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Hours, Directions, Admission

Special schedule NOTE

The museum will be closed on Wednesday, 07 Oct 2015. The museum will be open only for 2nd Thursday program (10am - 12noon) on Thurs 08 Oct 2015. Both closings are to support a private event. Regular museum hours will resume on Friday 09 Oct. Train rides will resume on Saturday 10 Oct.

Regular schedule

The museum is open Thursday - Saturday throughout the year. We're also open additional days seasonally, please see specifics below.

If you're interested in bringing a class, a scout group, a moms group or other organized group, please visit our education page for information about field trips and group tours.

Check our Events Calendar for special activities which may include events with Sunday hours.


Hours: 10:00am-5:00pm

Month Days open Full Scale (big)
Train rides
Train rides
January-February Thursday - Saturday Thursday - Saturday Out of Service
March - May Wednesday - Saturday Thur - Sat TBA
June - July Tuesday - Saturday Tues -Sat TBA
August - December Wednesday - Saturday Thur - Sat TBA
Train ride schedules vary by day, visitor volume and field trip activity.
During the summer weekday train ride occur more generally in both the morning and afternoon.
Sept - May weekday train rides occur around noon.
Saturday train schedules start around 11am with a couple of rides before lunch time and several afterlunch (and more frequent rides are offered when visitor traffic supports it).

For everyone's safety, train rides will be cancelled for extreme weather. This includes Thunderstorms, excessive wind and/or extremes of temperture (below 35 or above 90 degrees farenheit). We don't take cancelling train rides lightly however, we want to keep all our visitors and volunteers safe.

Admission Prices

Age Admission
Adults $10.00
Seniors (Ages 65+) $8.00
Children (Ages 2-12) $7.00
Children (Under 2) Free
NRHS Members (with card) Buy one, get one free
Historic Train rides $3
Park train Rides $3
Combo train Rides - One ride each train purchased together $5

There is a group discount of $2 off of regular admission per person for groups of 12 or more. Guided tours rates on the tours page already include this discount.

Train rides will be complimentary with birthday parties, hosted group tours, and certain special events.

Full Scale Train 4 foot 8.5 inch gauge

Park Train 16 inch Gauge rail



The museum is physically located at: 3595 Buford Hwy., Duluth, GA 30096.

Please do NOT send mail to this address, please use our PO box instead

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  • The museum is a rail and transportation museum hosted in a former industrial site. There is a significant amount of walking involved in visiting the museum and there is a mixture of walking surfaces. For your safety we recommend closed toe, flat, shoes and we recommend avoiding flip flops and sandals.
  • We also ask that children refrain from running at all times.
  • Please do NOT place items on the rail. The uneven surfaces can cause items you're trying to see mashed flat turn into projectiles and injure someone.
  • Please stay at least 5 feet away from the tracks when the train is moving.
  • Please do NOT venture outside the front fence. The mainline is owned and operated by Norfolk Southern Railway.

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Where to Stay

The following hotel is conveniently located to the museum and has agreed to a promotional rate for museum visitors. Please contact the hotel directly for the local negotiated rate as it's NOT in the central system.

- 5395 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. Norcross Ga, 30092

The following hotels are conveniently located to the museum.

  • Holiday Inn Select - Norcross - (770) 448-4400
  • Atlanta Marriott - Gwinnett Place - (770) 923-1775
  • Holiday Inn Express - Duluth - (770) 935-7171
  • Ramada Hotel - Duluth - (770) 476-1211
  • Wellesley Inn & Suites - Gwinnett Mall - (770) 623-6800

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Other Attractions

After your visit to the Southeastern Railway Museum, you might want to visit some of these local attractions:

  • Atlanta History Center - Museum and grounds dedicated to the history of Atlanta and the region. Has a great exhibit on railroads in Atlanta.
  • Fernbank Museum of Natural History - a good place for kids of all ages
  • Stone Mountain Park - One of Atlanta's most visited parks with fun attractions including a train ride around the mountain.
  • See Atlanta Parent Magazine (opens a new window) for other kid friendly ideas. Copies are available at the museum.
  • For general, around Georgia activites Guide to Georgia magazine (also available at the museum) carries a wide spectrum of events.

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