Upcoming Events

Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, May 25, 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)
Plains Express Train Ride
Saturday, June 1, 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)
Peanut Express Train Ride
Friday, June 7, 2019 at 10AM
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
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)
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, June 8, 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)
Sumter Special Train Ride
Friday, June 14, 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)
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, June 15, 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)
Plains Express Train Ride
Friday, June 21, 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)
Watermelon Festival Special
Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 1:30PM
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
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.
Presidential Flyer Train Ride
Friday, June 28, 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)
Plains, Trains & Fireworks
Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 5:30PM
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
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)
BBQ & Fireworks Train Ride
Thursday, July 4, 2019 at 8PM
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
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)
TBA - To Be Announced Train Ride
Saturday, July 13 - Saturday, July 27, 2019
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
To buy tickets, select one of the ride times below.
Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 9:30AM
Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 9:30AM
Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 9:30AM
Details Coming Soon!
TBA - To Be Announced Train Ride
Saturday, July 13 - Saturday, July 27, 2019
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
To buy tickets, select one of the ride times below.
Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 9:30AM
Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 9:30AM
Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 9:30AM
Details Coming Soon!
TBA - To Be Announced Train Ride
Friday, July 26, 2019 at 9:30AM
Downtown Cordele Depot
Cordele, GA
Details Coming Soon!
TBA - To Be Announced Train Ride
Friday, July 26, 2019 at 9:30AM
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
Details Coming Soon!
TBA - To Be Announced Train Ride
Saturday, July 13 - Saturday, July 27, 2019
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
To buy tickets, select one of the ride times below.
Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 9:30AM
Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 9:30AM
Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 9:30AM
Details Coming Soon!