Summerville Historic High Country

Home to one of only a few train turntables in the United States, Summerville also brings the “Steam into Summerville Railroad Days” festivities to Dowdy Park downtown, culminating with the Rattling Gourd Arts Festival. Neighboring Pennville is home to folk artist Howard Finster’s Paradise Gardens, the park that displays his outsider and visionary art.
  • Depot Events

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  • Howard Finster's Paradise Garden

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  • Finster Art

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  • Destination Dinner Downtown at the Depot

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  • Summerville Railroad Turntable

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  • Summerville Santa Special Train Excursions

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  • Sunsets at Sloppy Floyd State Park

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  • Fourth Saturday Concert Series May-September

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  • Classic Car Cruise - In

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  • Summerville's Victorian Christmas Windows

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  • Historic Summerville Depot

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  • Sloppy Floyd State Park Lake

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Home to one of only a few operating train turntables in the United States, Summerville is truly a step back in time. Steam into Summerville Railroad Days runs October - mid-November, bringing weekend festivities to the Summerville Depot area each wekend. Artisans, entertainers, and food vendors are on hand for the arrival of the TVRM Steam Engine Passenger Trains. Beginning Thanksgiving weekend, the Summerville Santa Special Christmas Trains board from the Summerville Depot, offering a magical train adventure with Santa and his elves. Ticket information can be found on the website beginning in the fall.

Campers and outdoorist may want to visit Sloppy Floyd State Park, located  just outside of the city. Those inspired by art will find world renowned folk artist Howard Finster's Paradise Garden a magical adventure.This is an attraction that folk art fans will not want to miss. Finster Fest, a celebration of folk art, Howard's art and the garden is held each year on Memorial Day weekend.

Visitor Information Center

120 Georgia Avenue
Summerville, GA 30747

Located on US Hwy 27 north of Rome and south of LaFayette

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Phone: 706-859-0900

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