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

Western & Atlantic Railroad Tunnel - West Whitfield

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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.

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  • $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.


99% of 214 customers recommend

  • “Great authentic museum / tour guides with authentic pieces and great stories to go along with it; The tunnell is pretty cool, too! :)”

  • “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.”

  • “The curators were so knowledgeable and friendly, we really enjoyed our time there, and highly recommend it!”

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    West Whitfield

    215 Clisby Austin Dr

    Tunnel Hill, GA 30755

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