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Event Title & Details
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Fri

Apr 26

10:00 AM

Riding in air-conditioned, 1949 vintage train cars, you will travel from Georgia Veterans State Park, across Lake Blackshear to Plains, Archery and back. Explore President Jimmy Carter's boyhood farm, go shopping and sample peanut butter treats.

Boarding: 9:30am / Departure: 10:00am
(Total trip: 7 hours, 15 minutes)
- All Ages Ride -
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
Only a few left!
Sat

Apr 27

9:15 AM

Travel from our Downtown Cordele Depot to President Jimmy Carter's hometown of Plains, Georgia. Explore the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site Museum, the train depot Campaign Headquarters, The Billy Carter Service Station & Museum, shop the retail stores on Main Street and sample peanut butter treats.

Boarding: 8:45am / Departure: 9:15am
(Total trip: 7 hours, 20 minutes)
- All Ages Ride -
Downtown Cordele Depot
Cordele, GA
Fri

May 03

10:00 AM

Travel from Georgia Veterans State Park Depot to President Jimmy Carter's hometown of Plains, Georgia. Explore the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site Museum, the train depot Campaign Headquarters, The Billy Carter Service Station & Museum, shop the retail stores on Main Street and sample peanut butter treats.

Boarding: 9:30am / Departure: 10:00am
(Total trip: 6 hours, 0 minutes)
- All Ages Ride -
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
Sat

May 04

10:00 AM

Riding in air-conditioned, 1949 vintage train cars, you will travel from Georgia Veterans State Park, across Lake Blackshear to Plains, Archery and back. Explore President Jimmy Carter's boyhood farm, go shopping and sample peanut butter treats.

Boarding: 9:30am / Departure: 10:00am
(Total trip: 7 hours, 15 minutes)
- All Ages Ride -
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
Fri

May 10

10:00 AM

Travel from Georgia Veterans State Park Depot to Historic Americus, Georgia to explore the beautiful downtown area, including the Windsor Hotel and Rylander Theater.

Next, you'll visit President Jimmy Carter's hometown of Plains, Georgia. Explore the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site Museum, the train depot Campaign Headquarters, The Billy Carter Service Station & Museum, shop the retail stores on Main Street and sample peanut butter treats.

Boarding: 9:30am / Departure: 10:00am
(Total trip: 7 hours, 30 minutes)
- All Ages Ride -
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
Sat

May 11

10:00 AM

Celebrate NATIONAL TRAIN DAY at the Historic SAM Shortline Railroad's 6th Annual “Touch-A-Train” event at the Georgia Veterans State Park depot from 10 am to 4 pm.
Gates open at 10:00 AM
- All Ages Ride -
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
Sat

May 18

10:00 AM

Riding in air-conditioned, 1949 vintage train cars, you will travel from Georgia Veterans State Park, across Lake Blackshear to Plains, Archery and back. Explore President Jimmy Carter's boyhood farm, go shopping and sample peanut butter treats.

Boarding: 9:30am / Departure: 10:00am
(Total trip: 7 hours, 15 minutes)
- All Ages Ride -
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
Sat

May 25

9:15 AM

Travel from our Downtown Cordele Depot to President Jimmy Carter's hometown of Plains, Georgia. Explore the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site Museum, the train depot Campaign Headquarters, The Billy Carter Service Station & Museum, shop the retail stores on Main Street and sample peanut butter treats.

Boarding: 8:45am / Departure: 9:15am
(Total trip: 7 hours, 20 minutes)
- All Ages Ride -
Downtown Cordele Depot
Cordele, GA
Sat

Jun 01

10:00 AM

Travel from Georgia Veterans State Park Depot to President Jimmy Carter's hometown of Plains, Georgia. Explore the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site Museum, the train depot Campaign Headquarters, The Billy Carter Service Station & Museum, shop the retail stores on Main Street and sample peanut butter treats.

Boarding: 9:30am / Departure: 10:00am
(Total trip: 6 hours, 0 minutes)
- All Ages Ride -
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
Fri

Jun 07

10:00 AM

Travel from Georgia Veterans State Park to visit the amazing Georgia Rural Telephone Museum in Leslie. Afterwards, we'll head to President Jimmy Carter's hometown of Plains, Georgia. Explore the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site Museum, the train depot Campaign Headquarters, The Billy Carter Service Station & Museum, shop the retail stores on Main Street and sample peanut butter treats.

Boarding: 9:30am / Departure: 10:00am
(Total trip: 6 hours, 15 minutes)
- All Ages Ride -
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
Sat

Jun 08

9:15 AM

Travel from our Downtown Cordele Depot to President Jimmy Carter's hometown of Plains, Georgia. Explore the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site Museum, the train depot Campaign Headquarters, The Billy Carter Service Station & Museum, shop the retail stores on Main Street and sample peanut butter treats.

Boarding: 8:45am / Departure: 9:15am
(Total trip: 7 hours, 20 minutes)
- All Ages Ride -
Downtown Cordele Depot
Cordele, GA
Fri

Jun 14

10:00 AM

Travel from Georgia Veterans State Park Depot to Historic Americus, Georgia to explore the beautiful downtown area, including the Windsor Hotel and Rylander Theater.

Next, you'll visit President Jimmy Carter's hometown of Plains, Georgia. Explore the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site Museum, the train depot Campaign Headquarters, The Billy Carter Service Station & Museum, shop the retail stores on Main Street and sample peanut butter treats.

Boarding: 9:30am / Departure: 10:00am
(Total trip: 7 hours, 0 minutes)
- All Ages Ride -
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
Sat

Jun 15

9:15 AM

Travel from our Downtown Cordele Depot to President Jimmy Carter's hometown of Plains, Georgia. Explore the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site Museum, the train depot Campaign Headquarters, The Billy Carter Service Station & Museum, shop the retail stores on Main Street and sample peanut butter treats.

Boarding: 8:45am / Departure: 9:15am
(Total trip: 7 hours, 20 minutes)
- All Ages Ride -
Downtown Cordele Depot
Cordele, GA
Fri

Jun 21

10:00 AM

Travel from Georgia Veterans State Park Depot to President Jimmy Carter's hometown of Plains, Georgia. Explore the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site Museum, the train depot Campaign Headquarters, The Billy Carter Service Station & Museum, shop the retail stores on Main Street and sample peanut butter treats.

Boarding: 9:30am / Departure: 10:00am
(Total trip: 6 hours, 0 minutes)
- All Ages Ride -
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
Sat

Jun 22

10:00 AM

Visit the 2019 Watermelon Festival at Georgia Veterans State Park and ride the train over Lake Blackshear and into the Sumter County countryside.
- All Ages Ride -
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
Sat

Jun 22

3:30 PM

Join President & Mrs. Jimmy Carter and their special guest Paula Deen for a special evening on the Historic SAM Shortline as we try to solve the murder mystery "Southern ways and Means" on the train. All tickets include a Paula Deen inspired dinner in Downtown Plains, GA.

Cash bar will be available to all passengers. Seating in the Americus & Hawkins cars include two drink tickets and snack mix on the tables.

Proceeds to benefit The Bag Lady Foundation, Friends of Jimmy Carter National Historic Site, Plains Better Hometown Program and the Historic SAM Shortline Railroad.

Boarding: 3:00pm / Departure: 3:30pm
(Total trip: 6 hours, 45 minutes)
- All Ages Ride -
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
Fri

Jun 28

10:00 AM

Riding in air-conditioned, 1949 vintage train cars, you will travel from Georgia Veterans State Park, across Lake Blackshear to Plains, Archery and back. Explore President Jimmy Carter's boyhood farm, go shopping and sample peanut butter treats.

Boarding: 9:30am / Departure: 10:00am
(Total trip: 7 hours, 15 minutes)
- All Ages Ride -
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
Sat

Jun 29

5:30 PM

Travel from Georgia Veterans State Park Depot to President Jimmy Carter's hometown of Plains, Georgia for an evening of entertainment, food, games, kids activities and of course, FIREWORKS!

Boarding: 5:00 pm / Departure: 5:30 pm
(Total trip: 6 hours, 29 minutes)
- All Ages Ride -
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
Thu

Jul 04

8:00 PM

BBQ & Fireworks Train Ride
Travel from Georgia Veterans State Park Depot and enjoy a barbeque dinner with a view of beautiful Lake Blackshear. After a train ride through the Sumter County countryside, we return to the Lake Blackshear trestle to watch the huge fireworks show at Georgia Veterans State Park.

BBQ Dinner (included in ticket price) includes:
Smoakies BBQ sandwhich, Lay's potato chips, pickle spear, watermelon and 20oz Coke product.

Boarding: 7:30pm / Departure: 8:00pm
(Total trip: 2 hours, 0 minutes)
- All Ages Ride -
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
Sat

Jul 13

9:30 AM

Details Coming Soon!
- All Ages Ride -
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA