parking here is free, if you want to explore other parts of Savannah, stop by at the visitor's center across the street and pick up a parking pass. For only $6/day, you can park at any meter or public parking garage in the city. It's a steal and not widely publicized. In fact, the guy acted shock when we bought ours.

2  Thank smkozlow
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

This is a very impressive tour of the old trains that traveled the country from Georgia. The tour guides are very knowledgeable. It is obvious that they love trains and are working hard to keep this museum alive.

Thank Patty W
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

I have seen this venue evolve over the last few years into one of the top venues in Savannah. Staff is always excited to have groups and does a great job with a truly educational and fun experience!

3  Thank AB_Lula
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Reviewed 26 May 2014 via mobile

I wasn't terribly intrigued when my husband picked this attraction during our trip to Savannah; once we began navigating the easy-to-follow map (and our own sense of direction), I found the history behind these great machines to be more fascinating than I had anticipated. While we ended up being there for about an hour, we left before any of the tours began as our itinerary for the day was fairly full. I would recommend this museum to those with any interest in train cars and the historic railroad system. There was also an area for children to play. For $10, it was worth the leisurely stroll into the past.

1  Thank Emily W
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

A lot of work is being done to restore the facility. The tours of different areas of the roundhouse, passenger cars, locomotives were excellent. The ride on the turntable and back to the paint shop was great but more track is needed for a complete circle of the facility. Don't miss the model railroads.

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