Historic High Country / Tunnel Hill

Historic Western & Atlantic Railroad Tunnel & Museum

215 Clisby Austin Dr.
Tunnel Hill, GA 30755

706-876-1571 | 800-331-3258
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  • Entrance to Western & Atlantic Tunnel

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  • Western & Atlantic Railroad Tunnel circa 1850

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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 - 6:00PM
    Saturday: 9:00AM - 6:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Both Tours $10.00

    Children 4 and under FREE

    Civil War Tour $6.00

    Great Locomotive Chase Tour $6

    Group Pricing Call or see Website


    Group Discount

    Facility Amenities

    Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site

    Free Parking

    Gift Shop

    Guided Tours / Guide Available

    Maps & Brochures Available

    Parking on Site

    Public Restrooms

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information


    Handicapped Accessible

    Open Year 'Round


    Group Amenities

    Group Deposit Policy

    Group Rates Available

    Group Reservations Required


    Maximum Group Size: 120

    Minimum Group Size: 20


    Near Interstate Highway


    Payment Options




    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages