Railroad Tour for Two, Four, or Six at Western & Atlantic Railroad Tunnel (Up to 55% Off)

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Visitors learn about local history and explore a 1,477-foot railroad tunnel that goes through Chetoogeta Mountain

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Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Subject to weather. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Reenactment is not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Western & Atlantic Railroad Tunnel - West Whitfield: Railroad Tour for Two, Four, or Six at Western & Atlantic Railroad Tunnel (Up to 55% Off)

To be considered a historical landmark, buildings must be at least 50 years old and contain at least one Founding Father's skeleton. Feel history in your bones with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $7 for railroad-tour admission for two adults age 13 or older (a $14 value)
  • $13 for railroad-tour admission for four adults age 13 or older (a $28 value)
  • $19 for railroad-tour admission for six adults age 13 or older (a $42 value)

Western & Atlantic Railroad Tunnel

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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261 Ratings

We enjoyed the tour very much. It was voting day, so we didn't get to go into the museum, but really enjoyed the tunnel and the tour
Cathy B. · 6 hours ago
nice folks, interesting history of tunnel
Brooks T. · 7 days ago
This tour was ridiculously AWESOME! So much time and effort were put into preserving both the tunnel and the plantation house as well as preparing the museum. I was thoroughly impressed with our guide and her love for history. What we thought was going to be a 20 min run through stop turned into a delightful hour and some change of excellent knowledge and presentation. I would highly recommend this experience!
Ashley C. · 8 days ago

Edifying activities to expand your horizons
Urbane activities, from museums to historical tours
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