Upcoming Events

Sumter Special Train Ride
Friday, March 22, 2019 at 10AM
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
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)
Presidential Flyer Train Ride
Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 10AM
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
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)
Murder Mystery Dinner Train
Murder Mystery Dinner Train (Leslie, GA)
Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 5:15PM
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
Join the Georgia Rural Telephone Museum and the Historic SAM Shortline for a special evening train as we try to solve the murder mystery "A Night At The Museum".

All tickets include dinner at the museum in Leslie. 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 Georgia Rural Telephone Museum and the Historic SAM Shortline Railroad. Boarding: 4:45pm / Departure: 5:15pm (Total trip: 3 hours, 40 minutes)
Plains Express Train Ride
Friday, April 5, 2019 at 10AM
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
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)
Plains Express Train Ride
Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 10AM
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
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)
Plains Express Train Ride
Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 10AM
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
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)
Sumter Special Train Ride
Friday, April 19, 2019 at 10AM
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
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)
Presidential Flyer Train Ride
Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 10AM
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
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)
Presidential Flyer Train Ride
Friday, April 26, 2019 at 10AM
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
Only a few left!
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)
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 9:15AM
Downtown Cordele Depot
Cordele, GA
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)
TBA - To Be Announced Train Ride
Friday, May 3 - Friday, May 10, 2019
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
To buy tickets, select one of the ride times below.
Friday, May 3, 2019 at 9:30AM
Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 9:30AM
Friday, May 10, 2019 at 9:30AM
Details Coming Soon!
TBA - To Be Announced Train Ride
Friday, May 3 - Friday, May 10, 2019
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
To buy tickets, select one of the ride times below.
Friday, May 3, 2019 at 9:30AM
Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 9:30AM
Friday, May 10, 2019 at 9:30AM
Details Coming Soon!
TBA - To Be Announced Train Ride
Friday, May 3 - Friday, May 10, 2019
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
To buy tickets, select one of the ride times below.
Friday, May 3, 2019 at 9:30AM
Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 9:30AM
Friday, May 10, 2019 at 9:30AM
Details Coming Soon!
TBA - To Be Announced Train Ride
Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 9:30AM
Downtown Cordele Depot
Cordele, GA
Details Coming Soon!
TBA - To Be Announced Train Ride
Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 9:30AM
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
Details Coming Soon!