Northeast Georgia Mountains / Rabun Gap

Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School Tallulah Falls Railroad Museum

Hwy 441 N
Rabun Gap, GA 30568

706-746-7467


Built by students of the Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School, the museum celebrates the former Tallulah Falls Railway which once ran through Rabun Gap.  Exhibits include not only TFR railroad artifacts and photographs but also a full-size two-foot gauge locomotive, passenger car, flat car, caboose and tracks constructed by the students under the direction of industrial technology teacher and railroad and train enthusiast Dess Oliver.  

With a history that traces back to 1854, the Tallulah Falls Railroad was created by the Georgia General Assembly to establish a rail line from Athens to North Georgia.  The line reached the town of Clayton in 1898 and nine years later arrived in Franklin, NC.  Passenger service ceased in 1946 and although efforts were made to save it, railroad traffic was terminated in 1961.  

The Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School Tallulah Falls Railroad is nestled between the campus of Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School and the Dillard House on Highway 441 North in Rabun Gap, GA.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    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

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking, Parking on Site, Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Free Admission , Open Year 'Round, Pets Accepted

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages