Western & Atlantic Railroad Tunnel and Museum
Tunnel Hill, GA 30755
706-876-1571 | 800-331-3258
Walk through 1,477 feet of railroad and Civil War history at the Western and Atlantic Tunnel, completed in 1850. It was the first major railroad tunnel in the South, the final link in the first railroad tunnel through the Appalachian Mountains, and witness to the 1862 Great Locomotive Chase.
Take a guided tour, see original drill marks made during the making of the tunnel, and see where the Civil War's Great Locomotive Chase came through in 1862. Your tour includes the Tunnel, Visitor Center and Museum, and the 1848 Clisby Austin House that served as General Sherman's headquarters May 7-13, 1864.
The Battle of Tunnel Hill Civil War Reenactment takes place each September, the weekend after Labor Day.
Info & Amenities
Hours of Operation
Monday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Admission & Fees
Chilren and Seniors $5.00
Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site, Free Parking, Gift Shop, Guided Tours / Guide Available, Maps & Brochures Available, Parking on Site, Public Restrooms
Family-friendly, Handicapped Accessible, Pets Accepted
Group Deposit Policy, Group Rates Available, Group Reservations Required , Group-friendly, Maximum Group Size, Minimum Group Size, Motorcoach-friendly
Near Interstate Highway
Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Civil War Site
Suitable for Ages
Battle of Tunnel Hill Civil War Reenactment - Civil War 150th Commemorative Event
09/06/2014 - 09/07/2014
The Battle of Tunnel Hill Civil War Reenactment presents living history and battle action during this annual event held the weekend after Labor Day. Set on the historic grounds of the Clisby Austin House and adjacent to the Western and Atlantic Railroad Tunnel, the weekend brings to life the significant era of history during the War Between the States.
Visitors can walk through the period encampments, talk with reenactors, shop in the sutler tents, and be eyewitness to the gun fire, ca...read more