We Love Trains at the Southeastern Railway Museum

Ride in restored cabooses behind restored antique diesel locomotives, stand next to the massive driving wheels of the locomotive that once pulled passenger trains to Key West on the railroad that went to sea, tour the business car that helped bring the Olympics to Atlanta, pose on the platform of the private car once used by President Warren G. Harding, and see just how green Southern Railway green can be as you walk the length of the diesel-electric locomotive that ran the point on the last Crescent before AMTRAK assumed control of the famous train.

 

The museum is open Thursday - Saturday throughout the year. We're also open Monday and Wednesday during the summer and selected Sundays. Check our Events Calendar for special activities including events with Sunday hours for detailed dates. In addition, we also offer tours.

Safety

  • The museum is a rail and transportation museum hosted in a former industrial site. There is a significant amount of walking involved in visiting the museum and there is a mixture of walking surfaces. For your safety we recommend closed toe, flat shoes and we recommend avoiding flip flops and sandals. For special events/occasions that are dress shoe appropriate we suggest heels that are atleast one inch square and request that you NOT wear spike heels both for your safety and the museum's .
  • We also ask that children refrain from running at all times.
  • Please do NOT place items on the rail. The uneven surfaces can cause items you're trying to see mashed flat turn into projectiles and injure someone.
  • Please stay at least 5 feet away from the tracks when the train is moving.
  • Please do NOT venture outside the front fence. The mainline is owned and operated by Norfolk Southern Railway.

 

 

Hours:  10am-5pm

 

MonthDays openFull Scale (big)
Train rides
Park
Train rides
Jan-Feb Thursday, Friday & Saturday Saturdays only Sat Only
Mar - Apr Thursday, Friday & Saturday Thur and Sat Saturdays only
May Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday Thur and Sat Saturdays only
Jun - Jul Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday Wed - Sat Saturdays only
Aug Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday Thur and Sat Saturdays only
Sept-Nov Thursday, Friday & Saturday Thur and Sat Sat Only
December Thursday, Friday & Saturday Sat Only Sat Only


Admission Prices

AgeAdmission
Adults $8.00
Seniors (Ages 65+) $6.00
Children (Ages 2-12) $5.00
Children (Under 2) Free
Caboose Train Ride $3
Park Train Ride $2
NRHS Members
(with card)
Buy one, get one free

 

There is a group discount of $2 off of regular admission per person for groups of 12 or more. Guided tours rates on the tours page already include this discount.

Park train rides are available subject to the weather, equipment and staff availability. As the park train rider is totally exposed, generally speaking the park train rides will not operate if the temperature is not expected to be above 40 degrees F, in the rain, high winds or approaching storms and will not operate if the sidewalks and loading platforms are icy.

Full Scale (big) train rides are available subject to the weather, equipment and staff availability. Generally speaking, the big train ride will not operate if the temperature is not expected to be above 35 degrees F and will not operate if the sidewalks and loading platforms are icy. Full Scale train rides operate with either a pair of cabooses or a retired passenger car depending on the weather.

Train rides will be complimentary with birthday parties, hosted group tours, certain special events. Based on scheduled activities in this category, train rides may operate days in addition to the schedule above.

 

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