Hours of Operation
The museum is open Thursday – Saturday throughout the year. We’re also open additional days seasonally, so check with us on this page for special operating hours and announcements.
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|Month||Days open||Full Scale (big) Train Operates||Minature Train Operates|
|Jan - Feb||Thur - Sat||Thur - Sat||TBD|
|Mar - May||Wed - Sat||Thur - Sat||TBD|
|June - July||Tue - Sat||Tue - Sat - 10:40; 11:30; noon; 2:30; 3:10||Tue - Sat ** TBD|
|Aug - Dec||Wed - Sat||Thur - Sat||Thur - Sat|
- Please NOTE: You must purchase museum admission to ride the train(s). Train ride prices are in addition to museum admission.
- PLEASE NOTE: Miniature (park) train schedules are extremely fluid as we ramp back up to full operation and get crews re-certified.
- Train rides are subject to volunteer crews, and antique equipment availability.
- Trains marked optional on the schedule board (and generally not shown above) will operate only if visitor volumes support it.
- Trains marked “Party” on the schedule board at the ticket office operate only on days with birthday parties scheduled and Party participants will have priority boarding.
- During week days the 11:30 and noon trains will have priority boarding for filed trip participants. These will be identified on the schedule board at the ticket office as well. Additional “extra” trains will be scheduled to accommodate anticipated visitor activity and we appreciate your patience.
- Train ride schedules vary by day, visitor volume and field trip activity.
- For everyone’s safety, train rides will be cancelled for extreme weather. This includes thunderstorms, excessive wind, and/or extremes of temperature (below 35 or above 90 degrees Fahrenheit). We don’t take cancelling train rides lightly; however, we want to keep all our visitors and volunteers safe.
|Seniors (age 65 and up)||$8|
|Children (ages 2-12)||$7|
|NRHS Members||buy on - get on admission free|
|Historic (big) train rides||$3|
|Minature (park size) train rides||$3|
|Combo train rides (one ride on each train)||$5|
- There is a group discount of $2 off of regular admission per person for groups of 12 or more.
- Train rides will be complimentary with birthday parties, guided group tours, and certain special events.
- The museum participates (and extends the benefits year round) in the Blue Stars Museum program offering free admission to military members and their dependents. This free admission program is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card, which includes active duty U.S. military – Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, as well as activated members of the National Guard and Reserve, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps – and up to five family members.
- The museum extends the Blue Star program benefits to first responders with appropriate identification.
- For tour pricing, see the education page. Guided tour rates include the group discount.
The museum is physically located at:
3595 Buford Hwy.
Duluth, GA 30096
Please do NOT send mail to this address, please visit our contact page for more information.
GPS Coordinates: N33.986723 & W084.154352
Safety During Your Visit
We want to ensure that your visit is safe as well as memorable. Please keep the following in mind as you enjoy your visit:
- 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.
- 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.
After your visit to the Southeastern Railway Museum, you might want to visit some of these local attractions:
- Fernbank Museum of Natural History – a good place for kids of all ages
- Atlanta History Center – Museum and grounds dedicated to the history of Atlanta and the region. Has a great exhibit on railroads in Atlanta.
- Stone Mountain Park – One of Atlanta’s most visited parks with fun attractions including a train ride around the mountain.
- See Atlanta Parent Magazine for other kid friendly ideas. Copies are available at the museum.
- For general, around Georgia activities Guide to Georgia magazine (also available at the museum) carries a wide spectrum of events.