Western & Atlantic Railroad Tunnel

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215 Clisby Austin Dr, Tunnel Hill, GA 30755 215 Clisby Austin Dr, Tunnel Hill Directions
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Report | a month ago
Enjoyed the history & tour! Our tour guide was very informative & a super nice man!
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It's a nice little place to visit & the guide was very nice & knowledgeable!
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Great educational day trip
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It was a nice day adventure!!
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Nice bit of Georgia history
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Report | 6 months ago
arrive at visitor center as early as possible on weekends - first come, first served on the 40 minute tour
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Report | 6 months ago
This is a great visit - whether or not you are into the Civil War - the construction of the tunnel is interesting enough on it's own to merit the visit.
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Great place...
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Report | 7 months ago
Hub was a great tour guide. We had a wonderful time and learned a lot. Diane & Jeff Wheeler
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Please note that although the webpage states 12 and under free it is ONLY for the Re-enactment. It is a small local run tour. Very nice though. Enjoyed it. They are going to upgrade as well. Maybe will visit again once upgrades are completed. Think the re-enactment would be nice.
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In 1848, railway workers embarked on a project to open up trade between the Midwest and East Coast by digging a 1,477-foot tunnel through the base of the Chetoogeta Mountain. Around them, the town of Tunnel Hill sprouted up, as well as Clisby Austin's antebellum-style home, which would go on to serve as a hospital and the headquarters of William Sherman during the Civil War. Train cars eventually outgrew the tunnel, leading to the construction of a larger, parallel tunnel and the retirement of the Western & Atlantic Railroad Tunnel in 1928.

Today, visitors can take a step back in time by walking though the restored tunnel's stone arches or gleaning factual tidbits at the Heritage Center Museum. Civil War reenactments bring the grassy fields to life, as the Federals and Confederates engage in battle and hoop-skirted civilians struggle to stitch up the field's time-space wormhole.

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