Sam Shortline Railroad Excursion Sumter Explorer

Event Date

Friday, November 20, 2020
9:00am - 5:30pm


Dates & times for November 2020
Friday, November 20, 2020 9:00am - 5:30pm


Georgia Veterans State Park Cordele, Georgia
2459 US-280 W
Cordele GA 31015


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The SAMShortline Excursion Train is an unmatched travel experience for you, friends and family. Georgia’s only rolling state park combines the rich history of the area and classic railroad travel with pleasure and relaxation. The vintage train cars vary in ambiance but all provide climate-controlled comfort and large windows to view the passing Southwest Georgia scenery. Two new luxury private cars have now been added to the train to provide a vantage point you’ll find nowhere else.

This trip will take you from Georgia Veterans State Park Depot to the small town of Leslie, GA were you will explore the Georgia Rural Telephone Museum. Then we will make our way to Historic Americus, Georgia to explore the beautiful downtown area, including the Windsor Hotel and Rylander Theater.

Next, you'll visit President Jimmy Carter's hometown of Plains, Georgia. Explore the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site Museum, the train depot Campaign Headquarters, The Billy Carter Service Station & Museum, shop the retail stores on Main Street and sample peanut butter treats.