Presidential Pathways / Cordele

Historic SAM Shortline Excursion Train

105 E. 9th Ave.
Cordele, GA 31015

229-276-0755 | 877-427-2457
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SAM Shortline Excursion Train travels through southwest Georgia in air-conditioned 1949 vintage cars mixing a taste of the old rural South with today's excitement. There are fun and exciting train stops at the Georgia Veterans State Park at Lake Blackshear, the Telephone Museum, Leslie GA, Americus GA, Plains GA, and Archery (Jimmy Carter's childhood home). While in Americus, you can visit the historic Windsor Hotel, Habitat for Humanity's Global Village, or the exciting Rylander Theater.

Plains is the home of President Jimmy Carter. Enjoy walking the streets of history in hopes of catching the former president in town shopping. The last stop is at President Carter's Boyhood Farm. The farm is managed by The National Park Service, and rangers are on duty to tell the history. The train is managed by the State of Georgia's Department of Natural Resources with its main depot located at 105 East 9th Avenue in Cordele, Ga 31015.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday: 8:30AM - 4:30PM
    Tuesday: 8:30AM - 4:30PM
    Wednesday: 8:30AM - 4:30PM
    Thursday: 8:30AM - 4:30PM
    Friday: 8:30AM - 4:30PM
    Saturday: 8:30AM - 4:30PM

    Admission & Fees

    Coach - Adult $29.99 plus tax

    Coach - Child $19.99 plus tax

    Lounge Seating, Hawkins Car - all seating $49.99 plus tax

    Premium Americus Car - Adult $39.99 plus tax

    Premium Americus Car - Child $29.99 plus tax

    Facility Amenities

    Concessions, Guided Tours / Guide Available

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Handicapped Accessible (Limited)

    Group Amenities

    Group Rates Available, Group-friendly, Maximum Group Size, Minimum Group Size

    Information/Services Provided

    Train / Rail Service

    Near Interstate Highway


    Payment Options

    American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Day Out With Thomas

    Day Out With Thomas

    10/20/2017 - 10/29/2017

    For two weekends only, Thomas will visit the SAM Shortline Excursion Train at Georgia Veterans State Park in southwest Georgia. You can spend a whole day with the beloved storybook engine, Sir Topham Hatt and other friends. 1-877-427-2457.

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