Historic Western & Atlantic Railroad Tunnel & Museum


215 Clisby Austin Dr.
Tunnel Hill GA 30755


  • Civil War Tour: $6.00
  • Children 4 and under: $0.00
  • Both Tours: $10.00
  • Group Pricing: $Call or see Website
  • Great Locomotive Chase Tour: $6

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 - 6:00pm
  • Saturday : 9:00am - 6:00pm


Western & Atlantic Railroad Tunnel circa 1850
Old Wood Bridge
General Hood
General Sherman Returns
Ride through History
Clisby Austin House
Tunnel Hill Civil War Reenactment
Explore the 1850's Railroad Tunnel

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.

Facility Amenities
  • Free Parking
  • Parking on Site
  • Gift Shop
  • Public Restrooms
  • Self-guided Tours
  • Maps & Brochures Available
Near Interstate Highway
  • 75
Payment Options
  • MasterCard
  • Discover
  • Visa
Special Tags
  • Civil War Site
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
Group Amenities
  • Group Rates Available
  • Group-Friendly
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Open Year 'Round
  • Pet-Friendly