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2010 Calendar of events

See Planning your visit for more information and directions.



Regular scheduled open days, please see events below for additional days.

Month Days open
January-March Every Friday & Saturday
and 2nd Thursday
April-May Thursday, Friday & Saturday
June-August Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday
September-December Thursday, Friday & Saturday

Upcoming events:

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2010 Completed events

  • March 20
    The museum participated in the Touch a Truck day in downtown Kennesaw, GA. For more information, click here.

  • March 28 Sunday
    The museum hosted it's annual class room training session for the train crew. This class is mandantory for volunteers wanting to be on the train crew. Class starts at 1;30PM. For more information, contact our train operations manager

  • February 1 - March 27 : Photo exhibit and competion
    • Categories and rules to be announced by Dec 11, 2009.
    • Entries due January 16 23, 2010.
    • Winners to be announced at during Caboose Days event, April 10, 2010
    • Download entry form here and submit with each entry. One form per photo, one CD/DVD per photographer.

  • April 1 : Museum resumes summer season schedule of Thursday- Saturday, 10am -5pm operation.
  • April 8 : Second Thursdays at the museum premieres. The museum education department will offer a program each month on the second Thursday geared towards pre-school aged children.
    • Program cost will be $7 per child.
    • Program starts at 10:30

  • April 10-11 : Caboose Days
    • Temporary caboose tattoos
    • Caboose hunt
    • Food
    • Craft corner for kids to create a souvenir to take home

  • April 17 : Boy Scout Merit badge day - Hosted in conjunction with the Piedmont Division NMRA
    This session has filled up and there is a waiting list , for more information please contact John Stevens (click here to email) or phone (678)873-3770.
  • Click here and go to page 25 to see an interesting news article on this activity from the Winter 2008 edition of The SouthErneR, the Southeast Region NMRA newsletter
  • May 6 : Homeschool Open House - Get on board with homeschooling at the Southeastern Railway Museum. The museum will be hosting an open house for homeschool families. Homeschool families will enjoy a special admission price of $2 per person. Children will enjoy doing crafts and a scavenger hunt and parents will learn about our new programs for homeschoolers. Everyone will enjoy the caboose train ride! Homeschool families must pre-register with the Museum Education Coordinator to enjoy the special admission price.
    For more information, and to pre-register, please contact Beth Kovach at or 770-495-0253 x 2.
    In the case of rain, the open house will take place on May 7th.
  • May 8 : National Train Day - free train rides during our celebration of National Train Day
  • May 13 : Second Thursdays at the museum. The museum education department will offer a program each month on the second Thursday geared towards pre-school aged children.

  • May 15 : Armed Services Day
    • Members of our nations armed services, both active & retired, were invited to visit the museum free of charge.
    • Renenactors of the Georgia 9th Artillery demonstrated cannon used during the Civil War

  • May : Teacher Appreciation Month - Teachers with will be admitted free with their employee id badge.

  • June 5-6 : Locomotive Celebration
  • The museum celebrates the collection of locomotives... Old and new and in particular the 100th birthday of Savannah & Atlanta #750.
    This year's event will also include...
    • Celebrate (Savannah & Atlanta) #750's 100th Birthday with Ice Cream and Cookies
    • Locomotive Art Activities
    • Temporary Locomotive Tattoos
    • Locomotive Slide Show

  • June 10 : 2nd Thursday preschool program
    This months feature will be Hot Air Balloons courtesy of Daryl Tatum of Balloons Over Georgia

  • Summer Camp : Theme I've been working on the Railroad
    The museum will offer two weeks of summer day camp this year. Hours are 9am - 1pm.
    • Registration forms (Here in pdf form) are due July 6.
    • Cost is $145 per camper with a $75 deposit due at registration
    • Session 1 : June 21 - June 25
    • Session 2 : July 12 - July 16
    • Age groups from 4 - 10
    • For more information, please contact our Museum Education Coordinator, Beth Kovach, at 770-495-0253 ext 2 or email by clicking here.

  • July 8 : 2nd Thursday preschool program
    Tenatively this month's program will include a police car.

  • Aug 7-8 : Trains, Trucks and Tractors

  • The museum hosted visiting trucks, tractors and other vehicles to explore and learn about.
    (2010 Photos) The event also included...
    • Refreshments
    • Temporary tattoos and face painting
    • Craft corner for kids to create a souvenir to take home
    • Tractor and Wagon Rides
    • Kids wagon race
    • There were lots of visiting exhibits so we extend a special appreciation to:

      • Lou Sobh GMC
      • UPS
      • MARTA
      • AGCO Corporation
      • Gwinnett Convention & Visitors Bureau
      • Norfolk Southern Corporation
      • Members of the following Antique Tractor organizations:
        • Cumming Anitique Power Association
        • North Georgia 2 Cylinder Club
        • West Georgia 2 Cylinder Club

  • August 28 - : Full Speed Ahead Saturdays premiere... program this month is Steam Trains

  • September 9 - : 2nd Thursday preschool program

  • September 11 - Members (active or retired) of our armed forces and first responders will be admitted free.
  • Sept 18 Boy Scout Merit badge day - Hosted in conjunction with the Piedmont Division NMRA
    Registration for this session has closed as we have filled up.
    Click here and go to page 25 to see an interesting news article on this activity from the Winter 2008 edition of The SouthErneR, the Southeast Region NMRA newsletter

  • September 25 - : Full Speed Ahead Saturdays Full Speeed Ahead has been cancelled for September inorder to allow everyone to enjoy Duluth's Fall Festival.

  • October 7 - : Homeschool Day 10am - 1pm Harvest 1871
    This year the museum is hosting our homeschool day in conjunction with the Duluth History Museum.
    Come learn what it was like to be involved in the harvest of 1871, the year the railroad first went through Duluth, GA.
    Activities will include:
    • Science lesson at the Southeastern Railway Museum at 10:30 and 11:30
    • History lesson at the Duluth History Museum at 11am and 12noon
    • Crafts
    • Touch and Learn Tables
    • Story Telling

    Pre-registration is required. Addition is $5 per person over age 2. One price includes BOTH museums.
    To pre-register, please contact Beth Kovach, education coordinator at 770-495-0253 x2 (leave a message with full name, phone numer and number of children and adults you're bringing) or Email Beth
    Train rides are $2 per person in addition to program addmission.

  • October 14 - : 2nd Thursday preschool program
  • October 23 - : Full Speed Ahead Saturdays

  • October 30 - Train or Treat Festival - Come celebrate Halloween at the museum
    • Costume Contest at noon and 4pm
    • Fall craft activity
    • Trick or Treating
    • Wagaon rides
    • Trick of Treating on decorated train cars
    • Story time

  • October - New this year... Haunted Dinner and Train Tours at the museum

    • We're sorry, due to low response rates for this event, we cancelled this event for 2010. Please be on the lookout during the summer of 2011 for the 2011 event.

      Ages 21 and up; $45 per person includes wine and dinner in the historic diner car, a 1.5 hour ghost tour, and coffee and dessert. Come tour the Southeastern Railway Museum's haunted past and enjoy diner in the historic diner. The tour will take you through our haunted train cars including "The Superb" where President Harding spent his last days both alive and dead. Reservations Required: Click below or call our education coordinator, Beth Kovach, at 770-495-0253 x 2 or email

  • Nov 6-7 : Model Railroad Days

    • Featuring model railroads of various scales from clubs across metro Atlanta
      • G Scale group included exhibiting a live steam engine
      • Lego models
      • N Scale
      • HO Switching layouts
      • O Scale
    • Hands on experiences on some of the models
    • Ideas for Christmas presents
    • Debuting this year will be the musuem's "Junior Model Railroaders Club"

  • November 11 - : 2nd Thursday preschool program

  • Nov 20 : Santa Arrives

  • Santa will arrive by train at 1:30. Bring your camera and get those once in a lifetime photos or take the opportunity to allow our photographer to take a family photograph at a reasonable price.

  • December 9 - : 2nd Thursday preschool program

  • Dec 4, 11, 18: Day with Santa

  • Plan on joining us for a different experience from previous year's breakfast with Santa. Plans this year include Breakfast, Lunch and a new Polar Express experience
    Breakfast & Lunch are $15 each (children under 2 are free)

    Purchase Breakfast tickets at... Southeastern Railway Museum Breakfast with Santa

    Purchase Lunch tickets at.. Southeastern Railway Museum Lunch with Santa

    Dec 6 update - We've sold out two sessions of Polar Express experience and added 2 matinee sessions (3:30 on Dec 11 and 18) to give more folks the opportunity to enjoy it.

    Nov 13 update - Ticket sales for Breakfast and Lunch are going quickly. In order to coordinate with our caterer and plan appropriately, we will cut off ticket sales for Breakfast and Lunch the day before each event. Please get your tickets early to avoid disappointment!

    Totally new and exciting for 2010 is our "Polar Express" experience. Tickets are $20 each and include viewing the movie in a vintage railcar. More information and tickets at... SRM Polar Express Experience

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    N.R.H.S. Meetings:

    Two Atlanta Chapter National Railway Historical Society (N.R.H.S.) meetings are scheduled each month. These are not just for chapter members - the general public is welcome.
    • The Board of Directors meeting is held on the second Thursday of each month. These meetings start at 7:30 in the museum's audio/visual room in building #1. (Click here for directions to the museum)
    • The chapter meeting is held on the fourth Thursday of each month at the museum. Meetings include a brief program and social time

     See Planning your visit for more information and directions


    This page last updated on Monday January 17 2011
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