Historic Railroad Shops
601 W Harris St, Savannah, GA
Distance from hotel: 14.7 mi
Phone: (912) 651 6823
The Historic Railroad Shops complex was constructed in the mid of 19th century, is located in Savannah, Georgia. It is recognized as a National historic landmark and one of the premium illustrations of Victorian railroad architecture. Since 1989, it's being maintained as a railroad museum by the Coastal Heritage Society with an assistance of the City of Savannah.
The traditional museum has a vintage appearance of its own. The Round house structured building features the oldest portable steam engine of United States with an operating turnable. It has the exhibits of various traditional workshop buildings, out of which five are permanent. There is a collection of Diesel and Steam locomotives designed in early 1900s that are on display, most of them are equipped to be rolled out often. Additional exhibits include antique shaft driven machinery, model train layouts and the 125 foot brick smokestack all of which are a testament of the museum's uniqueness. The historic roundhouse complex is believed to be the most complete and the largest antebellum railroad facility of Southern United States.
More than 40000 people have experienced visiting the museum so far as it has become one of the most popular tourist attractions in Savannah.