Southeastern Railway Museum

The Southeastern Railway Museum tells the story of railway transportation. Visitors can see classic steam locomotives, historic buses, tractors, fire engines, 90 different railroad cars, and many other historic items. The Museum even offers rides on a real caboose.
 
 
Contact Info
Address: 3595 Buford Hwy, Duluth, GA 30096. Gwinnett County.
Tel: 770-476-2013.
Hrs: Thurs.-Sat. (Jan.-Feb.), Wed.-Sat. (Mar.-May, Aug-Dec.), Tues.-Sat. (Jun.-Jul.).
 
SCHOOL
Students can learn about a model railroad and make a train-themed craft, or learn about the history of train transportation in Georgia. They can also work with maps to explore different types of trade and goods delivered by train, and learn how railroads altered America’s economy and the daily life of its citizens. These programs include a tour through historic train cars, and a train ride! Classes unable to visit the Museum can have the experience brought to them through a hands-on school outreach program, complete with real artifacts.
 
Contact Info
Name: Education Coordinator.
Phone: 770-495-0253.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Group Size: Varies. 
Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Outreach.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-3 hours.
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: 8:1.
Registration: Phone, Email.
Food Options: Picnic area available.
Cost: Minimum $90.
Title I or Financial Support: Title I schools receive reduced rates.
Accessibility: PD for the Museum. Railcar exhibits are mostly not accessible.
Supports Classroom Learning In: Social Studies.
Topics Covered: economics, geography, history, Industrial Revolution, technology, transportation.
 
 
SCOUTS
Scout groups can attend locally-organized merit badge events to learn about railroading, science, history, and more. They can also schedule guided tours of the Museum to explore its exhibits, railcars, and the history of rail transportation.
 
Contact Info
Name: Education Coordinator.
Phone: 770-495-0253.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Group Size: Varies.
Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-3 hours.
Recomm. Ratio of Scouts to Staff: Varies.
Registration: Phone, Email.
Food Options: Picnic area available.
Cost: Fee.
Title I or Financial Support: n/a.
Accessibility: PD for the Museum. Railcar exhibits are mostly not accessible.
Supports Scout Badges In:
Topics Covered: 
 
 
HOMESCHOOL
Homeschool students can enjoy a regular guided tour of the Museum’s collection, and then take a ride on a historic train car. Groups may register for an educational program to explore the history and technology behind rail transportation. Examples of activities include working with maps to study geography and trade, conducting an experiment on the physics of steam power, and making a train-themed craft.
 
Contact Info
Name: Education Coordinator.
Phone: 770-495-0253.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Group Size: Varies.
Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Outreach.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-3 hours.
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: 
Registration: Phone, Email.
Food Options: Picnic area available.
Cost: Fee.
Title I or Financial Support: n/a.
Accessibility: PD for the Museum. Railcar exhibits are mostly not accessible.
 
Supports Classroom Learning In: Social Studies.
Topics Covered: economics, geography, history, Industrial Revolution, technology, transportation.

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