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Historic Western & Atlantic Railroad Tunnel

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Address: 215 Clisby Austin Rd, Tunnel Hill, GA 30755-9335
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+1 706-876-1571
09:00 - 17:00
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Nice history

This is great for those history bluffs and railroad enthusiast. We were lucky enough to have him all to ourselves so it made the tour much more personable and we could ask all the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Maria B
Orlando, Florida
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Orlando, Florida
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42 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is great for those history bluffs and railroad enthusiast. We were lucky enough to have him all to ourselves so it made the tour much more personable and we could ask all the questions we wanted. The tour doesn't last long about 25-35 mins but it is worth it.

Thank Maria B
Lawrenceville, Georgia
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63 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a small tunnel but thought that all of it was dug up manually is just unbelievable. It has a small museum too, showing railway stuff from late 1800 and early 1900. It's exhibit list is small but very historic. It's worth a visit if it's on your way.

Thank Ram_Sharma
Atlanta, Georgia
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27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

A short drive off the highway gets you a great tour of this fantastic piece of history! Paid the $10 to see both the tunnel and the house (bedroom where both John Bell Hood and William T. Sherman stayed!). Tour on the multi-passenger golf cart was conducted by a very well versed guide who was entertaining and informative. Afterwards, we... More 

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36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

This was a side trip that turned out to be very informative. Learned a lot of facts about the Civil War that I didn't know. Was so cool to be standing in the spot that those from the past stood.

Thank ClassyFreeSpirit
Summerville, Georgia
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151 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

This was a really neat place. The tour guide really knows her stuff and did a great job. You ride around on a golf cart, stopping at a few places to look around, and of course the highlight is going through the really cool Civil War era tunnel. Even my 3 yo was entertained by both the golf cart ride... More 

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Ellijay, Georgia
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Went on this tour on a chilly day. Make sure you dress for the weather and keep in mind the tunnel is quite cold. Our guide did an excellent job of informing us of the history surrounding the area. Nice small museum with interesting artifacts. Most of the tour you are in a golf cart, with very little walking so... More 

Thank cathyo212016
Newnan, Georgia
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106 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We took our three year old because he is really into trains right now. He loved it. You ride thru the tunnel on a golf cart while a guide gives you information about the tunnel. We did not go in the museum or take the tour extension. This was really cool and we will come back when he is older... More 

Thank ladysusan26
Huntsville, Alabama
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58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

My wife and I were headed to the George Disney Trail when we saw a sign about the Tunnel. We turned around on the highway and it was a good call. The Tunnel is apart of a complex with a Heritage Center and a Civil War era home. The guide that took on the tour was very knowledgeable concerning the... More 

Thank William B
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

My wife and I were staying Atlanta for a few days visiting the city and the surrounding counties. I saw an advertisement on a freeway billboard for this place while driving into Atlanta from Orlando. Being a Civil War buff, I decided a side trip was in order. Dalton is a hour and fifteen minute drive north of Atlanta. We... More 

Thank Glockconion
Atlanta, Georgia
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230 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

First, I'll state that if you (or others in your party) are train buffs or Civil War buffs, then this place would hold extra fascination. Even if you just want to get off the highway, drive ~ 3 miles, see an off-beat attraction, and take an interesting walk, this is worthwhile. Once you exit I-75 and head west, the main... More 

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