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.
  • Summerville GA, Almost Paradise

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  • Summerville Renaissance Festival

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  • Howard Finster's Paradise Garden

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  • Historic County Courthouse

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  • Tourists At Couey House

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  • Summerville Santa Special Train Excursions

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  • Summerville Turntable

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  • Classic Car Cruise - In

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  • Spectators At Summerville Turntable

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  • Depot Events

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  • Concert Series May-September

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  • Overlook at Taylors Ridge

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  • Destination Dinner Downtown at the Depot

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  • Historic Summerville Depot

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  • Howard Finster's Paradise Garden

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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. Special events are held at the Summerville Depot monthly March- December. Steam into Summerville Railroad Days runs October - mid-November, bringing a variety of  festivities to the Summerville Depot area each weekend.  During December, the Summerville Santa Special Christmas Train Excursions offer a magical adventure with Santa and his elves, perfect for families, or groups.  Ticket information can be found on the web at or

Sloppy Floyd State Park, located just outside of the city, offers lodging with campsites or cabins for those looking to get away. 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 Ave.
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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