On the site of the oldest and most complete antebellum railroad manufacturing and repair facilities still in tact in the U.S., including the roundhouse and turntable, built in 1859. You can inspect over half a dozen old trains and other historical displays.
Admission: $4.25 adults, $3.75 children.
The roundouse Railroad Museum preserves Savannah's railroad heritage. It is located in the former roundhouse and repair shops of the Central of Georgia railway, and features old locomotives and railcars, old buildings where equipment repair work was done, as well as a model railroad. This is not a fancy museum, but was interesting nonetheless. It is kid-friendly, and is a nice change of pace after touring historic houses.
Since our family has an interest in trains and everything about them, we couldn't visit Savannah without dropping in on the Roundhouse Railroad Museum.
Construction of this 19th century railroad complex began in 1850. The Central railroad handled freight, passengers, maintenance and manufacturing at this location.
This complex, listed as a National Historic Landmark, has been in operation since 1989 and still has thirteen of the original structures remaining today.
Visitors can see steam and diesel locomotives, rail cars, steam powered machinery, a model railroad and an operational brick smokestack that is 126 feet tall.
The museum is open 9am-5 pm daily.
UPDATED Admission is $4.25 for adults; $3.75 for military, seniors, students and former r.r. workers. It is free for children under 6 years old.
Built and opened by the Central of Georgia Railway from 1838 to 1963, the Roundhouse Railroad Museum features the oldest and most railroad repair shops in the U.S.
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