Historic High Country / Tunnel Hill

Historic Western & Atlantic Railroad Tunnel & Museum

215 Clisby Austin Rd.
Tunnel Hill, GA 30755

706-876-1571 | 800-331-3258
  • Western & Atlantic Railroad Tunnel circa 1850

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  • Tunnel Museum and Visitor Center

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  • Entrance to Western & Atlantic Tunnel

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  • Clisby Austin House circa 1848

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  • Gift Shop

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  • Museum Exhibits

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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 - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Adults $10.00

    Children 4-12 $6

    Group Pricing Call or see Website

    Seniors over 55 & Kids over 12 $8


    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

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Handicapped Accessible, Pets Accepted

    Group Amenities

    Group Deposit Policy, Group Rates Available, Group Reservations Required , Group-friendly, Maximum Group Size, Minimum Group Size, Motorcoach-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway


    Payment Options

    Discover, Mastercard, Visa

    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages