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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: 7 hours, 0 minutes)
- All Ages Ride -
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
Sat

Jun 22

12:30 PM

Visit the 2019 Watermelon Festival at Georgia Veterans State Park and take a 45 minute train ride the train over Lake Blackshear and into the Sumter County countryside.
- All Ages Ride -
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
Sat

Jun 22

1:30 PM

Visit the 2019 Watermelon Festival at Georgia Veterans State Park and take a 45 minute train ride the train over Lake Blackshear and into the Sumter County countryside.
- All Ages Ride -
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
Sat

Jun 22

2:30 PM

Visit the 2019 Watermelon Festival at Georgia Veterans State Park and take a 45 minute train ride the train over Lake Blackshear and into the Sumter County countryside.
- 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, 45 minutes)
- All Ages Ride -
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
Sat

Jun 29

5:00 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: 4:30 pm / Departure: 5:00 pm
(Total trip: 7 hours, 20 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
Sat

Jul 20

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: 2:45pm / Departure: 3:15pm
(Total trip: 7 hours, 30 minutes)
- All Ages Ride -
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
Fri

Jul 26

9:30 AM

Details Coming Soon!
- All Ages Ride -
Downtown Cordele Depot
Cordele, GA
Fri

Jul 26

9:30 AM

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

Jul 27

9:30 AM

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

Aug 24

9:30 AM

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