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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: 7 hours, 35 minutes)
- All Ages Ride -
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
Sat

Jun 08

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 15

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: 8 hours, 25 minutes)
- All Ages Ride -
Georgia Veterans State Park
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: 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
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
Sold Out
Sat

Jul 06

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

Jul 13

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

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
Sold Out
Fri

Jul 26

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

Jul 27

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

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

Aug 10

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

Aug 17

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

Aug 24

6:30 PM

A unique tasting event that includes a train ride and sampling of beverage and food products produced along the route of the old Savannah, Americus & Montgomery Railway. Featuring Richland Rum, Omaha Brewing and Wolf Creek Winery. Boarding: 6:00pm / Departure: 6:30pm (Total trip: 3 hours, 30 minutes)
- All Ages Ride -
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
Sat

Aug 31

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

Sep 07

9:30 AM

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