Georgia State Railroad Museum Savannah
Where are we going today?
Georgia State Railroad Museum previously the Roundhouse Railroad Museum showcases the world's largest and most complete extant antebellum railroad repair facility, guided tours, train rides and related craft demonstrations: a treat for train lovers of all ages.
Watch the turntable in action, try a handcart and see behind the scenes into vintage rail.
How much does it cost?
- Free Under: 18 months.
When can we go?
Timetables operating February through December.
CLOSED on New Year's Day, the day of the Savannah St. Patrick's Day parade, Thanksgiving Day, Christ
Student programming available..
The nearest restaurant is the Whistlestop Café, located across the street from the museum. There are picnic facilities available at the museum should you choose to bring a lunch. Bottled water and soda, as well as snacks and candy, are available for purchase in the gift shop..
Any Top Tips?
Bring a camera..
What people are saying?
by Keri-Lyn Krafthefer
We absolutely loved this museum. We were on a hop on/hop off tour of Savannah, and our 6-year old son wanted to hop off here. We hopped off to humor him, but it ended up being the highlight of our day in Savannah for all of us. First, the staff is so passionate about trains and the restoration work they are doing, you can't help but get excited about trains - even though I previously had no real interest in them. Our "tour guide," Bill, was a former journalist who now volunteers at the Museum. He is extremely knowledgeable about both trains...Read More
by Cheryl DeBusk
(This visit was with 2 adults, so rating may change if children were involved.) For an adult, the best part was a short video that showed before and after pictures of the buildings. For $10 a person, I personally don't think the price was worth it. However, the "ghost" stairs was really interesting.
by Chad Carroll
The best for little kids who are into trains. My 3 year old son loved it. Plenty to do for kids 3 and up. I suggest getting there around 10. Take the 10:30 executive car tour, then the 11 am train ride walk around visit the children's museum. Half a day gone and kid ready for nap.
by Gene Bowker
Had a great visit to the museum on my trip to Savannah.
The shop complex is really interesting and I really enjoyed the "Executive Car" tour where we got to tour a couple of the private office cars in their collection.
Even though the weather was hot it was still a great time.
by Tommy Walker
it was great
by Keri-Lyn Krafthefer
We absolutely loved this museum. We were on a hop on/hop off tour of Savannah, and our 6-year old son wanted to hop off here. We hopped off to humor him, but it ended up being the highlight of our day in Savannah for all of us. First, the staff is so passionate about trains and the restoration work they are doing, you can't help but get excited about trains - even though I previously had no real interest in them. Our "tour guide," Bill, was a former journalist who now volunteers at the Museum. He is extremely knowledgeable about both trains and this history of the roundhouse. He gave a handcar demonstration, and all who wanted to could operate the handcar for a ride. Then we went on a steam engine ride - short but informative, and they demonstrated how the roundhouse worked while we were on the train, so we were on the train as it moved, which the children liked. Then, Bill gave us a tour of the locomotives and showed us the restoration work that they are undertaking. So many people stayed on the tour that they decided to also give us a tour of the Executive Cars, even though there was not a tour scheduled while we were there. The best things about this museum is that a) it is very much a "hands on" museum - the staff removed the "do not climb on this" signs so that we could explore the train cars - and they made everything accessible - not off limits, although obviously they pointed out where we needed to exercise caution and b) the staff is wonderful and Bill, in particular, had such a passion and excitement for sharing his knowledge that his enthusiasm for trains and history was contagious. We ended up staying at this site for 3 1/2 hours - far longer than we thought we would. There is also a children's museum there, but it closed by the time we were done with the railroad museum. For us, this was definitely worth the stop, and we hope that they succeed in their continued restoration efforts.