Tunnel Hill, Georgia: Western Atlantic Railroad Tunnel and Museum

Opened 1850, abandoned 1928, restored and opened to the public in 2000. 1,500 feet of claustrophobia, which you can ride thru on a tram.
Address:
215 Clisby Austin Drive, Tunnel Hill, GA
Directions:
I-75 exit 345. Drive south on US Hwy 41 for four miles. Turn left onto Oak St., then bear right onto Clisby Austin Drive. You'll see the museum and parking lot on the left.
Hours:
M-Sa 9-5. Su closed. (Call to verify)
Phone:
706-876-1571
Admission:
Adults $6.
RA Rates:
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Western Atlantic Railroad Tunnel and Museum

It was built so fast [in less than two years]. And "The General" locomotive chase passed through it.

[Laydon, 09/17/2016]

Ride a tram through the 1,500-foot-long tunnel, which is narrow and not for the claustrophobic. It was abandoned in 1928, then restored and opened to the public in 2000. Also here: the grave of rebel General Hood's leg.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Atomic Mouse of GeorgiaAtomic Mouse of Georgia, Ringgold, GA - 4 mi.
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Where The General Was CaughtWhere The General Was Caught, Ringgold, GA - 8 mi.
In the region:
Muffler Man - Mr. Hobby, Blue Ridge, GA - 40 mi.

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