Historic SAM Shortline Railroad


105 E. Ninth Ave.
Cordele GA 31015


  • Coach - Adult: $37.99
  • Coach - Child: $27.99
  • Premium Americus Car - Adult: $47.99
  • Premium Americus Car - Child: $37.99
  • Lounge Seating, Hawkins Car - all seating: $57.99
  • Coach - Seniors 62+ and Active/Retired Military: $34.99

Hours of Operation

  • Monday : 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday : 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday : 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday : 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Friday : 8:30am - 5:00pm
SAM Shortline Excursion Train
SAM Shortline Excursion Train logo

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.

Near Interstate Highway
  • 75
Payment Options
  • American Express
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Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
Group Amenities
  • Group Rates Available
  • Group-Friendly
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
  • Partially Accessible
Facility Amenities
  • Concessions