Northeast Georgia Mountains / Cornelia

Cornelia's Historic Depot

102 Clarkesville St
Cornelia, GA 30531

  • Caboose

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  • Railroad Depot

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City of Cornelia's historic train depot, open Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., was first built by the Southern Railway soon after the town was founded. Burned in 1910 and replaced in 1914, this large passenger and freight station was once the home to two rail lines, The Blue Ridge & Atlantic Railroad (also known as the Tallulah Falls Railway) and The Georgia Air Line Railroad, now known as Norfolk Southern.

This depot is the symbolic and historic heart of Cornelia, and in fact the town's first boundaries were set at half-mile increments in all directions from the depot. Today, this depot serves as a railroad museum filled with relics from the days when the railroad ruled. To schedule tours or for more information call 706-778-7875.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Tuesday: 9:00AM - 3:00PM
    Wednesday: 9:00AM - 3:00PM
    Thursday: 9:00AM - 3:00PM
    Friday: 9:00AM - 3:00PM

    Facility Amenities

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Free Admission

    Group Amenities


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


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    Cornelia Apple Blossom BBQ Festival

    04/15/2016 - 04/16/2016

    When we say you can smell our butts for miles, we aren't being rude! Professional and amateur BBQ teams will be cooking to compete for big prize money and the bragging rights as the best BBQ cook in town.

    The professional contest is a Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned event, proclaimed by the Governor to be a state championship. The winners qualify for the American Royal Championship and Jack Daniel's Invitational. See what it takes to be a champion BBQ cook. Our contest will fea... read more